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Zucchini Crusted Pizza

With healthy ingredients making up an innovative crust, this pizza is a guilt-free pleasure for lunch or dinner.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups zucchini shredded (from 2 large zucchini)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt or sea salt coarse
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • 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
  • 1 cup mozzarella skim, grated

Marinara Sauce (Optional)

  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 14 1/2 ounces tomatoes canned
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of pizza | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8