Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Trim off the ends of the
, and then cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon scoop out the seeds and a little bit of the flesh leaving about 1/4–1/2 inch of flesh on the zucchini.
Place the prepared zucchini scooped outside up in a baking dish with about an inch of water covering the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for about 18 minutes.
Adjust oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Add 1/2 cup of
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup)
to the zucchini boats, then top with
Marinara Sauce (1/2 cup)
, and then the other 1/2 cup mozzarella.
Garlic Powder (1/4 tsp)
, then add
Mini Pepperoni (1/3 cup)
. Optionally, top with
Jalapeño Pepper Slices (to taste)
Black Olives (to taste)
Bell Peppers (to taste)
Mushrooms (to taste)
Tomatoes (to taste)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
, or any other desired toppings.
Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove foil, then cook uncovered for additional 7-8 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Top with
Fresh Parsley (to taste)