Zucchini Pizza Bites


Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

Jason and I ordered a late-night pizza the other day as “post vacation recovery” food. But when I woke up the next morning, I felt so nauseous and bloated the entire day. I know I don’t have the metabolism of an 18-yr old but man – I don’t think I can do late night pizza runs anymore!

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

So when I had another pizza craving 2 days later, I just had to try these 5-ingredient zucchini pizza bites instead. And boy, was in for a treat.

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

I honestly didn’t know what to expect using a zucchini round as a pizza base. After all, carbs and I (particularly pizza crust carbs) have a love affair happening. But little did I know that these zucchini rounds were an amazing substitute for all those heavy calories.

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

The zucchini rounds were so great for portion control, and such fun finger foods to pass along the table. You can also control the amount of cheese to top off – if you’re really watching your calories, a little bit goes a long way. Plus, the mini pepperonis make these even more fun to eat!

 

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Healthy, nutritious pizza bites that come together in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 zucchini, cut intoΒ 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni minis
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add zucchini and cook, flipping once, until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place zucchini rounds onto a large baking sheet. Top each zucchini round with marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni minis.
  4. Place into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Italian seasoning, if desired.

Adapted from Comfort of Cooking

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 76.4 Calories from Fat 47.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9.5mg 3%
Sodium 149.0mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 3.5g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.