Easy Turkey Mince Stuffed Courgettes Recipe

low carb Turkey Stuffed Courgette Recipe - 1

These healthy Turkey Mince Stuffed Courgettes make for an easy low-carb meal.

Making use of a handful of basic ingredients, it’s also cheap and simple to cook.

The numbers below will make for three servings.


To make 3 servings

  • 3 courgettes
  • Around 500g turkey mince
  • 1 carton of passata (around 500g)Or 1 tin chopped/whole tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)Amount to taste
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauceCould swap for ketchup if you prefer
  • Salt, Pepper, Dried Oregano To taste

How to make low carb healthy turkey mince stuffed courgettes:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees/180 degrees (fan)
  2. In a saucepan and large frying pan, add the oil over a medium heat.
  3. Add in the onions, garlic and chilli (if using) and fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the peppers and continue for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Add in the turkey mince.
  6. Cook over a high heat until the turkey is lightly browned and any liquid has evaporated.
  7. Pour in the passata together with the BBQ or tomato sauce (ketchup). If using chopped/whole tinned tomatoes instead of passata, break them up with the back of a spoon or fork.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper, plus a little dried oregano or any other spices/herbs you prefer.
  9. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, cut the ends off the courgettes and half length-ways. Spoon out the seeds.
  11. Place the courgettes skin-side down in a baking dish and fill with the chicken & tomato mixture.
  12. Optionally top with breadcrumbs and/or grated cheese.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes.
  14. Serve and enjoy.