Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe

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By : dLife Editors

These gooey, juicy, low carb “pizzas” are stuffed with flavorful ground pork and herbs, and topped with crunchy pine nuts and melted mozzarella

Summary

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Cook time: 20 Minutes
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Idle time:
Level Easy
Servings: People
Unit:
7.5g
Carbs
4g
Sat. fat
2g
Fibers
313mg
Sodium
11g
Protein
195kcal
Calories
7.5g
Carbs
4g
Sat. fat
2g
Fibers
313mg
Sodium
11g
Protein
195kcal
Calories

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini or yellow squash
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 1 clove mincedgarlic
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 tsp salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Blanch whole zucchini in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove from water, drain, and pat dry.
  3. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scrape out seeds and pulp, and put aside for stock bag.
  4. In skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and onion. When onion starts to look translucent (after about 3 minutes), add garlic and one pinch salt. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add pork to pan, and stir to break up and brown. Sprinkle half of salt and pepper, and all of the oregano over the meat. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, until no sign of pinkness remains.
  6. Rub zucchini with olive oil, and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Place face down on greased cookie sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Spoon pork into zucchini boats. Spoon tomato sauce over pork.
  8. Place zucchini boats in oven for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove, and top with pine nuts, shredded mozzarella, and basil. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese melts

Additional information

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Sodium 313mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 7.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can substitute beef or turkey for the pork, and slivered almonds for the pine nuts

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Sodium 313mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 7.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can substitute beef or turkey for the pork, and slivered almonds for the pine nuts

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