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
Bite sized pizzas with zucchini slice ‘crusts’.
- 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
- 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.
We are not Martha says
Ahhh I'm obsessed with this idea! Such a great way to make zucchini more fun!
Julie @ Table for Two says
What a fun idea!! Great way to get kids involved too!
This is such a sweet idea! Love it and totally doing this for my boys!!
Dessert for Two says
Pizza gif! Love it!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom says
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 says
I could pop about 20 of these in my mouth!
Just in time for lunch today! Love this!!
Matt Robinson says
What an awesome idea, Kevin, love these!
Russell from Chasing Delicious says
This is my kind of recipe – healthy and pizza!
I need to have a cocktail party ASAP!
What a wonderful idea for an appetizer!
I plan to serve these at my next book club meeting!
Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie says
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 says
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!
So much better than bagel bites from the store! Love these!
Sarah @ People, Places & Plates says
The garden is overloaded with zucchini and I've never thought of this! Great idea!
I love your recipes. Need more effort to me to collect all ingredients. I will try if available
Georgia Milton says
This is very interesting recipe. I have to try it, looks very delicious and it's healthy too.
Carpet cleaners Ealing
Fabulous idea – pinning to remember to try it! Cheers from Carole's Chatter
Lovely Kikily says
I tried them yesterday, it was so good! but I used frankfuert slices instead of pepperoni, thank you for your ideas!
Holy mackerel–I can't wait to try these!
Gloria Baker says
I love these!! Love zucchini in all ways look delicious!!!
Kate Ramos says
These are absolutely perfect! I love this idea!
I made this last night. I used eggplant instead of zucchini. I made half with white pizza sauce. Incredible.
Love Love Love this. And is great for anyone single or for just 2 – to just use the Toaster Oven.
First I sliced all the zucchini I had (5) – put the slices on the tray that fits in the toaster oven – sprayed both side with coconut oil spray – baked both sides, then added enough Pizza Sauce & i had sprinkled some Italian Seasoning on top of the sauce so the seasoning would be on the veggie & not sprinkled all over the tray. Then added small slices of cheese on top (the first time I add small slices of some summer sausage I had) I cooked this last week & this week, Can't seem to get enough. And the rest of the sliced zucchini, I put in a zipper Food Saver bag so made a quick & easy meal or snack.
Thank you for this complete idea/recipe. Honestly, I didn't think I would like zucchini – Surprise……….. I do.
This looks so yummy! The pizza gif makes it even yummier! It is so easy to prepare and I love the idea of zucchini as pizza crust. Delicious!
Canary Wharf says
These mini pizzas with zucchini look fantastic!
Watch online says
I love eggplants in every form so thank You for this recipe.
OMG,what a delicious recipe! Just can't wait to taste it. Brilliant performance. I will definitely try this. The pictures look amazing. Thanks for the great addition.
Jim Allen says
Great recipe. I like to mix it up and use both zucchini and yellow summer squash. Adds a little variety and is basically the same to prepare. Thanks!
I tried these out on a friend and we both loved them! She took the leftovers home to share with her husband and he thought they were delicious, too! Great recipe.
This is a wonderful use for zucchini! Thank you for the recipe! They disappeared in no time!
As an aside, I am so weary of “reviews” that say “wow, that looks good”, “can’t wait to try these”, “look delicious!”, etc.
Useless comments. Annoying comments. Leave a REVIEW when you have tried the recipe.
The actual recipe. Not with eggplant, goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
I didn’t have pizza sauce so I did taco meat & cheese. Yummy