Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Do you ever wish that you could enjoy pizza whenever you like, without feeling guilty afterward? Pizza is gooey, cheesy, and just plain delicious, and you’re entitled to enjoy it! Let’s leave the guilt at the kitchen door, and learn to make a healthy pizza with a zucchini crust! With healthy ingredients including not only zucchini, but tomatoes, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, you’ll be loading up on antioxidants and healthy fats in addition to great taste!

In this pizza recipe, you are guaranteed 100% healthy ingredients since you’ll be making it entirely from scratch, including the marinara sauce that you’ll spread on top on the pizza. For starters, the crust is made of zucchini, a healthy, low-carb substitute for traditional pizza dough! And you don’t need to wait for hours for it to rise. You’ll only need a short period of time to allow the liquid to dissipate. And you’ll be keeping the toppings as simple as can be, just as it’s done in Italy, with just the tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano and Pecorino cheese. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to Pecorino. Just replace it with Parmesan. And for the final touch, don’t forget to drizzle your pizza with extra virgin olive oil once it has finished cooking.

Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 241 | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 68 mg | Sodium: 137 mg | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 17 g | SmartPoints: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (from 2 large zucchinis)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (store-bought or make your own with the recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (grated) skim mozzarella
  • Marinara Sauce (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) canned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini with the coarse salt and leave for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

After the 30 minutes, drain the liquid from the zucchini then press the zucchini in a sieve to drain the remaining liquid.

In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, flour, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, egg, pepper, and oregano. Using a 12-inch non-stick pizza pan or a baking sheet, spray or brush on a thin layer of olive oil. Pour the zucchini batter in the center and spread over the surface of the baking pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the crust becomes golden on the edges. Remove the crust, then lower the heat to 400 degrees F.

Pour the marinara sauce in the center of the crust and evenly spread just before reaching the edges. Evenly distribute the mozzarella on top then sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

Bake for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and serve.

To make the optional marinara sauce:

Over medium heat, in a saucepan with olive oil, sauté the anchovy and the garlic until golden. Pour in the canned tomatoes and cook on medium-low heat for 15 - 20 minutes. At the end of cooking, add the salt, pepper, and oregano. Remove the smashed garlic clove. Cover to keep warm until ready to use.

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Enjoy our other healthy pizza options:

Avocado Breakfast Pizzas

Zucchini-Bell Pepper Pizza

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24 Comments on "Zucchini Crusted Pizza"

  1. Priscilla  January 30, 2015

    Thanks for sharing ! Do you boil the zucchini before you oven it please? Thanks

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    • SkinnyMs  January 30, 2015

      Priscilla, You are welcome! No, you do not boil the zucchini first.

      Reply
  2. peggyrichmond  May 27, 2015

    This was delicious. I prepared it tonight for my husband and I who are wild about Pizza and this could not have been a more pleasant surprise, so good!!

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  May 28, 2015

      We're glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply
  3. Lois May  January 24, 2016

    This is the first skinny ms recipe that I shared on Facebook that I went back to and couldn’t find the recipe. What I shared was there but no recipe. It is the pizza zucchini crust recipe

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    • Gale Compton  January 24, 2016

      Lois, I’m so sorry. We’re troubleshooting now. Thank you for your patience.

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  4. patti  January 24, 2016

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  5. Christina  January 24, 2016

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  6. Jean  January 24, 2016

    Hi, is this recipe posted and I missed it? Thanks.

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  7. Jean  January 24, 2016

    Can you email it to me?

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  8. Emily  January 31, 2016

    Trying this tonight! This website has made my journey to healthy eating so much easier and interesting! Thank you so much!

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    • Gale Compton  January 31, 2016

      Emily, Thank you so much for the feedback, we truly appreciate it. Congratulations and continued success! 🙂

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  9. Jessica  July 31, 2016

    The first time I made this recipe it was perfect! The next two the zucchini was soft/soggy 😔. What am I doing wrong now?

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    • Gale Compton  August 3, 2016

      Jessica, It’s hard to say without being there. 🙂 Did you do anything differently?

      Reply
  10. Teresa  December 4, 2016

    Hi!
    if i switch the flour for whole wheat, would the ratio be 1-1?

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    • Nichole Furlong  December 4, 2016

      Hi Teresa! Yes, since it only a small portion the ratio is 1-1.

      Reply
  11. Karen  March 6, 2017

    Could you use Rice flour instead of regular flour, and do you think it could add a cruch to the texture?

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    • Gale Compton  March 6, 2017

      Karen, I think it should work, but not sure about the crunch. Please keep us posted. 🙂

      Reply
  12. Helen  August 15, 2017

    Hi there, I would love to make this as soon as possible! My granddaughter is gluten free, so I thought I would use almond flour or chickpea flour. But how large of a baking sheet do you use and how thick should this crust be. Thank you so much for this recipe. I can’t wait to make it. Helen

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    • Gale Compton  August 15, 2017

      Helen, Use a 12-inch non-stick pizza pan(sheet). The crust is more on the thin side…just right!

      Reply

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