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Pizza Stuffed Zucchini

This pizza stuffed zucchini skips the crust and leaves you with all of the tasty pizza toppings stuffed inside a hollowed out zucchini. 

Per serving: 157 calories, 13g fat, 10g protein, 8g carbs, 2g fiber = 6 net carbs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 157 kcal


  • ½ pound sausage
  • ½ cup marinara
  • 2 cups mozzarella divided
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 16 pepperoni slices
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Red pepper flakes for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Brown the sausage in a medium skillet over medium heat, crumbling as it cooks. Drain the grease and place sausage in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add the marinara and 1 ½ cups of mozzarella to the bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Slice the zucchini in half length-wise and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds.
  5. Fill the hollowed space in the zucchini with the meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and the Parmesan on the zucchini.
  7. Place 2 pepperoni on each zucchini.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the zucchini is as tender as you’d prefer.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley and red pepper flakes, if desired, before serving.