zucchini boat pizzas

Zucchini Boat Pizzas (Low-Carb & Gluten-free)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: food combining, pizza, zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

Animal Protein |  Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Sugar-free

These low-carb zucchini boats make an easy properly combined meal that tastes like pizza, without the greasy crust.



  • 2 zucchini
  • fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (or vegan cheese)
  • 4 slices pepperoni, cut into quarters (I use Applegate's turkey version)
  • parmesan cheese , for garnish
  • fresh basil , for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. You want to leave about 1/2-inch of the zucchini flesh inside, so that it will hold a "boat" shape.

  2. Place the zucchini cut-side up on a large baking sheet and sprinkle them with salt. Bake at 400ºF until tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Fill the cooked zucchini with your favorite pizza toppings, including a spoonful of pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and chopped veggies and pepperoni, if desired. (I use one slice of pepperoni, cut into quarters, per boat). Return them to the oven to bake until the cheese is bubbly and the toppings are hot, about 10 more minutes.

  4. Serve the zucchin boats right away, garnished with fresh basil and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, if desired.