Personal size pizzas that are guilt free? well, 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? There’s that too. And they are super easy to make. Check out this video.
I know you just totally saw me make that recipe and thought; what about regular pizza? Let’s get one thing straight; I’m not abandoning our longtime friend pizza. 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 my beloved Taco Pizza? Exactly.
I’m sure the kids would love to eat either of those every night, but when it comes to eating their veggies, I have to get a bit more creative. And by creative, I mean using them in this like this low carb zucchini pizza bites or even my Bell Pepper Nachos!
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! It was one meal that I could eat and enjoy with my family -all under the disguise of pizza night!
It’s 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 literally golden-crisp, cheesy waffles (another favorite).
Can you freeze these zucchini pizza bites you ask? Sadly, no. Zucchini holds a lot of water and they don’t thaw out well. Leftovers, however, can be reheated in the microwave or oven -but I’ve never heard of such thing.
Sometimes, the simplest recipes are all the rave and this one is a winner for the books. All you have to do is top-sliced zucchini with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, place in the oven and ta-da! In less than ten minutes dinner or lunch is ready! Yes, these are perfectly portable in a lunchbox for school or the office. I send them at room temperature inside a lunchbox.
Everything you love about pizza and zucchini in a low carb version. What are some of your favorite fun ways to incorporate more veggies into your meals?
Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 large zucchini, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch thick rounds
- 1/4 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 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.
- Serving Size: 6-8 pizza bites
- Calories: 151
- Fat: 9.7g
- Carbohydrates: 4.6g
- Protein: 11.6g