Speedy Pizza Rings
If your family likes pizza, they're going to love these pizza-flavored rings featuring zucchini.—Karen Hope, Miller, Missouri
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Sliced jalapeno peppers and ripe olives, optional
- 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.
- 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.
Editor's NoteWear 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 71 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Speedy Pizza Rings in Country Woman September/October 2000