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Zucchini Pizza Boats

This recipe is similar to others I have posted, like Zucchini Pizza Bites or Eggplant Pizza Boats. The point is, even with the same ingredients, you can change up the recipes to make them “new!” I happened to get these zucchini at a farmer’s market here in Maine this week, and my first thought was “pizza!” Since I was making this for another family, and it would be kept in their refrigerator until they were ready to eat it, I decided to make boats rather than the bites that I usually do.

2 thick zucchini (pick ones that are relatively straight, so they cut easier!)
1 cup tomato sauce (or pesto, if you’d prefer a pesto sauce pizza. Recipe for pesto HERE– just cut the oil in 1/2 for pizza sauce)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
Any toppings you like- this recipe contained nitrate-free, local pepperoni slices

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Cut the zucchini in half, as pictured
Take a spoon and hallow-out the middle of the zucchini, leaving the ends in tact
(See picture, below)

* Keep both ends in tact, or your sauce and cheese will ooze out of your pizza boat as it cooks! *

Top with sauce
(I also like to put my toppings under the cheese, so my cheese gets nice and brown and the veggies/spices/meat flavors the sauce!)


Top with cheese and any other toppings you choose


Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until your cheese is golden brown


Enjoy! 🙂

Chicken Pizza Casserole

For me, the best part about pizza is the sauce, cheese and pepperoni! So why not just make a meal with those three ingredients, and throw in some organic pastured chicken thighs for some added protein? Kids love this dish, especially if you call it “Chicken Pizza Casserole!”

2 lbs. pastured chicken thighs (boneless are easier to use)
2 cups organic tomato sauce
(Any additional seasoning to add to tomato sauce- I used Italian seasonings and garlic powder)
A handful or so of sliced/chunked nitrate-free pepperoni
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 F
Place chicken in a casserole dish large enough for single-layers of chicken thighs

Raw Chicken Keirsten's Kitchen

Add pepperoni slices/chunks evenly over the chicken

Raw chicken and pepperoni Keirsten's Kitchen

Mix spices and tomato sauce together and pour over the chicken and pepperoni

tomato sauce, Italian seasonings and garlic for chicken pizza casserole

Ingredients for chicken pizza casserole

Spread the shredded mozzarella over the sauce

covered in cheese

Bake at 400 for approximately 45 minutes


Keirsten's Kitchen Chicken Pizza Casserole

Eggplant Pizza Boats

3 Eggplant (I used Chinese Eggplant, because they were at the farmer’s market!)
1 cup tomato (pasta or pizza) sauce
Shredded cheese
Any toppings desired (this recipe used raw pepperoni from a local farm, slightly cooked prior to use in recipe)

Cut each eggplant in half, as pictured, below
Remove the center by slicing an outline and scooping out with a spoon

Tip: Be sure to leave the ends in tact, as pictured, to prevent ingredients from oozing out the end while cooking

Fill the boat with sauce, cheese and any toppings desired

Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted/golden brown

Enjoy! : )

Zucchini Pizzas

2 Medium zucchini
1/2 Cup tomato sauce (for this recipe, I also used some pesto sauce, recipe here)
1/2 Block raw cheese (I get mine from Trader Joes, then use a cheese grater)
Any toppings you want!

*(Pictured: pesto, basil, onion, oregano, mushroom, nitrate-free pepperoni, fresh garlic and jalapeno)

Slice zucchini and lay out on slightly greased baking sheet (Grapeseed oil used in this recipe)

Top with small spoonful of tomato (or pesto) sauce

Top with desired toppings
*Tip: Put the toppings on first, then the cheese. Once the cheese melts, it holds the toppings in place better!

Bake at 450 for approximately 12-14 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown


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