Do you know what America’s favorite comfort food is? That’s right, it’s pizza! Anyone else on the same page? I’m not ashamed to say that I regularly daydream about biting into a warm, cheesy slice of pepperoni pizza. They said you should follow your dreams, but if I followed every one of those dreams I would be 800 pounds.
The solution: zucchini crust pizza!
This recipe is great because it’s low carb and gives you all your veggie needs for the day and then some. Also, let’s be real for a second, everything is better smothered in cheese, especially your veggies.
I’m using a mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend, but feel free to mix and match your cheeses as you please. I’m also using uncured pepperoni for this recipe. If you’re going to indulge in processed meats, do so responsibly. Friends don’t let friends eat nitrates.
My favorite brand is Hormel Natural Choice Uncured Pepperoni Slices because they don’t have any nasty cancer-causing chemicals and they are super delicious.
Zucchini Crust Pizza
- 2 large zucchini, grated
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup grated cheese
- Pepperoni slices
Directions: In a medium bowl combine grated zucchini with salt and set aside for about 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Thoroughly coat a nonstick baking pan with nonstick spray and drizzle with olive oil. After the 15 minutes, drain as much liquid as you can from the zucchini. Mix zucchini with parmesan cheese, flour, egg, pepper and oregano. Pour the zucchini batter in the center of the baking page and spread over the surface. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the crust and top with marinara sauce, cheese and pepperoni slices. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm.
I don’t know about you guys, but Friday could not have come any sooner. Now I’m off to a weekend full of sleep, relaxation, dog walks and movies. There will probably be some good eats in there as well of course.
What are you up to this weekend?