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Zucchini Taco Shells Recipe [Healthier Tortilla Alternative]

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If you know me, you know my love for zucchini knows no bounds. Why? Because zucchinis are so wonderfully versatile with their mild flavor, making them perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, they’re a fantastic healthy option to substitute carbs like bread or pasta in many recipes. Today, I’m excited to share one of my favorite ways to use them: Zucchini Taco Shells! This recipe is straightforward, delicious, and perfect for anyone looking to spice up their meal routine with something fresh and nutritious.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Health Benefits Galore: Zucchini is not only low in calories but also high in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, and antioxidants. Each taco wrap is a step toward a healthier you.
  • Easy to Make: You don’t need to be a pro chef to whip up these zucchini tacos. A few simple steps and basic kitchen tools are all it takes to create these delicious wraps.
  • Flexibility in Serving: Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or a quick snack, these zucchini tacos are perfect. They pair beautifully with a variety of fillings, adapting to whatever you have on hand or crave.
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Recipe Variations

  • Flour Alternatives: If you’re looking to skip all-purpose flour, coconut flakes or oat flour make great substitutes. Both alternatives add a unique flavor and are perfect if you’re aiming for a gluten-free option.
  • Cheese Options: Not a fan of mozzarella? Try cheddar, Monterey Jack, or even a sprinkle of feta for a different twist on flavor and texture.
  • Add Some Heat: If you like a little spice, add chopped jalapeños or a dash of chili flakes to the zucchini mix before baking.

Tools You’ll Need

  • Grater: To grate the zucchini efficiently.
  • Kitchen Towel: Essential for squeezing out all that extra moisture from the zucchini. The drier the zucchini, the better your tacos will hold together.
  • Baking Sheet and Parchment Paper: A must for baking your zucchini tortillas to perfection without sticking. Don’t forget to brush the parchment with a bit of olive oil for that golden touch!

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Zucchini Taco Shells

Author: Laura Bais
Enjoy crafting these simple yet delicious Zucchini Tacos and feel free to experiment with the stuffing to make it your own!
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Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, European
Servings 4 tacos


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus a pinch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil


  • Grate the zucchini and toss it with ½ teaspoon salt. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to release moisture.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush it with olive oil.
  • Transfer the zucchini to a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  • In a bowl, combine the drained zucchini, a pinch of salt, oregano, egg, squeezed mozzarella, and flour. Mix well until combined.
  • Shape the mixture into 4-6 tacos on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure they are thin and even without any holes.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm and lightly golden. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute, then gently peel off and fill with your favorite toppings.
Keyword taco alternative, tortilla alternative, zucchini recipes
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