Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini, topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there are vegetables in the crust!

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

Today is day two of zucchini week on the blog. If you missed yesterday, it was Toasted Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread, so make sure you check that out.

Today though, is zucchini crust pepperoni pizza day. My three and a half year old is going through a phase where he really likes pizza, and requests it pretty regularly. I suppose almost every kid goes through this, so no one is surprised.

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

A week or so ago we had some friends over for dinner with their two children, who are four and two. Usually, we make a point of having our kids eat the same thing as us, but when the kids have friends over, it’s fun to have something special for them to eat. Our son requested pizza (of course) but he had eaten pizza the day before, so I wanted to do something a little healthier.  Plus, I saw a perfect opportunity to use up some zucchini!

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

So, this zucchini pizza crust was developed! And this crust is seriously good. So good that even kids will miss out on the zucchini!

The night I served this, our friends’ four year old daughter said to me, “Christine, this pizza is really good, thank you so much for making it. I liked it all except for the green stuff.” We all laughed a lot, and I thought I had failed, but it turns out she was talking about the parsley on top and DID love the zucchini crust!

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

So top the crust with whatever toppings you see fit, and love this delicious way to get some more veggies into you and your kids’ lives!

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

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Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!
Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Your kids won't even guess there is a vegetable in the crust. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pepperoni Pizza with Zucchini Crust
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 297 kcal
Ingredients
Crust
  • 4 cups of zucchini grated
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
Topping
  • 1/2 cup jarred pizza sauce
  • 20 slices pepperoni
  • 2/3 cup mixed mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
Instructions
Crust
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat grated zucchini for 5 minutes. Transfer to a colander and let drain. Once zucchini is cool enough to touch, use paper towels to squeeze out moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together zucchini, 1 1/4 cups flour, egg, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, pepper, and 2 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Dough will be very sticky. Make it into a flat circle, about 5" in diameter, as best as you can. Cover outside of dough with remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  5. Spread dough evenly out on a pizza stone or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush remaining tbsp of olive oil over top of crust.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Topping
  1. Cover crust with pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheeses, parsley, and other desired toppings. Return to oven and bake for 7-8 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Potassium 561mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza. A delicious pizza crust made of zucchini and topped with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Top it how you like but your kids will never guess there is a vegetable in the crust!

If you enjoyed this Zucchini Crust Pepperoni Pizza, yo’ll probably enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

Toasted Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread
Mini Fruit Pizza
Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Yogurt Tahini Sauce
Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)


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