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228
Calories 
17g
Carbs 
8g
Fat 
24g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I have a deep love of turning any vegetable I can into pizza.   It's hard for anything to taste bad with marinara and cheese in my opinion.   So when you combine zucchinis (which I already love), protein packed ground turkey, marinara, spices, and some melted cheese - you end up with the perfect low carb and low calorie lunch.  Seriously at under 250 calories this is a great way to indulge without any of the guilt.  Ground beef or vegetarian crumbles work great as well and this keep well in the fridge and freezer.

Prep Time

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats

134
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
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Ingredients

4
  • 4 U zucchini
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 2 U garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 8 tbsp. part skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 zucchini boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 44mg
15%
Sodium 519mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 12g
Protein 24g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the turkey, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until turkey is fully browned, about 6-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in the oregano, basil, and marinara sauce.
  4. Meanwhile cut the zucchini in half and scoop out some of the center using a spoon or melon baller to create the “boat.” Place in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Fill the boats with the turkey and mushroom mixture.
  6. Top each with 1 tbsp. of shredded cheese and 1/2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cheese is bubbling and zucchini is tender
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  • Freda Potter's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2987
    Love these! Pre-baked zucchini since others said their didn't soften enough. Scooped out center after pre-baking and added it to the filling mixture before adding marinara and spices. Used only one clove of garlic.
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  • Rosana Halprine's picture
    4

    Average: 4 (1 vote)

    2987
    I think this is a great idea as a substitute for pasta. My zucchini did not bake to the point of being soft enough in the baking time provided. And I agree with others that some doctoring of spices are in order. I will try again with the additional spices and maybe bake my zucchini first until somewhat soft before I add in the turkey and cheese.
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  • Michelle Murphy's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2987
    With how much my hubby loves pizza these will really rescue my waistline! Definitely a keeper! I agree that the meat needs a little extra love with the spices, but otherwise spot on!
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  • Alexis Wilt's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2987
    Absolutely amazing dish!
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  • Carrie Drissi's picture
    4

    Average: 4 (1 vote)

    2987
    These were really good, next time I would season the meat more. The points on them are wrong though, I calculated them with my weight watchers app and they are 7 points per serving. I've noticed on many of these recipes the smart points is lower then what weight watchers calculator shows.
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    Comments

    The weight watchers points actually are correct... I double checked it. If you put it into the calculator using the nutritional info, you're 100% right that it'll come out as 7 points, but when you create a recipe using the ingredients listed above, it comes out at 5 points per serving, most likely because the nutritional information isn't accounting for the "free" items in the recipe. :) Hope this helps! Can't wait to make these.
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