Healthy zucchini pizza boats in a large glass dish toped with fresh basil and red pepper flakes. The pan is sitting on a stripped towel with basil leaves next to it.
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Zucchini Pizza Boats

Healthy Zucchini Pizza Boats with sausage will totally satisfy your pizza craving! Loaded with meat, pizza sauce, and cheese, and baked for 30 minutes for a low carb spin on pizza. The whole family will love them! Gluten free, keto, and low carb.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Zucchini Pizza Boats, Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Boats, Zucchini Pizza Boats, Zucchini Pizza Boats with Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 boats
Calories 288kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can pizza sauce, divided (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3 medium zucchinis (650 grams)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional toppings: fresh basil, grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes...

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour 1/2 cup pizza sauce in a large glass baking dish.
  • Make the zucchini boats. Cut bottom and top off the zucchini and then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch shell. Place flesh side up in the glass baking dish. Set aside.
  • Place a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Once it gets hot, about 30 seconds, add in ground pork, breaking it up with a spoon. Sauté 4-5 minutes until browned. Add in reamining pizza sauce (1 1/4 cup), dried parsley, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine and remove from heat once incorporated.
  • Stuff the zucchini boats with the sausage mixture, dividing it up evenly (make sure to get all the sauce). Sprikle with mozzarella cheese, evenly distributing. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until zucchini is cooked through, but still has some firmness. Top with optional toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1boat | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1.8mg