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30-Minute Zucchini Pizza Boats

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minute, healthy, pizza, pizza boat, pizza boats, zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 429 kcal

Zucchini Pizza Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Fully loaded with sausage, mushrooms, peppers and olives, it’s a lower-carb, lower-calorie way to enjoy pizza and sneak some extra veggies into your diet. 

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces italian link sausage casing removed
  • 14 ounce jar pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced olives
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil optional
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half horizontally, then scoop out the seeds. If they don’t lie flat, trim a thin strip from the bottom. Place them on a baking sheet or in a 9x13 casserole dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, 4-6 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in pizza sauce and heat for 1-2 minutes longer.
  4. Add sausage mixture to each zucchini boat, then top with cheese, mushrooms, green pepper, red onion and olives.
  5. Place into oven and bake until the zucchini is tender and the cheese has melted, about 12-18 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with basil and red pepper flakes, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Zucchini Pizza Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 1285mg56%
Potassium 1142mg33%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1325IU27%
Vitamin C 56.3mg68%
Calcium 267mg27%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.