Week #18 of Kendra's Cooking Challenge: Zucchini Pizza Boats

I think I'm a bit behind in my cooking challenges posts... so you get to enjoy two in one week!  I thought this recipe looked interesting so I thought I would try it!  Nice for everyone... those of you on a diet, vegetarians, or if you just LOVE pizza... which everyone does of course!!

Zucchini Pizza Boats (www.foodgawker.com)

Ingredients

  • 6 medium zucchinis
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 2 cups shredding mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni slices (if vegetarian substitute with olives)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash the zucchini well to remove any grit. Slice the zucchini lengthwise and, using a spoon, scoop out the flesh from the center. Leave about one centimeter of zucchini around the edges. Save the scooped out zucchini flesh in a bowl.



Place the scooped out zucchini halves on a baking sheet. Dump the reserved zucchini flesh out onto a cutting board and chop it into smaller pieces. Return the chopped pieces to the bowl and stir in the tomato sauce, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.



Refill the zucchini halves with the prepared mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is slightly browned. The longer the zucchini are in the oven, the softer they'll be so if you like firmer zucchini, bake for a shorter amount of time.



 


Don't they look delicious?  Dan rated these little guys an 8!  They actually tasted pretty much like actual pizza!

1 comment:

Sweet_Southern_Comfort said...

That looks delicious! May have to try those this week :)

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