Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Zucchini Pizza Crust is a fabulous substitute for regular dough when watching carbs!


I was amazed at how delicious this was.


When dieting or trying to cut back after the holidays, it's very hard to get back on track when you've eaten all your favorites.


If you are looking for a healthy alternative this is it!


I have now tried this with both green and yellow squash and they both come out great!


It totally satisfies the urge to eat a lot of carbs in regular pizza until I reach my goal weight, then splurge on the real deal pizza dough.


The bottom is soft, not crispy like a pizza crust. I have also substituted cauliflower it isn't as delicious as this but you be the judge.


Low Carb, with a great pizza flavor and perfect for weight watchers!


I offer two recipes for zucchini crust pizza along with suggestions for toppings with all low calories substitutions.


You may also like my, keto cauliflower mashed potatoes, low carb zucchini quiche, and no bake low carb cheesecake dessert!


Scroll to the recipe card for the printable versions of both recipes on making this delicious healthy pizza!








this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese








this is how to make a pizza using zucchini for the crust





Low Carb Alternative Pizza Crusts



Absolutely delicious low carb zucchini pizza crust!


Easy to make, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and a great way to use up zucchini.


Either one of these recipes are delicious one is a little crisper than the other,


Check out both recipes and see which one you like better.



this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese





Healthier Eating Never Tasted So Good!



This low-carb zucchini pizza crust is totally and completely out of this world amazing.


Throw your skepticism aside and just believe me, for a minute especially if you are watching carbs!


Having high blood pressure, thyroid issues with weight gain easily, I love eating healthier and this is my go-to recipe for keeping calories and weight on target.


I also keep my pizza meatless, but you can adapt yours to however you like regular pizza toppings.




this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese




Tips:


  • Wring out as much zucchini water as possible
  • Use a food processor to shred the zucchini fine and blot dry
  • Don't expect this to be a yeasty tasting dough
  • If you want this even extra crispy use a pizza stone
  • Adding cooked meats and like sausage and pepperoni add flavor and MORE CALORIES!




this is the ingredients in a metal bowl to make zucchini pizza crust






Some Ingredients You Will Need


  • zucchini
  • almond flour or you can also use all-purpose flour or breadcrumbs
  • low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • egg
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese, or use extra sharp cheddar





this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese





Fun to Make and Easy



I’ve made this a few times now, and each time it comes out even better with practice.


Really the more water you take out the better results.


Preheat a baking stone or baking sheet for at least 30 minutes.


The crust needs to start out on that hot, hot stone in order to brown or will stay soft.


These recipes are not to say they taste just like risen pizza but the taste is so outrageous to be zucchini and believe me I am a huge pizza fan!


The first thing to realize is this dough is a little hard to work with because it's soft and sticky.


They will both bake up perfectly.




this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese



Not Like Yeast Dough



As I mention before this is nothing like a yeast dough or meant to ever take the place of original pizza.


It's a great alternative however when you need to watch carbs, weight and other medical conditions that require no flour in your diet.


I was totally excited about how the family tried it and was in total amazement how good it was.




chopped and shredded zucchini in freezer bags





Zucchini is Good For You!



Zucchini is definitely a super healthy food.

It's low in calories (a medium zucchini has around just 30 calories) and chock full of heart-healthy nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber.


This is the perfect start to eating a healthy diet that tastes great!










Crispy Style With Almond Flour:


2-3 medium zucchini about 1 1/2 cup shredded
1/3 cup almond flour or you can also use all-purpose flour or breadcrumbs
1/2 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Pizza sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese, or use extra sharp cheddar
Optional Toppings: olives, mushrooms, peppers, any kinds of cooked meats, or whatever you love on pizza.

Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the paper with cooking spray, set aside.

Place shredded zucchini on a plate lined with a few layers of paper towel.

Sprinkle with one tablespoon of salt.

Set aside for 10 minutes.

Squeeze the excess moisture out of the zucchini by using a cheesecloth or many paper towels to blot dry.

In a medium bowl, combine the shredded zucchini, flour, egg, cheese, and Italian spices and garlic powder.

Combine mixture with a spoon until fully blended then transfer the mixture on to greased parchment paper.

Press the dough into the desired shape and thickness on the greased parchment paper.

Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust looks set and the bottom is starting to brown.

Remove the pizza crust from the oven.

Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings if you are using.

Return to oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.






this is how to make a zucchini pizza crust into a real great tasting pizza. This is in a pie plate that is greased and sauce is on top with melted mozzarella cheese





Pizza Topping Suggestions:



  1. Chopped Onions
  2. Mince Eggplant
  3. Sliced Mushrooms
  4. For Sausage, flavor sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  5. Spinach leaves
  6. Boiled escarole
  7. Kale
  8. Arugula
  9. Olives sliced green or black
  10. Chopped peppers any kind







Zucchini Squash Pizza Recipe #2


This is a soft crust pizza and tastes more like a zucchini quiche to me with sauce and cheese.

1 shredded medium zucchini or yellow squash ( I put mine either in the food processor or grate it. Then blot dry with paper towels if it's very wet squeeze out as much as you can)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1 egg white or whole egg
1/3 cup Parmesan Romano cheese grated
3 tablespoons Italian flavored bread crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce any kind for the topping ( I used 1 fresh large plum tomato put through the food processor left a little chunky)
1 cup low moisture mozzarella cheese grated
salt, pepper to taste

Optional: red pepper flakes to taste, cooked meats for toppings, or any chopped vegetables you like


Mix the grated squash, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley cheese, and eggs in a bowl, add the bread crumbs last mix till blended.

Spread into a greased pie plate and bake at 350 for around 15 to 25 minutes till browned on the edges depending on thickness.

Remove from the oven.

Add the sauce and cheese and any other topping you like. Broil for around 3 minutes on high or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.



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Yield: 2
Author: Claudia Lamascolo

Zucchini Pizza Crust

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is a low carb pizza crust made with zucchini, an alternative to regular pizza for a healthier lifestyle.

ingredients:

  • Both Recipes Are Below to Print off

instructions:

How to cook Zucchini Pizza Crust

  1. Crispy Style With Almond Flour:
  2. 2-3 medium zucchini about 1 1/2 cup shredded
  3. 1/3 cup almond flour or you can also use all-purpose flour or breadcrumbs
  4. 1/2 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  5. 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  8. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  9. Pizza sauce
  10. Shredded mozzarella cheese, or use extra sharp cheddar
  11. Optional Toppings: olives, mushrooms, peppers, any kinds of cooked meats, or whatever you love on pizza.
  12. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.
  13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the paper with cooking spray, set aside.
  14. Place shredded zucchini on a plate lined with a few layers of paper towel.
  15. Sprinkle with one tablespoon of salt.
  16. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  17. Squeeze the excess moisture out of the zucchini by using a cheesecloth or many paper towels to blot dry.
  18. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded zucchini, flour, egg, cheese, and Italian spices and garlic powder.
  19. Combine mixture with a spoon until fully blended then transfer the mixture on to greased parchment paper.
  20. Press the dough into the desired shape and thickness on the greased parchment paper.
  21. Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust looks set and the bottom is starting to brown.
  22. Remove the pizza crust from the oven.
  23. Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings if you are using.
  24. Return to oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  25. Zucchini Squash Pizza Recipe #2
  26. This is a soft crust pizza and tastes more like a zucchini quiche to me with sauce and cheese.
  27. 1 shredded medium zucchini or yellow squash ( I put mine either in the food processor or grate it. Then blot dry with paper towels if it's very wet squeeze out as much as you can)
  28. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  29. 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  30. 1 egg white or whole egg
  31. 1/3 cup Parmesan Romano cheese grated
  32. 3 tablespoons Italian flavored bread crumbs
  33. 1 cup tomato sauce any kind for the topping ( I used 1 fresh large plum tomato put through the food processor left a little chunky)
  34. 1 cup low moisture mozzarella cheese grated
  35. salt, pepper to taste
  36. Optional: red pepper flakes to taste, cooked meats for toppings, or any chopped vegetables you like
  37. Mix the grated squash, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley cheese, and eggs in a bowl, add the bread crumbs last mix till blended.
  38. Spread into a greased pie plate and bake at 350 for around 15 to 25 minutes till browned on the edges depending on thickness.
  39. Remove from the oven.
  40. Add the sauce and cheese and any other topping you like. Broil for around 3 minutes on high or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.
All information is based on the calories information online, I am not a dietary doctor and if there is any discrepancy, I am not liable for this information.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

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