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Zucchini Crust Pizza Recipe
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Zucchini Crust Pizza Recipe

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My mother-in-law shared the recipe for this unique pizza with me. The quiche-like zucchini crust makes it just right for brunch, lunch or a light supper. —Ruth Denomme, Englehart, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 small tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 190 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine zucchini and egg substitute. Stir in flour and salt. Spread onto a 12-in. pizza pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°. Sprinkle with the mozzarella, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, oregano, basil and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until onion is tender and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.
Originally published as Zucchini Crust Pizza in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 190 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

Reviews for Zucchini Crust Pizza

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

""if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, choose an ugly woman to be your wife," my husband sings as he chews this "pizza". I don't know what you guys are talking about, but this was no pizza! Quiche - maybe. In my home in Denver Colorado, this was a doughy blob. It looked very pretty in the pan, but no way to get it out other than by folding it over (and exposing it's gooey under belly). I even took the high altitude into consideration. Fortunately, my family recognized how victimized I felt by this recipe and gulped it down with a smile plastered on their faces.

The flavors seemed to blend well, but I'd certainly add more flour. I checked the recipe 2 or 3 times to see if I read it incorrectly.
Other songs that were hummed while eating this experiment:
'Beauty's only skin deep' and the like."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Pretty good. It's something different from our normal eating routine, so that was nice! It definitely has a quiche like quality. As another reviewer suggested, I squeezed out my zucchini with a clean dish towel. Next time I think I would put some garlic in the crust. Also, use parchment paper, NOT wax paper... otherwise grease/corn meal your pan crazy well!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Crust was way to wet. After baking middle remained doughy. The flavor was strange. Terrible!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"We loved this recipe! Used my "zoodle maker" (like a julienne/mandoline shredder) to shred the zucchini as well as other veggies in the pizza. Also added some mushrooms & one cooked & crumbled Italian sausage, increased onion & green pepper to 1 whole of each. Used fresh herbs from the garden instead of dried. Used 1 c mozza & 1 c cheddar as I didn't have enough mozza. Also cut the salt in the crust to 1/4 tsp salt & added 1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash. Did use parchment paper to cover the pizza stone, sprayed with oil, & a light sprinkle of cornmeal. This recipe is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"I wanted a firmer "crust" so I shredded 5 medium zucchini, mixed the shreds with 1 teaspon kosher salt and let it sit for 15 minutes. I then put all in a clean dish towel and squeezed out all of the liquid (there's a lot!!!). I got about 3 cups of drier zucchini. I proceeded with the original recipe except I used 1/3 cup AP flour and 1/3 cup white whole wheat. I baked the "crust" for 10 minutes and then added the toppings and baked it for an additional 20 minutes. SOOOOOO delicious!

Next time I will use some fresh garlic!"

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