Pizza zucchini boats

Heather Disarro

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Get those kids to love their veggies. Pizza zucchini boats take all the flavors of delicious pizza and stuff them into fun-to-eat zucchini boats!

pizza zucchini boats

Pizza zucchini boats

Serves 4


  • 4 medium zucchini, washed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni or cooked Italian sausage
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and gently scoop out the seeds and allowing about 1/4- to 1/2-inch on the sides.
  3. Place the zucchini in the pot of boiling water and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes until slightly tender.
  4. While the zucchini are boiling, brush a baking dish with olive oil.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Drain the zucchini and place cut-side up in the prepared baking dish.
  7. Combine the onions, bell peppers, black olives and chopped pepperoni in a bowl.
  8. Spoon evenly into the zucchini boats.
  9. Drizzle the marinara sauce evenly over the top of the meat mixture.
  10. Sprinkle the zucchini evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  11. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the zucchini are completely tender and the cheese is melted.
  12. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.