Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zucchini Pizza

Love pizza but hate the calories? If you answered yes to both of these questions then I have the recipe for you!
(I promise to not talk like an infomercial for the rest of this post if y'all are still with me..)

Zucchini Pizza!

I came upon this recipe a couple days ago (and blogged about cooking it this weekend yesterday).. I can't even remember where now, nor did I write the recipe down, so I kind of improvised, and they turned out delicious! This recipe allows you to have pizza without the carbs the crust is made up of and without all the fat in the cheese. Don't get too excited- anything made up of pizza ingredients isn't going to be entirely healthy, but at least this recipe helps a little.
[Every bit counts- right ladies!? (& my gentlemen readers!)]

So.. Here's what you're going to need:
-Zucchini
(I got a large one out of my moms garden and that was enough for about 12 mini pizzas)
-Vegetable Oil
(Or olive oil, whatever you have handy.)
-Salt & Pepper
Mozzarella Cheese
(I used the kind made with skim milk- less calories & still delicious!)
Pizza Sauce
(I used Rague but any kind would do, tomato paste would work as well.)
Pepperoni 
(Or whatever other topping you prefer on your pizza.)
And.. Here's what you do:
Slice your zucchini into 1/3 of an inch slices. If you want them thicker then just slice them thicker; it's all about preference. Mine ranged from 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch. I am not a perfectionist in the kitchen. 

    Dip each of the zucchini slices into vegetable oil, spread them out evenly on a pan, then salt and pepper them. Place them in the oven and broil them for 10 min on 450 degrees. Take them out, flip them over, salt and pepper the opposite side, and place back in the oven to broil for another 10 minutes.

After they have broiled for 10 minutes on each side, take them out of the oven and add your pizza sauce, cheese, and topping (in my case- the pepperoni). Place them back in the oven for around 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

When you take them out of the oven they should look similar to this:

We ate these as a meal with a side of garlic bread but they could also be used as a side or an appetizer at a party. They were delicious and not as heavy as regular pizza. I think Andrew had about 10! I will definitely be making these again. It a delicious summer recipe and a new way to use up some of that zucchini. I bet it would also be tasty with eggplant or squash!

Happy Cooking!


2 comments:

  1. Oh, I will have to try this! I'm always looking for a way to get my husband to eat more veggies. He could eat pizza every day!

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  2. I just saw this..YUM. I am making this!!

    cute blog!!

    Ashley

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