Keto zucchini pizza boats with goat cheese

Keto zucchini pizza boats with goat cheese

These cheesy zucchini boats are loaded with flavor! The perfect vegetarian all-in-one dish that's super simple to make, low-carb, tasty and healthy – just the way we like it.

Keto zucchini pizza boats with goat cheese

These cheesy zucchini boats are loaded with flavor! The perfect vegetarian all-in-one dish that's super simple to make, low-carb, tasty and healthy – just the way we like it.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ oz. 40 g baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsweetened marinara sauce
  • 8 oz. 225 g goat cheese

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the zucchini in half length-wise and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds (don't throw them away!). Put the zucchini boats on a baking sheet.
  3. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them thinly with a knife. Fry the garlic in about half of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until it gets a little bit browned. Add the baby spinach and zucchini seeds. Fry until soft. Season with a pinch of salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Spread out the marinara sauce over the zucchini boats and top with the fried baby spinach and garlic. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top.
  5. Bake for about 20–25 minutes or until the zucchini is as tender as you’d prefer and the cheese has got a nice golden color.
  6. Drizzle the zucchini boats with the rest of the olive oil and season with some freshly ground black pepper before serving.

Tip!

If you don't like goat cheese you can replace it with any other high fat cheese of your liking. For example shredded cheddar or mozzarella.

One garlic clove can be replaced with about 1/4 tsp of garlic powder.

You can serve this dish as it is or add some leafy greens on the side, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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19 comments

  1. janice
    i'm not sure what a medium courgette means. Please can you give a a rough weight. I used two smallish ones - so 4 boats. It's tasty but not substantial so I added some bacon to it. It was a bit too much goats cheese for me, too. Not my favourite
  2. Jean
    FYI...

    This recipe can be made using cucumbers, if you are in a daze when you shop for the ingredients and pick up cucumbers instead of zucchini... LOL!!

    It wasn’t too bad, but I suspect it would be a lot better with actual zucchini. 😏

  3. Susan
    Thanks you, I love the recipe as a side dish. I don't like goat cheese, So I used mozzarella instead.
  4. Oleta
    I’m new to Keto and must say this was very good.
  5. Amy
    I added spicy, ground turkey sausage and a little mozzarella -I agree it is a little less substantial for the men in my family-but this did the trick.
  6. Alix
    Delicious! I had this with the exact recipe except I reduced a bit the portion of goat cheese as I find it overpowering when you put too much. I use fresh goat cheese, which freshen up the recipe a bit. As a side I had a baby spinach salad with a Keto friendly dressing and my appetite is satisfied. Thank you for the recipe
  7. Sean
    We dont like goat cheese can we exchange that with feta cheese?
    Replies: #8, #13
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    We dont like goat cheese can we exchange that with feta cheese?

    Yes, feta and goat cheese are very similar.

  9. Maria
    Any substitutes for the zucchini?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Any substitutes for the zucchini?

    You could try another squash, but they are all higher carb than zucchini/summer squash. I don't think a substitute would work as well.

  11. Christina
    I like this recipe but when it came out of the oven I was like where is my 4 Zucchini Boats because they were Soo thin and they didn't keep me satisfied for long at all. Another thing is that I substituted the Goat Cheese for Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and it came out really tasty.
  12. Jessica
    Hello!Is one serving one whole zucchini or half? Thank you!
    Reply: #15
  13. Gail van der Leek
    Feta is goat cheese unless it's cows feta!
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Feta is goat cheese unless it's cows feta!

    Feta frequently comes from sheep.

  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    When using 1 whole zucchini, this makes 2 servings.
  16. Christine
    I added ground beef and did a it 1/4 goat and 3/4 mozzarella cheese- delicious and filling
  17. Bron
    Great recipe. I added some left over slow cooked lamb, and this makes it more filling - and so very Mediterranean! - served with green salad and dill or greek salad; baba ghanoush with seed crackers as an appetiser, a few olives ...
  18. eva vermeiren
    On what temperature do you need to bake this?
    Reply: #19
  19. eva vermeiren
    oeps I didn't see the top ...

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