Skinny Bell Pepper Pizza Boats

4 from 1 vote

These will become a part of your recipe rotation after one bite!

Pizza is one of the ultimate indulgent foods out there. Switch up your typical pizza recipe and make a batch of low-carb Skinny Bell Pepper Pizza Boats instead! Creamy mozzarella, seasoned ground beef and plenty of vegetables make these a healthier, and equally satisfying, alternative to your typical slice of pie.

These pizza boats are a perfect appetizer to serve for a game day get-together or for an after-school snack. You can make these with any toppings you have on hand and can try various combinations of flavors. These will become a part of your recipe rotation after one bite!

4 from 1 vote

Skinny Bell Pepper Pizza Boats

Enjoy these scrumptious pizza boats as a snack or appetizer.
Yield 9 people
Serving Size 2 boats
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 pound lean ground beef optional turkey
  • 3 bell peppers cored and seeds removed (varied colors if available)
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1/2 cup red onions diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce or marinara
  • 3 roma tomatoes small, sliced
  • 1/3 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese part-skim, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons basil fresh


  • In a large skillet, cook ground meat over medium-high heat, breaking up with a fork as it cooks. When meat is almost done, add diced mushrooms and onions. Continue cooking until meat has lost its pink color and is cooked through. Drain off excess fat, and add black pepper, red pepper flakes, and pizza sauce or marinara, stir to combine.
  • While meat is cooking, slice each bell pepper into 6 verticle pieces, along the seam where they dip down.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place pepper boats on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Equally divide meat mixture among each boat. Distribute tomato slices, sliced olives, then cheese over meat mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped basil.
  • NOTE: If you prefer much softer bell peppers, add a few tablespoons water to the bottom of a large casserole dish, add boats, cover tightly with foil, and bake 20 minutes.
  • Optional Toppings: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, banana peppers, baby spinach, and feta crumbles can be used in place of mozzarella.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2boats | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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