Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

All the flavors of pizza neatly packed in healthy, nutritious zucchini boats! It’s cheesy comfort without any of the guilt!

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats - All the flavors of pizza neatly packed in healthy, nutritious zucchini boats! It's cheesy comfort without any of the guilt!

With the influx of football type party foods here lately, I figured it was time to share something a little bit more hearty for skinny jeans weather.

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 unbelievablyย easy!

Effortless, really.

And with a handful of simple ingredients, you’ll be able to have pepperoni cheesy goodness guilt-free in 30 minutes or less.

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

All the flavors of pizza neatly packed in healthy, nutritious zucchini boats! It’s cheesy comfort without any of 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
  • 1/4 cupย mini pepperonis
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add ground turkey mixture to each zucchini and sprinkle with mozzarella, topping with mini pepperonis.
  5. Place into oven and bake until the zucchini is tender and the cheese has melted, about 12-15 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 412.8 Calories from Fat 221.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.6g 38%
Saturated Fat 9.3g 47%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 92.3mg 31%
Sodium 902.0mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 20.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 11.9g
Protein 28.4g 57%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.