Easy Zucchini Pizza Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Pizza Recipe – Healthy and Succulent Zucchini Pizza Appetizers!

When my family first heard of this recipe, they had their doubts. Pizza with no carbs and no crust? What makes this recipe so special and why not just make regular pizza instead? Well, all it took for their doubts to evaporate is one single zucchini pizza bite.

Why I’m sure you’ll love this recipe, just as much as my family did?

-It’s simple: This is a truly simple recipe, only 3 main ingredients are required; zucchini, sauce and cheese. The herbs and seasoning are optional (though I highly recommend using some; it elevates the flavors) and all you have to do is drizzle some on top.
-It’s healthy: Unlike regular pizza, this recipe is low-carb and gluten free. It’s also a tasty and creative vegetarian appetizer, unless you want to add some meat, which is completely fine. Moreover, this versatile squash is loaded with vitamins, minerals and other health benefits. It helps improve digestion, regulate blood glucose and lower the risk of several diseases.
-It’s a fun and tasty appetizer: These zucchini pizza bites are truly delicious; you won’t be able to stop at one bite. During parties, holiday dinners and weekend family meals, I love having a variety of healthy, delicious, and beautifully looking snacks and this recipe hits the spot.

Ingredients:

zucchini pizza

2 large or medium sized zucchini
¼ cup marinara sauce or any other pizza sauce
½ shredded Mozzarella (or provolone, add cheese according to taste)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
Chopped fresh or dried basil, thyme, or any other herbs you prefer

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to degrees 375 degrees F. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet or use some cooking spray.
Cut your zucchini into ¼ inch slices. Put your zucchini slices on baking sheet then sprinkle some salt to taste.
Top your zucchini slices with some pizza sauce, shredded cheese and add your own favorite pizza herbs and seasoning.

zucchini pizza

Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until your zucchini is tender and your cheese is melted and bubbly.

Healthy Zucchini Pizza Recipe – A Fun, Creative, and an Absolutely Delicious Appetizer!

A Sunday visit to my mother’s house means I’m always coming back home with a tote-bag loaded with in season veggies from her lovely garden. I usually have enough zucchini to use in different recipes, including this one. Yummy and healthy pizza bites is truly a nice and innovative way to use any overflown large zucchini you’ve got.

Helpful Tips and Variations:

Can I replace zucchini with a different vegetable? You can replace the zucchini with eggplant. I have already tried the same recipe with eggplant before and it turned out just as great.
How can I replace the regular pizza sauce? If tomatoes upset your stomach, I totally get it, just switch the marinara sauce with a different sauce of your liking. You can use pesto, a vegetable puree, crème fraiche or a white base sauce made with your favorite cheese as the main component.
Can I add meat to this recipe? Certainly! You can drizzle some ground lean beef, or you can add some chopped chicken, turkey, or pork sausage.
Can I add other veggies as well? For sure, if your zucchini slices are large enough, you can add some thinly sliced red onion, sliced mushrooms or green pepper. If your zucchini is small however, cut it lengthwise; it’ll give you enough space to hold the sauce, cheese and veggies.
Which herbs Can I use for this recipe? Feel free to use whatever herbs you like to use on your regular homemade pizza. I personally like using some dried basil, oregano, parsley, thyme and garlic or onion powder. Sometimes, I add chili flakes as well.
What toppings works for this recipe? Just the way I prepare my mini pizzas at home, I like to top these zucchini slices with mini pepperoni or sliced black olives.
Can I store any leftovers? Sure! Let your zucchini bites cool down a bit before you store any leftovers in the fridge, It keeps good for up to 4 days. When needed, add a little cheese on top if you like then reheat in the microwave.

How can I serve this Cheesy Zucchini Pizza Recipe?

Serve this yummy cheesy Zucchini pizza as a light, healthy and tasty snack at your next party or gathering. Decorate your holiday dinner table with these beautiful and delicious zucchini bites. You can also serve this recipe as an appetizer or side dish next to your favorite protein, salad or pasta dish.

Easy Zucchini Pizza Recipe

These zucchini pizza bites are truly delicious; you won’t be able to stop at one bite
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large or medium sized zucchini
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce or any other pizza sauce
  • ½ shredded Mozzarella or provolone, add cheese according to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
  • Chopped fresh or dried basil thyme, or any other herbs you prefer

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to degrees 375 degrees F. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet or use some cooking spray.
  • Cut your zucchini into ¼ inch slices. Put your zucchini slices on baking sheet then sprinkle some salt to taste.
  • Top your zucchini slices with some pizza sauce, shredded cheese and add your own favorite pizza herbs and seasoning.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until your zucchini is tender and your cheese is melted and bubbly.
Keyword Appetizer, cheese, pizza, Zucchini bites

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