Keto Zucchini Pizza Boats
These Keto Zucchini Pizza Boats make a delicious low-carb and gluten-free alternative to traditional pizza. Enjoy them as a satisfying and nutritious meal or appetizer!
- 2 large zucchinis
- 1/2 cup of keto-friendly pizza sauce (such as Rao’s or a similar brand)
- 1 cup of part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Olive oil or avocado oil
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Prepare the Zucchini:
- Wash the zucchinis and slice them in half lengthwise.
- Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the seeds and flesh from the center of each zucchini half, creating a well or “boat” shape.
- Roast the Zucchini:
- Drizzle a small amount of olive oil or avocado oil over the inside of each zucchini boat.
- Season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the zucchini boats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or in a baking dish.
- Roast them in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the zucchini becomes soft and tender. The exact time may vary based on the size and thickness of your zucchinis.
- Dry the Zucchini:
- When the zucchini boats are done roasting, carefully remove them from the oven.
- Use paper towels to gently pat the inside of each boat to remove any excess moisture.
- Top with Pizza Sauce and Cheese:
- Preheat your oven’s broiler on the low setting.
- Spoon a generous amount of keto-friendly pizza sauce into each zucchini boat, spreading it evenly.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce, covering the zucchinis.
- Broil Until Melted:
- Place the zucchini pizza boats back in the oven under the broiler.
- Broil on the low setting for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and nicely melted, and the edges of the zucchinis turn golden brown.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Carefully remove the zucchini pizza boats from the oven.
- Let them cool for a minute or two, then serve them while they’re still warm and gooey.