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Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats easy healthy recipe | lecremedelacrumb.com

Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

Healthy, baked Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini boats with all the flavors of an enchilada rolled into a lightened up 30 minute vegetarian dish the whole family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Author Tiffany


  • 3-4 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can mild or medium enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste I used about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • sour cream, diced tomatoes, avocado, sliced olives, green onions, cilantro optional toppings


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise, use a tablespoon to scoop out the seedy center and discard. Place side by side, cut side up, on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl stir together quinoa, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, 1/2 cup of the shredded Mexican blend cheese, cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Spoon quinoa mixture into zucchini boats. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Top zucchini with remaining cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheeses are melted.
  • Add desired toppings and serve.


Top these zucchini boats with any of your favorite taco toppings like salsa, sour cream, cilantro, hot sauce, guacamole or diced avocado - go wild! 
If you don't care for quinoa, you can easily substitute long grain white rice or brown rice in this recipe!