TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2 medium zucchini (about 2-inch diameter), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (3 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers and ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 71 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on a large microwave-safe plate coated with cooking spray. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-1/4 minutes. Spread 1 teaspoon pizza sauce on each zucchini round; top each with a slice of pepperoni.
  2. Heat, uncovered, for 1-1/2 minutes. Sprinkle each with cheese, jalapenos and olives if desired. Microwave 30-50 seconds longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Speedy Pizza Rings in Country Woman September/October 2000, p35

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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