Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zucchini Crust Pizza

It is so awesome to eat pizza.  So. Freaking. Awesome.  
It's also awesome to eat zucchini.
It's awesome when my husband and baby hippo eat zucchini, and other green veg, not only without hesitation, but excitedly!
It's awesome when you can make a formerly shitty food good for you.
It's awesome when you don't miss grainy, starchy, carby crap.
It's awesome to eat pizza.
The end.

Zucchini Crust Awesome Pizza 
(serves 2 adults and 1 baby hippo)

-4 zuch's, pulsed in the cuisi until it's very finely chopped
-1 tsp minced garlic
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 tsp oregano
-1 tsp kosher salt
-bag of mozzarella 
-half can of your preferred pizza sauce
-toppings of choice (pictured- a fried egg with pizza sauce over it, and roasted red peppers)

Preheat your oven to 425.  Drain your zuch for at least 20 minutes and get as much water out as possible.  Then microwave it for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Let it cool for a few minutes, then mix in two beaten eggs, garlic, oregano, and salt.  On greased baking sheet (I did use parchment paper this time and did not have a problem) spread crust mixture out evenly using the back of your spoon.  Each individual pizza was about three teaspoons and I got 6 total.  You might get more or less depending on how big your zucchini, how much water, etc.  I made mine pretty thin because I didn't want them to be soggy or underdone.  Bake until the edges are brown, even verging on a little burnt.  Bake time will differ but mine took about 30 min (my oven is weird though!)

Remove from oven and spread your sauce and cheese on top, and whatever other toppings you want.  Your toppings will need to be fully cooked first because when you stick it back in the oven, you are just melting the cheese.  That takes all of three minutes and you're dunzo!

Cauli pizza is great too- but some people aren't so into cauli.  Plus- we tend to eat it a lot and it's nice to switch things up.  However, zucchini has a lot more water and is nowhere near as starchy- so cauliflower will yield a slightly firmer, thicker crust.  Whatever.  This pizza is awesome.


  1. love this idea! I've done something similar with eggplant rounds before and loved how they came out. Close enough to pizza for me.

  2. i hope you try it katie! really not as big a production as it seems. loving your paleo posts- so happy for you!