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When looking for delicious and amazing zucchini recipes, go no further than this fun Baked Zucchini Pizza Boats recipe.    

Easy Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe

Well, okay a boat is hollow and these aren’t.  I couldn’t think of a better name because they really look like little long boats… canoes??

The origin of this recipe for me which I’m sharing with you comes from  my mother in law who is Sicilian. It’s tried and true a zillion times over. 

Every time we would go visit her in the summer, she would always just grab some vegetables and whip something up. This is one of them. 

But the recipe is basically broken down into three steps:

  1. Slice the fresh zucchini
  2. Top with olive oil 
  3. Bake in an oven, topping with sauce & cheese at the end.   It’s that easy!

Details for the recipe are right below. 

Baked Zucchini Pizza Boats

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Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 days
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 4 sliced medium zucchini (lengthwise) zucchine
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil olio d'oliva
  • 4 Tablespoons tomato/pasta sauce salsa di paste alimentari
  • grated Romano cheese or shredded mozzarella Romano formaggio


  1. In baking pan place zucchini face up.
  2. Poke holes with fork in the zucchini
  3. Drizzle the olive oil on top.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  5. Drizzle the sauce on the zucchini slices and cook another 10 minutes or so until zucchini is still firm, but soft enough to spear with your fork.

  6. Sprinkle cheese on top to melt, remove and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Tip #1: Zucchini goes great with pasta, therefore this makes a great side dish.

Tip #2: This tastes best when it is very soft so make sure when baking, you test to see if there are any hard spots. You want it soft enough that you can just cut it with a fork very easily.

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Is Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe for Dinner, Lunch or Snack?

You can use this recipe as a side dish to a larger meal, or as a stand alone snack or lunch.   It is a great accompaniment to a dish of pasta or a chicken dish such as baked Italian breaded chicken breasts, or perhaps just a salad.   

It is also a great vegetarian dish and for those who require gluten free or wheat free recipes.  So keep this in mind when serving a large dinner of pasta and meatballs for your friends!

This recipe is very simple, but you can also add some variation to it by adding a few more ingredients such as Italian breadcrumbs on top and bake it. 

Anyhow this recipe is a great way to use up your fresh garden zucchini, or store bought whichever you have.

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Easy Baked Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe