Pizza Stuffed Zucchini

Behold all the cheesiness and pepperoni of your pizza dreams in a keto-friendly zucchini shell. All the flavors of pizza neatly packed in healthy, nutritious zucchini boats! It’s cheesy comfort without any of the guilt!

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN / SERVES 4

Nutrition (per serving): 330 calories, 21 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 23 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 810 mg sodium

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/4cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3cup mini pepperoni slices or quartered regular pepperoni Chopped basil, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450. Halve each zucchini lengthwise. using a spoon, remove flesh from the zucchini. Place zucchini shells in a large baking dish.
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop zucchini flesh. using a box grater, grate the onion. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and chopped zucchini, cooking until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and add salt, pepper, marinara sauce, ricotta, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, and Italian seasoning. Stir well to combine.
  3. Divide mixture among zucchini shells. Sprinkle with remaining h cup mozzarella. Top with pepperoni slices. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Garnish with Parmesean and basil before serving.