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Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites
Last year when I made my eggplant pizzas for the first time I just knew that I would have to try a zucchini version! I already knew that zucchini works amazingly well as a pizza crust since I make zucchini crust pizzas throughout zucchini season so simplifying things a bit and just using slices of zucchini for the pizza 'crust' sounded perfect! Most zucchini that you get in the grocery store these days are relatively small so these pizzas are bite sized but if you head out to your famers market you should be able to get some pretty large zucchini, say about 3-5 inched across, for even larger zucchini pizzas. These zucchini pizzas are super simple to make, you just need to pre-cook the zucchini a bit, top them with pizza sauce, cheese and your favourite pizza toppings and broil them until the cheese melts. You could easily serve these zucchini pizza bites as snacks or as dinner and they are a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables!

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites
Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 24-36 pizza bites

Bite sized pizzas with zucchini slice 'crusts'.



ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 ounce pepperoni (mini or quartered full sized)
  • oregano or italian seasoning to taste
directions
  1. Brush or spray the zucchini slices with oil on both sides, season with salt and pepper, grill, broil or saute until just tender, about 1-2 minutes per side, place them on a greased baking sheet, top them with sauce, cheese and pepperoni and broil until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes, before optionally sprinkling with oregano or italian seasoning to taste.

Option: Use you favourite pizza toppings!
Nutrition Facts (per pizza bite): Calories 17, Fat 1g (Saturated 0.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 30mg, Carbs 0.7g (Fiber 0.2g, Sugars 0.4g), Protein 0.9g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

22 comments:

We are not Martha said...

Ahhh I'm obsessed with this idea! Such a great way to make zucchini more fun!

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Julie @ Table for Two said...

What a fun idea!! Great way to get kids involved too!

Jenny said...

This is such a sweet idea! Love it and totally doing this for my boys!!

Dessert for Two said...

Pizza gif! Love it!

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom said...

Kevin, I am totally making this today!! I have one huge zucchini in my fridge and didn't know what I was going to do until now! love the animated pizza gif action!

Heather Christo said...

I could pop about 20 of these in my mouth!

Gaby said...

Just in time for lunch today! Love this!!

Matt Robinson said...

What an awesome idea, Kevin, love these!

Russell from Chasing Delicious said...

This is my kind of recipe - healthy and pizza!

Jeri said...

I need to have a cocktail party ASAP!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea for an appetizer!
I plan to serve these at my next book club meeting!

Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie said...

Yum! I love turning my summer veggies as pizza crust :) They taste so good and it's a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Crystal S. | Apples & Sparkle said...

These are the perfect use for all that summer zucchini, plus my waistline will thank me for not loading up on traditional pizza crust. Awesome!

swirlsandspice.com said...

So much better than bagel bites from the store! Love these!

Sarah @ People, Places & Plates said...

The garden is overloaded with zucchini and I've never thought of this! Great idea!

indria said...

I love your recipes. Need more effort to me to collect all ingredients. I will try if available

Georgia Milton said...

This is very interesting recipe. I have to try it, looks very delicious and it's healthy too.
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Carole said...

Fabulous idea - pinning to remember to try it! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Lovely Kikily said...

I tried them yesterday, it was so good! but I used frankfuert slices instead of pepperoni, thank you for your ideas!

Juju said...

Holy mackerel--I can't wait to try these!

Gloria Baker said...

I love these!! Love zucchini in all ways look delicious!!!

Kate Ramos said...

These are absolutely perfect! I love this idea!

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