Pizza-Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Slices of zucchini are filled with cream cheese, Italian seasonings, olives, bell peppers and pepperoni for these clever pizza-stuffed cups.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6


medium zucchini
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
teaspoon Italian seasoning
cup sliced ripe olives
medium green bell pepper, chopped
cup chopped turkey pepperoni
cup pizza cheese blend (2 oz)
tablespoons Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or foil.
  • 2 Cut end off each zucchini, then cut each into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. Using small spoon, scoop out the flesh, without going through the bottom, and discard or save for another use.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Italian seasoning, olives, bell pepper, pepperoni and half of the cheese. Fill each zucchini cup with 1 to 2 spoonfuls filling. Place on cookie sheet. Top each with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake 20 minutes. Top with remaining cheese. Bake about 20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Expert Tips

Save scooped-out zucchini flesh to add to soups, stir-fries or salads.

Make these your own and replace green pepper, pepperoni or olives with other pizza toppings.