Healthy and Tasty Zucchini Pizza Boats

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Healthy and Tasty Zucchini Pizza Boats

Healthy and Tasty Zucchini Pizza Boats

Here’s a solution to your pizza cravings which have derailed many well-intentioned dieters. This recipe for Zucchini Pizza Boats delivers all the best parts about pizza – the flavors of basil, marinara, pepperoni and cheese – and swaps out the calorie-loaded crust for guilt-free and fiber filled zucchini. Enjoy as a meal, an appetizer or as a snack with toppings of your choice! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 organic zucchini
  • 1 cup organic spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 6 oz uncured pepperoni, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a shallow baking dish with olive oil

  2. Wash the zucchini and slice in half lengthwise. 

  3. Scoop out some of the zucchini flesh to make little boats. Use a knife to slice down the sides and then a spoon to scoop out the middle section. If the zucchini is soft then you won’t need to use a knife. Arrange the zucchini in the prepared pan.

  4. Spoon some spaghetti sauce in each zucchini boat and then top with mozzarella, olives, basil and pepperoni. 

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the toppings are cooked and the zucchini are soft. 

  6. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 90 calories, 4g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 6g protein. 

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