Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats

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228 CALORIES 17g CARBS 8g FAT 24g PROTEIN
4
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)

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.

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The Recipe

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 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

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Instructions

  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
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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats
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8 Comments
On Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats
Jaime
May 8, 2018 - 17:45
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These were really good! I also baked my zucchini halves for about 10 min to soften and then scooped out the centers and added that to the meat mixture (added salt and pepper first). I also salted and peppered my scooped out zucchini boats before filling and added a bit more Italian seasonings to the meat mixture. I topped with fresh mozzarella pearls and they melted very nicely. Really tasty meal! Thank you!
Catherine
April 30, 2018 - 22:40
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OMG...these are so good! No problems with my zucchini being tender in the baking time. Used the ingredients for 4 servings...but only used 2 zucchini cut in half; so 4 boats instead of 8. Am i putti g too much of the turkey mixture? And it says only 2 smart points for 2 boats...is that correct???
Pam
June 19, 2018 - 16:06
I put this recipe in my WW tracker and it came up as a 6 for 2 (half ) boats, and I used homemade sauce from WW, and I'm on freestyle.
Mary
April 23, 2018 - 16:24
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Delicious!!!
January 22, 2017 - 11:32
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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.
September 9, 2016 - 16:25
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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.
March 24, 2016 - 17:37
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Absolutely amazing dish!
February 2, 2016 - 12:07
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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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