Loaded Zucchini Skins – Easy Cheesy Keto Snack Idea!

Loaded Zucchini Skins

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 16 MINUTES

total time: 31 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 large fresh zucchinis
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, thinly chopped

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a large metal spoon or melon baller, scoop out the insides, leaving the skins.

2

Cut each half into four pieces. Each zucchini will yield 8 skins. Place all on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

3

Coat skins in olive oil. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

4

Bake skins in the oven for 6 minutes. Remove, and place about 2 teaspoons of cheese, and a few bacon pieces on each skin.

5

Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes, or until zucchini is cooked through and cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven. Top each with sour cream and chopped onion. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 pieces, Serving Size: 4 pieces
Amount Per Serving: 229 Calories | 19g Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 4.6g Sugar | 9.1g Protein | 5.1g Net Carbs

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These loaded zucchini skins are the perfect appetizer — and they’re so simple to make!

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Love loaded potato skins?

Do you know the tasty ones with all that melted cheese, bacon, sour cream, and onions? If so, you need to try this keto-loaded zucchini skins recipe! We promise they are almost as tasty as the real thing.

This is a must-try appetizer that’s both super easy to make and also insanely delicious! Plus, this would be an excellent party snack to share with friends. Just be warned – this tray of yummy-ness will disappear fast, so consider doubling the recipe for a larger (or hungrier) crowd!

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Easy ingredients & easy baking method!

We essentially want to use the skin portion of the zucchini. Simply hollow them out, bake in the oven, and then top with cheese and bacon. After another turn in the oven, top with sour cream and green onions, and you’ll have some delicious melted bites of loaded zucchini heaven!

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keto loaded zucchini skins recipe ready for a second baking, topped with cheese and bacon

keto loaded zucchini skins after baking

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Loaded Zucchini Skins

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 16 MINUTES

total time: 31 MINUTES

Swap zucchini for potato skins to make a delicious low-carb appetizer featuring bacon, cheese, and sour cream!

Ingredients

  • 3 large fresh zucchinis
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, thinly chopped

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a large metal spoon or melon baller, scoop out the insides, leaving the skins.

2

Cut each half into four pieces. Each zucchini will yield 8 skins. Place all on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

3

Coat skins in olive oil. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

4

Bake skins in the oven for 6 minutes. Remove, and place about 2 teaspoons of cheese, and a few bacon pieces on each skin.

5

Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes, or until zucchini is cooked through and cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven. Top each with sour cream and chopped onion. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 pieces, Serving Size: 4 pieces
Amount Per Serving: 229 Calories | 19g Fat | 6.9g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 4.6g Sugar | 9.1g Protein | 5.1g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

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Hip recipe tips for these Keto Loaded Zucchini Skins:

  • If you have one, try using a melon baller to remove the insides of the zucchini. If not, just carefully use a spoon.
  • Looking for an extra kick? Try adding a hint of cumin or an extra seasoning of your choice!

keto loaded zucchini skins

Brilliant bites of bacon, cheese, and zucchini!

There’s nothing to not love here! Even my kids, who aren’t huge zucchini fans, enjoyed these.

Loaded zucchini skins would definitely appeal to both keto and non-keto eaters! In my opinion, this is an appetizer everyone is going to enjoy. You’ll need to hurry and grab a few zucchini skins before they disappear from the dinner table!


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 4

  1. Laurel

    I cooked the zucchini skins for a little longer than suggested, before adding the toppings. They were so good, if i did not know better I would have thought that they were the real deal! Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! I love them too 🙂

  2. carlypk

    These are so good! I added a little cumin to each one for an extra kick. Will make again!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yummy!

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