Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

With marinara sauce, ground turkey and mozzarella cheese, these healthy zucchini boats offer cheesy comfort without the guilt!

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats - These healthy zucchini boats offer cheesy comfort without the guilt!

With the influx of football type party foods here lately, I figured it was time to share something healthy and hearty. After all, we all need to practice some clean eating here and there, right?

I’ve actually been meaning to make zucchini boats for quite some time but I just never got around to it until now. I guess I was just worried it would be incredibly time consuming to scoop out the insides of the zucchini but with the use of a melon baller, it’s so easy! And with a handful of simple ingredients, you’ll be able to have pizza cheesy goodness guilt-free in 30 minutes or less. You can’t beat that!

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats - These healthy zucchini boats offer cheesy comfort without the guilt!

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4

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Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

With marinara sauce, ground turkey and mozzarella cheese, these healthy zucchini boats offer cheesy comfort without the guilt!

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Cut each zucchini in half horizontally, then carefully scoop out the center of the zucchini, reserving for another use, leaving about 1/2-inch of zucchini on the skin.
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground turkey, oregano, basil, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in marinara sauce until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey mixture to each zucchini and sprinkle with mozzarella. Place into oven and bake until the zucchini is tender and the cheese has melted, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
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Comments

  1. says

    I love healthy eating that has lots of flavor! And I can just see the flavor in the picture! This is a great way to get my kids to eat zucchini!

    • Chung-Ah says

      It’s a great way to have grown-ups eat zucchini too! I haven’t had zucchini in ages until I stuffed them with pizza!

  2. annie says

    Made these for my husband and I tonight. Absolutely delicious! Thank you thank you! Can’t wait to make these again.

  3. MIKE B says

    IN THE ZUCCHINI RECIPE WHEN DESCRIBING COOKING THE TURKEY, YOU IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH ALSO REFER TO HOW TO CRUMBLE THE BEEF WHICH SINCE NO BEEF CAN BE SEE IN THE INGREDIENTS I THINK IS A MISTAKE.

    • Chung-Ah says

      In response to your steamed lentils question (I tried to email you back but it seems to be an incorrect email address), you can find them at your local grocery store. If you cannot find them, feel free to steam them at your convenience. I like to purchase already steamed lentils since it makes for such easier cooking!

  4. Joy says

    Any idea of calorie counts on your recipes? I am still counting with my lose it app. I’ve lost 20 lbs in 3 months and I would love to try some of these recipes, but still need to track diligently.
    They look delish!!! :D

    • Chung-Ah says

      Joy, congrats on the amazing weight loss! Unfortunately, I do not publish nutritional information on my site as I am not a registered dietician. I suggest using online resources such as Calorie Count to obtain such information.

      • PnutsNShamrocks says

        I too, am on a low calorie diet for weight loss. After a visit with my doctor, we decided on 1200 calories a day, using MYFITNESSPLAN.COM. When making this type of recipe, I weigh and measure everything on my dinner, but for the rest of the family, I just make them as they are suppose to be made. Sometimes this means I omit an entire ingredient, or substitute something that corresponds with my eating plan. Best of luck on your diet!

  5. julie says

    My whole family loved these. I used Italian turkey sausage and it was delish! Thanks for another fantastic recipe

  6. Jessie says

    Made this recipe and threw some of the zucchini chunks into the meat, so as to get more ‘chini goodness. GREAT RECIPE, THANK YOU!

  7. Zana Hart says

    I’ll try these soon! I’ve missed pizza since I discovered that I do better without grains of any sort. This solves that problem! Thanks.

  8. sheila says

    I’ve make this many times. I don’t cook the meat. I also use the scooped out zucchini. I mix it into the turkey mixture.

  9. says

    Just made this tonight. DELICIOUS! I didn’t have any ground turkey, but I used turkey italian sausage instead. I am stuffed as well. I have lost 80lbs with more to go so I have to watch every calorie. Of course it depends on the size of the zucchini, cals in the cheese you use, etc., but mine came out to 356 cals for two boats. This really was excellent! Thank you!

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