Dorm Room Delights: Zucchini Pizza Boats

Stuffed zucchini with marinara sauce, sprinkled with mozzarella. This low-carb dinner is a simple, delicious and healthy way to fill any pizza craving!


  • 6 small zucchinis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni slices
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner, set aside.
  2. Cut each zucchini into halves through the length. Align on prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl, stir together olive oil and garlic then brush lightly over tops of zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste then brush a slightly heaping 1 tbsp marinara sauce over each zucchini, leaving a small rim near edges uncoated. Sprinkle tops evenly with mozzarella cheese then with parmesan cheese. Top with pepperoni slices.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 18 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh oregano.  Serve warm.

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