Zucchini Pizza Boats

These super easy and healthy zucchini pizza boats have only 4 ingredients and are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Just assemble the zucchini pizza boats, bake, broil, and enjoy! Dinner doesn't get much easier than that.

  • Author: Michele Sidorenkov, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Zucchini Boats 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian



3 medium zucchinis

6 tablespoons pizza sauce

6 ounces of mozzarella cheese

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Optional garnish: Fresh chopped basil


  1. Arrange the oven racks so that one rack is in the center of the oven and the other is near the top for broiling. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
  2. Prepare the zucchinis by trimming the ends and cutting them in half, lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the zucchini's center seeds, making a long center canal in each of the zucchini halves.
  3. Add a tablespoon of sauce to the center of each of the zucchini halves and smooth out the sauce. Pat the mozzarella pieces dry with a paper towel and place mozzarella pieces on top of the sauce. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the top.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes on the center rack, then place the sheet pan on the top rack and broil for 3 minutes or until the cheese is beginning to turn golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool a little bit (the center can be extremely hot!) and if you are using basil, garnish before serving. Enjoy!


I used pearled mozzarella (also called ciliegine or cherry size) for this recipe but you can use any mozzarella, just tear or cut the mozzarella slices into smaller, one ounce pieces.


Keywords: Zucchini pizza boat