Zucchini Pizza Boats


These Zucchini Pizza Boats were so delicious I couldn’t believe it was zucchini! I wanted to make a recipe for these for some time now. After tasting these I wish I had made them sooner! Zucchini Pizza Boats are my new favorite way to make zucchini (next to my Zucchini Bread). These were so simple to make and absolutely delicious!






Wash zucchini with water.

Slice them in half lengthwise.



Using a spoon scoop out the

seeded section of each half.



Use a paper towel and pat dry

the inside of the zucchini’s.



Brush olive oil on the bottom

of an oven safe dish or pan.



Place the zucchini in the dish or

pan and brush olive oil on the

inside of the zucchini halves.



Sprinkle the zucchini with the salt,

pepper and garlic powder.

Place the diced tomato on the zucchini.



Sprinkle the zucchini with the freshly

grated parmesan cheese and

then the mozzarella cheese.



Top each zucchini with pepperoni.



Bake uncovered in a preheated 375 degree

oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until tender.

If the cheese isn’t golden brown, put the

pan under the broiler to brown.

Top with more mozzarella cheese just

until it melts then serve.


Zucchini Pizza Boats




  • 2 small Zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 1 large diced fresh tomato
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or more
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, or more
  • 12-16 slices pepperoni
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash zucchini with water.
  2. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise.
  3. Use a spoon and scoop out the seeded section.
  4. Use a paper towel and pat the entire zucchini halves dry.
  5. Brush olive oil on the bottom of an oven safe baking dish or pan.
  6. Place the zucchini in the dish or pan, cut side up, and brush the zucchini with olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle the zucchini with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  8. Place the diced tomato pieces in the zucchini.
  9. Sprinkle the mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.
  10. Place pepperoni slices on top.
  11. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until tender.
  12. If the cheese is not golden brown, turn off the oven and turn to broil. Broil until the cheese is golden brown.
  13. Add a little more mozzarella cheese and leave under the broiler just until the cheese melts then serve.








  1. This sounds delicious! My zucchini plant has almost taken over my garden this year and I’ve been looking for new recipes to try. Can’t wait to give this one a go!

  2. I tried something a bit like this recently, except I used tomato paste (a brand that didn’t have a lot of added salt and other flavors), minced garlic, and oil. I didn’t use pepperoni and I didn’t think to add parmesan as well as mozzarella (where was my head?). I did sprinkle it with toasted sesame seed, which sounds odd but I once had a really good pizza primavera with sesame seed sprinkled on it. I didn’t try scraping the zucchinis out, but that might have helped me get the sauce to stay on. Maybe next time.

    • Oh yes scraping out the zucchini is what gives it the boat name and you can fill it with even more ingredients. I love this because you can put whatever you want in the middle. There are so many possibilities and I’m sure yours was just as delicious!

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