Spicy Zucchini Pizza Boats . . It’s THAT time of year when zucchinis are EVERYW…
Spicy Zucchini Pizza Boats ??? .
It’s THAT time of year when zucchinis are EVERYWHERE! Markets, Gardens, and possibly left on your front door step thanks to a generous neighbor!
I LOVE zucchini, as it’s incredibly versatile for many recipes…BUT turning them into pizza is probably my favorite!
Here’s a spicy spin on our favorite recipe…just to mix it up for our #CRUSHers who like it HOT ? (?♀️)
There’s really no right or wrong way to make these babies, so top them however you like!
I did include some good tips and an extra (but simple) step to ensure you don’t have soggy-wet zucchini pizzas!
6 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthways
2 Tbsps olive oil, or avocado oil
1 cup favorite natural marinara sauce
2 tsps garlic salt, or to taste
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
nitrate free, natural pepperoni slices to taste
2-3 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
red pepper flakes
fresh Italian herbs
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and line a large, flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange zucchinis cut side up on the prepared baking sheet. If you would like to slightly scoop out the seeds with a spoon, you can. Sometimes I do this step, other times I don’t.
Sprinkle cut zucchinis very lightly with sea salt, then roast in your preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
Remove zucchini from oven, then allow to cool for just a minute until easier to handle.
Using a paper towel, mop up the excess moisture coming off the zucchini, as this will help A LOT because zucchini naturally contain a lot of water and the heat + salt draws it out!
Rub zucchini evenly with oil, then spoon down the center lightly with marinara sauce, then lightly sprinkle each with garlic salt, fresh ground pepper and shredded mozzarella.
Top with pepperoni and jalapeño slices. Roast in your preheated oven for 8 minutes or so, or until your zucchini is fork tender and the cheese is perfectly melty.
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for extra SPICE, or fresh herbs if you got em!
Serve warm and enjoy! ❤Rachel