LOW CARB PIZZA ZUCCHINI BOATS RECIPE

Low Carb Pizza Zucchini Boats Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

So we’ve remixed pizza a few times on here but today is the day we take pizza to another level. I’m not sure what level that is but it’s definitely one you wouldn’t find in your local pizza shop. Low carb, easy to make, healthy, and of course DELICIOUS! Lets jump right into these Pizza Zucchini Boats!!!

First take out 3 fresh zucchini and cut them in half length wise. A quick tip here is when you purchase your zucchini look for ones that are flat, if you can’t find any then trim your sides down a bit until they’re flat so that they won’t tip over when you stuff them! Once cut go ahead and remove the pulp from your zucchini by scooping it out with a spoon. After that trim the ends of each one. Next which is optional, cook or cut up any meat you wanna use. Today I used lean ground turkey but anything you would find on a pizza will work and if you don’t eat meat, you don’t need to add it. If you are using meat, usually 2 ounces per half is perfect.

In a bowl add in your 12 ounces of meat, half of your zucchini pulp that you’ll wanna mash up a bit before you add it or all of your pulp if you’re not using meat, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of oregano, 1/8 cup or 14 grams of almond flour, 1/2 cup of a low sodium marinara sauce, a little salt, and a little pepper. Mix everything together, place your zucchini on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup, and then evenly distribute your mix into your zucchini. Make sure to press each one down so it’s fully stuffed! Top them with 4 tablespoons or 30 grams of shredded parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup or 84 grams of reduced fat mozzarella cheese, some optional pepperoni slices, and whatever else you want.

Bake them on 400F for 15-18 minutes or longer if you want them super crispy.

Seriously…how good do these look?! It’s like the cruller version of a pizza. Not only do they taste as good as they look they are super filling, travel friendly, and will last around 4-5 days in your fridge so you can prep a bunch every week. Reheat them for :30 seconds in the microwave and you’re good to go!

Now before we go if you guys haven’t checked out the Labrada Nutrition YouTube channel yet you can do so by clicking right here or the link in the description below. There’s a ton more recipes of mine on there that aren’t on here plus a boatload of other great content. Tell them The Protein Chef sent you!

Here is the recipe:

  • 3 Fresh Zucchini
  • Any Lean Meat (2 Ounces Per Half = 12 Ounces Total for 3 Zucchini)
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1/8 Cup (14g) Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
  • A Little Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons (30g) Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup (84g) Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni Slices *Optional

Calories in the whole recipe if you use 93/7 meat:

  • Calories: 1160
  • Fat: 64g
  • Saturated Fat: 24g
  • Sodium: 1104mg
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 107g

Calories Per Boat (makes 6):

  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 10.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 184mg
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 17.8g

Calories in the whole recipe if you use 85/15 meat:

  • Calories: 1394
  • Fat: 90g
  • Saturated Fat: 30g
  • Sodium: 1104mg
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 107g

Calories Per Boat (makes 6):

  • Calories: 232
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 184mg
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 17.8g

How to make:

  1. Take out 3 Fresh Zucchini, cut them in half, remove the pulp, and trim the ends off of them
  2. Mash up 1/2 of your pulp or all of it if you’re not using any meat
  3. Mix together all of your ingredients aside from your Parmesan, Mozzarella, and optional Pepperoni Slices
  4. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (for easy cleanup) and stuff each half with your mix (press down with a spoon or your fingers to really pack them)
  5. Top them with your Parmesan, Mozzarella, Pepperoni Slices, and anything else you want
  6. Bake them on 400F/204C for 15-18 minutes or longer if you want them crispy

Tip:

  • Reheat them for :30 seconds in the microwave!

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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