What makes this pizza Hawaiian? A classic combo of tomato sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple. What makes it different is all being stuffed into zucchini boats. In addition to being ridiculously easy to make, they’re a tasty and healthy way to satisfy a pizza craving! Each serving has 156 calories and 5 grams of fat.
- 2 medium zucchini (8 oz. each, 16 oz. total)
- 1 (14 oz.) jar pizza or pasta sauce (divided, about 2 cups), see shopping tips
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Black pepper, to taste
- 2 ounces ham, chopped (½ cup)
- 2 pineapple slices, from an 8 ounce can, drained and chopped (refrigerate the remaining for another use)
- ½ cup onions, finely diced. cooked in the microwave for 1 minute to soften
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, (for Paleo, no cheese or vegan cheese)
- 4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese (for Paleo, no cheese or vegan cheese)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To make zucchini boats: Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Place on a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, to soften a little. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh. Be sure to leave ¼ inch thick inside zucchini boats. Set aside. (toss the flesh or save and add to another dish such as a stir-fry or soup).
Place 1 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Place zucchini boats cut side up in pan. In a small bowl, add 1 cup sauce. Season with Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes and pepper. Stir in ham, pineapple, and softened onions. Mix well.
To fill zucchini boats: To each, add a rounded ¼ cup tomato sauce filling, press down to set. Top each with 1-2 tablespoons pizza sauce. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese and top each with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Repeat for remaining zucchini boats. Cover with foil and bake 30-35 minutes until zucchini is cooked and soft.
Be sure to use a spatula to scoop out each zucchini boats to place on each plate. Add some sauce around each boat from the bottom of the pan, if desired.
Makes 4 servings. Each serving, 1 Hawaiian Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boat.
The Hawaiian pizza doesn’t come from anywhere near Hawaii. It comes from Ontario and was concocted in 1962 in a restaurant serving typical midcentury food without any particular focus.
Did you know Hawaiian pizza is the most popular pizza in Australia?
There are several brands of jarred pizza sauce. I use Trader Joe’s, Classico, Prego’s or Ragu pizza sauce. If you can’t find it, use your favorite jar of pasta sauce.
To make it a complete, satisfying meal, I love serving these pizza boats with my recipe for SUPER LOW CALORIE CAESAR SALAD ON A STICK or LOW CARB SALAD ON A STICK, ITALIAN-STYLE
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4-Blue
WW SmartPoints 4-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Hawaiian Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boat
156 calories, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 18mg chol, 11g prot, 20g carbs, 4g fiber, 640mg sod, 11g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
120 calories, 2g sat. fat, 6g sugar, 10g protein
Serving: 1boatCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 11gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 640mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 4