Zucchini Pizza Crust

 

Every year it’s the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust.

 

Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust ohsweetbasil.com

 

Our youngest daughter immediately knew that something was up with this pizza, “uh, Dad the pizza is bad. It’s green.” And her sweet little face was absolutely full of concern. That was a few years ago, and now our kids know that not only is this pizza not “bad” at all, but it’s totally awesome.

Is Zucchini Healthy?

You’ll surely be impressed with the nutritional bounty that zucchini offers.

It’s low-calorie (with only 17 calories per 100 grams) and high in fiber, and has no cholesterol or unhealthy fats.

In fact, a zucchini has more potassium than a banana.

Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust ohsweetbasil.com

 

We aren’t saying to replace that carby goodness that pizza crust is, but this is a great option for a healthier pizza and the perfect way to use up those big squash taking up space on your counter or in your fridge. Between freezing grated zucchini to be used in breads and spaghetti or marinara sauces throughout the year and making our healthier Zucchini Lasagna or my guilty pleasure that I cannot resist when Carrian makes it, Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread there’s a lot of zucchini happening in our kitchen but this pizza is the family favorite.

 

Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust ohsweetbasil.com

 

And any mom or dad knows, anything that’s a “family favorite” as in absolutely everyone loves it is like winning a big, fat gold medal. Winning!!!

Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust ohsweetbasil.com

 

Your crust does have a little flour, but I’m going to test it with both gluten free and oat flour to see if we can skip the grains for our GF friends. It’s also a very sticky crust in the beginning so you’re going to bake the crust first.

 

Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust ohsweetbasil.com

 

Now, after you’ve made it all golden and lovely, bring on the pizza toppings. Our famous Pizza Sauce is still going wild on Pinterest so obviously I vote you use that. Carrian and I love pepperoni and sausage while the girls are still die hard pepperoni only girls. One day we will get them to branch out. Maybe they can try this Pulled Pork Pizza? Carrian also likes black olives but I’m pretty sure they are straight from the devil. 😉 You do whatever makes you happy.

Looking for another fun way to use zucchini?  Try these zucchini tortillas!

Zucchini Pizza Crust

Yield: 6 servings

Zucchini Pizza Crust

Zucchini Pizza Crust
Every year it's the same thing, what to make with zucchini. We always seem to have too many.This year we made a killer zucchini pizza crust.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 small or 2 regular zucchini, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten free, or oat flour)
  • 1 cup shredded pizza cheese
  • Dried Italian seasoning, about 1 teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pizza Toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat pizza stone at 450 for 20 minutes.
  2. Place the zucchini in a towel and wring out all of the water, and I do mean all of it.
  3. Squeeze until you cannot squeeze anymore.
  4. Mix the crust together by stirring the zucchini, flour, whole wheat flour, cheese, seasoning, salt and pepper, and eggs, and although it is very sticky, spread it in a circle on parchment and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. The crust should appear slightly golden.
  6. Remove from oven and top with marinara, cheese and toppings of choice.
  7. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 269 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 71mg Sodium: 372mg Carbohydrates: 38g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 12g
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4 comments on “Zucchini Pizza Crust”

  1. Zucchini pizza- I asked you the other day on Instagram if you had made the dough gluten free and you responded that you weren’t happy with the results.

    I made it tonight gluten free and I really like it. I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like regularly, but it was good. I put lots of toppings on and mostly that’s what I tasted.

    I’m only 3 weeks into being diagnosed Celiac so I’m new to trying gluten free recipes. I’ve always been the one to be asked to make bread, Sunday dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, etc so it’s been a challenge to me. My sweet husband is going gluten free too just to support me. I’m not making my kids go gluten free, but think it’s a bonus if I find a gluten free recipe that we all like. I had my kids try it and told them that they don’t have to give up regular pizza, but sometimes I’m going to make the zucchini crust and they all said they like it and would eat it – Bonus!!!

    I’ve been following your Instagram for some time and really love your recipes, so thank you for sharing!!

    Thanks,
    Maren

    PS – I used 1/3 cup oat flour that I made in my Vitamix and substituted Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour (which so far is my most favorite gluten free flour) for the white flour. I ended up using about 2/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup.

    • Ahhhh thank you so much for this information!!! I did in fact use two different gf flours so I bet that made a difference. So, so happy you left this comment for everyone!

  2. Not sure what 4 zucchini means? I have huge ones. 4 cups?