Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pizza-Style Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Here is a fun and healthy dinner for the whole family to enjoy! A nice little 'twist' on pizza. It has no crust so it is low-carb, but keeps all the amazing flavors we know and love!

Very simple too!:)

Pizza-Style Stuffed Zucchini Boats


6 zucchinis
1 lb ground turkey (or other ground meat)
1 onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb sliced mushrooms
15 oz. tomato sauce
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
minced fresh basil


Cut each zucchini into halves and scrape out insides of zucchini into a pot that will be used to make the stuffing.

Add to the pot with the zucchini pulp (the scraped out insides) ground turkey, onion, fresh garlic, and mushrooms.

Brown all together, drain, season with salt pepper and Italian seasoning, then stir in a jar (or can) of tomato sauce, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and minced basil.

Then stuff!

Top with more sprinkled cheese (and extra mushrooms if you love mushrooms like my family does!), bake at 350 for half hour and DONE :)

Feel free to switch up the ingredients with your own pizza topping favorites - chopped pepperoni, olives, peppers and other veggies, etc, would all work very well here!

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  1. Hi Chelsea, great Pizza dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Pizza collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

  2. Jessica, thanks for adding this to the collection. Would you like me to send you a reminder about each new Food on Friday? If so just drop me a line on Cheers from Carole of Carole's Chatter

  3. Yum! I love this type of dish!
    Come share and link up with me today!

  4. These look delicious...and super easy! I actually have some veggie crumbles in the fridge that I could use in place of the turkey to make it vegetarian. Thanks for this!

    Stopping in today from SITS Sharefest--hope you're enjoying your weekend (and that you had a happy Halloween!)

  5. We love zucchini boats. Can't wait to try another recipe for them. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives drop by anytime & hope to see you again next week.

  6. These look wonderful, I have not made these in years!!! Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl for WW.
    Hope to see you soon to share again. Have a great week!!!

  7. What a great idea zucchini boats. These would be great for kids and adults. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. PInned & twitted!

  8. This is great! Easy to eat too... almost like eating a pizza without having to make a dough. Perfect for a football treat!

    Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

  9. Hi! Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase! This is such a fabulous idea! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing...I can't wait to try these! ;)

  10. That looks yummy! I adore zucchini and could eat it every day! #tastytuesdays

  11. HI Belle Joy,
    I just love these Zucchini Boats, great flavor! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I have done zucchini boats with sausage and other good stuff, but this is a yummy variation! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Yum these good! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Thanks for the recipe! Found you at backyardfarmingconnection. I haven't ever thought of putting mince in zucchini boats. I'll be pinning this for when we hit harvest time (down in Australia here…)

  15. Great tutorial, this is one recipe that is a family favorite passed down from my grandmother. In the middle of winter you can take one out of the freezer and enjoy it like you did the day it was made. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Perfect for low carbers like me, yum! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  17. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

  18. Yum!! This is a great recipe for me, I'm trying to cut my carbs :)
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday

  19. Delicious thanks for sharing wonderful recipe with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  20. Really like this idea! So fun for kids to eat as well :) Pinned.
    Visiting from Inspired By Me Mondays; hope to see you again this week!!! Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  21. This looks really good and pretty darn healthy too! Thank you for sharing it and your layered dip at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  22. This looks delicious and healthy! I am going to pin it to my zucchini board! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Glad to have you join us ;)