July 18, 2018
Personal size pizzas that are guilt-free? Yes! I’m totally serious because these low-carb Zucchini Pizza Bites are just the thing to eat when you’re watching your waistline or want your kids to eat more veggies!
Plus, did I mention they come together in less than 10 minutes?
What about regular pizza? Let’s get one thing straight, I believe in enjoying the cheesy, saucy goodness with a perfectly crispy golden crust now and then. I mean, have you seen my Cobb Salad Pizza or Taco Pizza? Exactly.
I’m sure the kids would love to eat either of those every night, but I have to get a bit more creative when it comes to eating their veggies. And by creative, I mean using them for these zucchini pizza bites or even Bell Pepper Nachos!
How to Make Zucchini Pizza Bites
All you have to do is top zucchini slices with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, place in the oven, and ta-da! In less than ten minutes, dinner or lunch is ready! Here’s how to make zucchini pizzas step-by-step:
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to broil.
Slice the zucchini into ¼-inch thick rounds and place them onto the baking sheet.
Spread the marinara over each slice and top with cheese, pepperoni, and black olives.
Broil until the cheese melts, remove from the oven, and dish up!
You can also watch how this recipe comes together fast in the video below:
Can you freeze these zucchini pizza bites? Sadly, no. Zucchini holds a lot of water, and they won’t thaw out well. Leftovers, however, can be reheated in the microwave or oven.
Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Toppings
There are so many ways to top these mini pizzas and keep them low-carb, like the ideas below:
- Alfredo sauce
- Any variety of shredded cheese
- Chopped basil
- Chopped deli ham
- Diced mushroom
- Diced red onion
Keep in mind, whatever you add should be chopped/diced small since it has only 3 minutes under the broiler. Otherwise, something like onions will still be raw while everything else is cooked.
Carbs and Calories in Zucchini Pizza Bites
Just one serving of these zucchini pizza bites contain only:
- 10 grams of fat
- 4 grams of net carbs
- 11 grams of protein
Are these Zucchini Pizzas Keto Friendly?
With only 4 grams of net carbs per serving, these low-carb zucchini pizza bites are also keto-friendly. And let me tell you that for the months that I took my low carb lifestyle to a keto level, these came to the rescue at the perfect time.
Speaking of, if keto is something you want to look into but don’t know where to start, I have a keto meal plan included in my Intermittent Fasting Guide for Women. Much like this recipe, the ones included in the guide are crave-worthy yet nutritionally balanced meals to help keep you on track and feeling fueled.
More Low-Carb Recipes with Zucchini
This recipe is another one of my favorite ways to use zucchini which I have in abundance this time of year thanks to the endless supply from my parent’s garden.
And for a savory twist, I’ll whip up a batch of zucchini waffles. They’re golden-crisp, cheesy waffles (another favorite).
What are some of your favorite fun ways to incorporate more veggies into your meals?
Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Bites
- 1 large zucchini, sliced diagonally into ¼-inch thick rounds
- ¼ cup marinara sauce
- ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup mini pepperonis
- 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
- Preheat the oven to broil. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the zucchini slices onto the lined baking sheet in an even layer.
- Spread the marinara sauce over the top of each slice. Top with cheese, pepperoni, and black olives.
- Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.