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

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 8 servings

Zucchini Pizza Bites

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

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • Kosher salt and freshy 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • 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.
  • Place zucchini rounds onto a large baking sheet. Top each zucchini round with marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni minis.
  • Place into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with Italian seasoning, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Comfort of Cooking

http://damndelicious.net/2014/06/04/zucchini-pizza-bites/