Recipe by Elizabeth Kurtz

Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats

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6-8 Servings


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The keto diet allows for non-traditional diet foods, like cheese. These pizza boats are adorable and delicious and will become your new family favorite. They are filled with protein from vegetarian meat, and loaded with tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and melted cheese. Serve with a salad and you have a well-rounded meal.


Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Gefen Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided

  • 1 pound vegetarian ground meat

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or 2 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon basil

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 15 ounces Gefen Pizza Sauce or marinara sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional

  • 4 zucchini

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped red pepper

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese, or mixed

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil



Heat two teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetarian meat and cook, stirring to break up any clumps. Add garlic, onion powder, oregano, basil, one teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook for five to six minutes until lightly browned and fully cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


In a small skillet, heat remaining two tablespoons oil. Add onion and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add sauce, crushed red pepper and remaining half teaspoon salt and cook on low for five minutes or until sauce is heated through.


Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and gently scoop out flesh with a spoon. Place zucchini on a baking sheet. Coat the inside of each zucchini boat with pizza sauce, then top with vegetarian meat mixture, mushrooms, and red peppers. Drizzle with more sauce, then sprinkle with cheese.


Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.


Photos by Chay Berger

Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats

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avigayil ginsburg
avigayil ginsburg
9 months ago

the meat in this recipe is VEGETARIAN

Reply to  avigayil ginsburg
9 months ago

correct ๐Ÿ™‚