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

Ingredients

4
medium zucchini
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/3
cup chopped turkey pepperoni
1/2
cup pizza cheese blend (2 oz)
3
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.