Zucchini Crust Pizza Recipe

Zucchini crust pizza has great flavour and texture and is a great alternative to bread-based pizza crust. It takes just minutes to mix up. The crust can be made several days ahead and reheated with the toppings.

Zucchini crust pizza has great flavour and texture and is a delicious alternative to bread-based pizza crust. 

When I was eight I had my long wavy hair cut boy-short so I wouldn’t have to wear a bathing cap in my cousins’ pool. My thinking at the time was that bathing caps were for the old ladies at the beach who swam in their sneakers and never put their heads under water anyway. Plus, it took a lot of effort and pulling of hair to get a bathing cap on over very long pony tail. When I came back from the Rothesay Corner barbershop sporting my new haircut mom said it looked like the moths had got me.


Zucchini crust pizza has great flavour and texture and is a great alternative to bread-based pizza crust. It takes just minutes to mix up. The crust can be made several days ahead and reheated with the toppings.

My cousins sometimes grew massive zucchinis in a garden beside their pool. The zucchinis were impressive but difficult to use us since a little zucchini goes a long way in most recipes. You can only make so many zucchini muffins so that’s when mom started making zucchini relish. Mom always kept a lookout for other ways to use zucchinis which is likely why this recipe for zucchini crust pizza caught her eye.

Zucchini crust pizza has great flavour and texture and is a great alternative to bread-based pizza crust. It takes just minutes to mix up. The crust can be made several days ahead and reheated with the toppings.


Zucchini crust pizza has great flavour and texture and is a delicious alternative to bread-based pizza crust. It takes just minutes to mix up. The crust can be made several days ahead and reheated with the toppings.

Easy gluten-free option: Made with just 1/4 cup of flour, just substitute any gluten-free flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

The recipe is from one of our family's favourite cookbooks: Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (packed) grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup flour (can use GF flour)
  • ½ cup grated cheddar or mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1-2 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease a 10” spring form and line the bottom with parchment paper. If you haven’t any parchment paper grease and flour the pan well.
  3. Grate zucchini on the side of a box grater. Grab it a handful at a time and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  4. Add zucchini to a large bowl, and add the eggs, flour, cheese, herbs and 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Mix well.
  5. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden. 
  6. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  7. From here you can top with your regular toppings and bake it in the same pan, or you can remove the crust from the spring form pan and place it on a cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  8. Top with pesto and sautéed mushrooms or thinly sliced tomatoes and sprinkle lightly with cheese. Bake at 400 F until warmed through or broil for a few minutes, watching closely so it doesn't burn.

Comments

  1. Never thought you could have a zucchini "frittata" as a pizza crust! It looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes awesome too! Always up for different ways of having a pizza ;-) . And I love your writing!

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  2. HHmm. So interesting. I imagine this dough has a very different texture than the traditional yeast type dough. Friday night is pizza night in my house, and with those obscene-sized zucchini in my garden, this dough might make an interesting alternative. I'll be sure to let you know how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. The pizza sounds wonderful and I'd love a jar of zucchini relish right now, too! The Moosewood books are still favourites of mine, years after they introduced me to a more plant-based way of eating.

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  4. Oh I LOVE the sound of this and am always looking for ideas for GF crusts fro friends. Bookmarked!

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  5. Hi Bridget, pizza is my favorite food, I eat it at home for dinner at least once a week with my daughter. I'm always looking for new recipes to experiment with at home, and I'm glad you just gave me this zucchini crust pizza recipe. I'm definitely giving it a try. Cheers!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this easy pizza making recipe. I am glad to see your work

    how to make pizza

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