1/2cupmini pepperoni slicesor other favorite protein
any other favorite pizza toppings
2Tbspchopped dried oregano
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner, set aside.
Cut each zucchini into halves through the length (if they don't lie flat trim a thin portion from bottoms so that they will lie mostly flat. Pat insides dry with paper towels (cut portion). Align on prepared baking sheet.
In a bowl, stir together olive oil and garlic then brush lightly over tops of zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste then brush a slightly heaping 1 Tbsp marinara sauce over each zucchini, leaving a small rim near edges uncoated. Sprinkle tops evenly with mozzarella cheese then with parmesan cheese. Top with pepperoni slices and any other toppings (placing them more near centers as the cheese will melt and spread).
Bake in preheated oven 12 - 18 minutes (bake time will vary depending on how thick your zucchini are and how crisp/tender you want them).
Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh oregano. Serve warm.
1packet taco seasoning see note below to make your own blend
1lime cut into wedges
sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
fresh avocado of guacamole
fresh minced cilantro
shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
Pre-heat oven to 400F.
Slice each bell pepper in half. Remove stem and seeds. Place peppers on sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
While the peppers are roasting, Brown onion in 1 tablespoons oil in a large heavy-duty pan. When the onion starts to brown, add the ground meat. Crumble and stir meat for 2-3 minutes or until brown. Add taco seasoning and stir for 2 minutes. Next add 1 cup of water and simmer mixture for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Fill each bell pepper with about 1/2 cup of taco meat mixture (or until full). Top with a sprinkle of cheese and return to oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve with topping options on the side or assemble the toppings yourself. To store, place in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge. Microwave for 2 minutes and top with fresh topping to serve. Enjoy!
You can use a taco seasoning packet to brown the beef or make your own homemade blend if you have all the spices on hand. To make enough taco seasoning for this recipe, combine 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder, 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder, 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano, 1/2 tsp. Paprika, 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin, 1 tsp. Sea Salt, /2 tsp. Black Pepper, 1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder