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Zucchini Pizza Boats

Zucchini Pizza Boats are a delicious way to use up your extra zucchini and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword zucchini pizza boats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lauren


  • 2 extra large zucchini from the garden or 4-6 small
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 4 slices deli ham julienned
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1/4 onion sliced thin
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • any other pizza toppings you'd like
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 10 fresh basil leaves torn, if desired salt pepper
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat skillet over medium heat with olive oil and garlic. Slice ends off of zucchini and slice down the center lengthwise. Scoop all the seeds out so you are left with a skinny boat shape, about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. (*If you are using large zucchinis, slice in half, this time width-wise so you have 4 'boats' per zucchini. If you are using small zucchinis from the store, you can forgo this step.)
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over prepared zucchinis. Remove garlic from pan. Place zucchinis cut side down in pan and cover.
  • Cook 5 minutes and turn. Edges should be brown. Cover and cook another 5 minutes. Transfer cooked zucchini to a sheet pan.
  • Fill with pizza sauce, desired toppings and cheese. Sprinkle with oregano. Bake under the broiler until cheese has browned. Remove from oven.
  • In small bowl, combine tomatoes with basil, salt and pepper. Top cooked pizza stuffed zucchinis with tomato mixture, if desired.


-I like my zucchini crisp-tender. Meaning it is still a little firm but not crunchy like a totally uncooked zucchini would be. If you would like a softer pizza stuffed zucchini, all you need to do is bake the pizza stuffed zucchinis at 375 for 10-15 minutes (as opposed to broiling). This should soften things up!