Recipe courtesy of Martha Tinkler for Food Network Kitchen

Grilled Zucchini Pizza Boats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Want all the fun of pizza and grilling but need to throw a vegetable in the menu? This is the perfect recipe for you. An easy pizza seasoning transforms zucchini into a delicious “crust” ready for melty mozzarella and spicy mini pepperonis. It’s great for kids, parents and everyone else too!



  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat.
  2. Slice the zucchinis in half lengthwise. Score the cut side of the zucchinis in a cross-hatch pattern to create 1/2-inch squares across the surface, making sure not to cut through the skin.
  3. Mix the olive oil with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes if using. Spread 1 teaspoon oil mix on the cut side of each zucchini, dividing any extra between the zucchinis.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grates with olive oil. Place the zucchini halves cut-side up on the grill. Close the lid and grill until the skin side has dark grill marks, 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Reduce the grill heat to medium-low and flip the zucchini cut-side down. Grill, covered, until softened, marked by the grill and golden brown, about 6 minutes. Flip the zucchinis again so they are cut-side up. Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce onto each zucchini, then sprinkle each with about 2 tablespoons mozzarella and a few pepperonis. Cover and grill until mozzarella is melted, bubbling and starting to brown at the edges, 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with more salt and Italian seasoning.