Aug 12, 2013

Zucchini Pizza Bites



This recipe is an oldie, but goodie! I had a big zucchini that needed using up and I was sooo in the mood for these yummy (and guiltless) zucchini pizza bites!! A perfect way to use up all the zucchini in your garden and satisfy your craving for pizza in a low-carb way.

I make these all the time, sometimes for lunch or as snack. Even my husband thinks they are pretty darn good! They also happen to be gluten-free, and perfect for meatless Mondays. Of course, you could add some leftover sausage, pepperoni, basil, or whatever you like on your pizza. If you haven't tried these yet, they are a must while zucchini is in season!

Note: My zucchini was very large, if your zucchini is smaller, you can cut them on an angle for large ovals.


Zucchini Pizza Bites
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 4 pieces Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 124.8 Fat: 5.7 g Protein: 8.2 g Carb: 10.4 g Fiber: 3.0 g   

Ingredients:
  • 4 slices large zucchini 1/4" thick (or 1 medium zucchini cut on diagnal)
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp quick marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella

Directions:
    Cut zucchini about 1/4 inch thick. Spray both side lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil or grill the zucchini for about 2 minute on each side. Top with sauce and cheese and broil for an additional minute or two. (Careful not to burn cheese)

    Modified slightly from Green Light Bites.

    114 comments :

    1. These sound yummy! I wonder if I can get my kiddo to eat them!?

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      1. I'm 14 and I just made them and they taste like real pizza! I recommend them for anybody of any age!

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    2. I love this idea! So simple, and using zucchini rounds as the crust is a great way to avoid traditional crust and add more veggies! Yum!

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    3. these look good, always looking for another way to use up zucchini this time of year! You mentioned the misto...can I say how much I LOVE my misto? it is the greatest invention ever! haha

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    4. I do this with eggplant and ricotta! And instead of tomato sauce I use tomato paste with fresh basil and oregano!

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    5. I am growing squash, eggplant and zucchini in my garden and have tons all ready to pick. This sounds like a delicious recipe. Thanks

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    6. What a super easy, fun idea! Thanks!

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    7. yummy! What a great idea!

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    8. This is a great idea! I think these would be good on the grill. Now, I've got to see if my son will eat it. Will have to try it this week. Thanks!

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    9. I'm totally going to have to try this. I've got zucchini coming out my ears!

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    10. This is such a great idea! I need to get some mozzarella. But I know what I'm having soon! :) And I just bought zucchini at the Farmers Market! Thanks!

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    11. LOVE it! I have those round 8-ball zucchinis, so I'm definitely going to have to try this one.

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    12. Me encanta! Me llevo la receta!

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    13. What an awesome idea! Wonder if eggplant slices would work too?

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    14. OMG these look so good! Great idea for a snack or appetizer

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    15. I'm sure eggplant would be delicious!

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    16. These look so delicious! Just a question, is the nutritional info correct? I couldn't imagine it being that much, and then I noticed that it is the exact same info as the grape dessert below. Just wondering, thanks!

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    17. Great catch Jennifer, I just updated!

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    18. These look delicious!! I am making these for sure!

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    19. I now know what to do with my zucchini. Thanks for the idea.

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    20. What a great idea! I've been looking for healthier appetizer options and these sound delicious. Thanks!

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    21. So I just ran up to the farm stand and picked up zucchini and eggplant and made this for lunch, it came out fantastic using both Veggies.. This could easily be my new obsession... Thanks Luv it! Kathy

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    22. Isn't it great Kathy! And so easy!

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    23. This is a perfect use for the BIG garden zucchinis--smart thinking!!

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    24. I love this idea! I'm going to try it this weekend.

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    25. @CaSaundraLeigh Yes!! That's what I used!

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    27. Gina! Made these last night, and LOVE 'EM! So easy and the whole family was loving them. I also shared the recipe with my WW meeting this morning! They are all very excited too! Thanks for giving us a way to get our pizza fix! :D

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    28. I made these for my supper Saturday night and they were AWESOME! I used fat free cheese and some marinara we had around.

      I love this blog so much!

      Celeste

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    29. Glad you all liked them! Even my husband approved to my surprise and he is not a fan of zucchini.

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    30. These are so tasty! I made them tonight as a dinner with my 4 year old. We added turkey pepperoni and fresh tomatoes. Not only was it fun, both she and my 1 year old gobbled them up! Yum! LOVE your website! I will say I had a lot more than 4...

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    31. These were great. My 1 and 4 year old loved them. Thank you!

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    32. Excellent recipe! My 9 year old son and I made this one for lunch and we both LOVED it - DELICIOUS!! I've been doing WW for 5 months now and was beginning to get in a 'rut'...I discovered your blog - THANK YOU SO MUCH!! And it's given me some new motivation with all these fabulous recipes w/beautiful photography. You ROCK, Gina!!

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    33. I made these last night when a friend brought over a mutant zucchini!!! The first round was a little crunchy but very good still, the second round got a little overcooked (oops I forgot them in the broiler) and tasted even better!!!! Vive la zucchini!!!!

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    34. These bad boys burn quickly if you don't keep an eye on them!

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    35. I am SO glad I found this site! It's so hard to cook on weight watchers without recipes. It's a pain in the butt to do the math for recipes I already have just to figure out which would be do-able and to figure out servings? Old family recipes have nothing about servings! haha

      Either way I just made these for lunch and I love them! They took a little getting used to, but definitely curbed my craving for pizza and I plan on doing them again. Thank you :-). My Zucchinis were small to the other ingrediants yielded around 8 slices!

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    36. You're welcome Meredith! I know what you mean, It's harder for me since I'm coming up with new stuff all the time so I'm always crossing my fingers I stay within my points come dinnertime. These are a great snack!

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    37. I just found this recipe in my "recipe to try" folder and now I'm wondering if it was you who planted the idea in my mind to make pizza with zucchini for the crust. I'll add a link to this in my post.

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    38. Zucchini look so delicious I'll have to try this recipe.

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    39. I just ate a whole zucchini, doing this! (it wasn't a huge one) It made a very tasty lunch. Who can stop at 4?! (unless its one of those zucchinis that are the size of a small blimp)

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    40. We made this for dinner last night with a salad...so simple and delicious....a great quick dinner!

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    41. can i put these in the oven? dont have a grill or broiler

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    42. Sure! A toaster oven would even work!

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    43. These were AMAZING!!!!! Someone pointed me to your site and not only have I planned my entire weeks dinners, I had no idea what I was going to eat for lunch today. Saw this recipe, just happen to have all ingredients, made them and loved them! Thank you so much!

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    44. Great! I love these, such a great snack or lunch!

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    45. My friend posted a link on facebook and im always excited about new recipes, especially ones with diet in mind!I made these pizzas last night and im IN LOVE!!! instead of pizza sauce i just used chopped tomato and it was just FABULOUS! im hooked on this snack and your blog! Thank You

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    46. Do you think marrow would work for these too. My courgettes are tiny. Lol. Sounds great though

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    47. Have you voted already?
      Gina, I hope you win because you absolutely deserve it!!!
      this is the best cooking blog ever!!
      Thanks from all of us!
      Kasia

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    48. i am amazed and so happy that my husband LOVES these!! when i was making them, he was like "so, there's no bread and no meat...it is NOT pizza!" and i told him just to trust me- i had made them for myself once before! he ate them and absolutely loved them!! thanks so much for your great recipes! it makes getting my husband to eat more veggies SO much easier!

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    49. I made these zucchini bites today with my daughter. It was so fun and easy! I have to say..I can't stop eating them. They are delicious!!! Better than pizza!

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    50. I LOOOOOVE this recipe! You're awesome. I cannot wait to make these. GINA!!!! I love how your recipes always call for what I already have in my pantry. So accessible. Thank you.

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    51. Yummy snack! A great, fresh idea. I used farmers market zucchini and they tasted so fresh!

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    52. This sounds wonderful..definitely going to try.

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    53. This sounds simple enough, maybe I can trick myself into eating some healthy and easy to make?

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    54. Just made these for dinner used fat free cheese and no sugar sauce. !!!! best meal I have ever had on a diet and didnt feel guilty after THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!

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    55. I tried making these a couple of nights ago. I had gotten the recipe from another site. That site said to cook for 7 minutes on each side (I used a broiler). Everything else was the same as your recipe. They smelled delish and looked delish, but the texture wasn't delish :-( . The skin was too rubbery and hard to bite through. Did I do something wrong? Was 7 minutes too long on each side?

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    56. just made these with eggplant because my local grocery store didn't have zucchini (weird) but so so good! added chicken for some more protein. thanks so much for this one!

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    57. I made these for a snack today and the turkey meatballs for dinner. Both were wonderful and the kids loved them. I did use eggplant since the grocery store just had tiny zucchini. I cooked it a little longer

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    58. This looks AMAZING! I can't wait to make them. Thanks!

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    59. they were amazing! favorite recipe ever

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    60. This recipe is amazing. This is the most healthiest pizza idea I ever seen.
      Thank You,
      mytophealthyrecipes.com

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    61. Thank you Gina! I was wondering what to make for lunch, and for a moment I was tempted to buy pizza. But then I decided to check your webpage first :).

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    62. Do you think it would be good with cucumbers too?

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    63. I have eaten two whole zucchini today with this recipe. I'm scared to know what the nutritional value on that was but ... at least I worked out? SO GOOD.

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    64. These were so good.....even the hubs approved,but I sliced up 2 zuch. and it made way to much,next time I'll just use one!!!!!Thanks for sharing this AMAZING recipe.....so easy to!

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    65. This was great...even my 6 year old neices loved it.

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    66. try it with Portobello mushrooms! you have to cook the shrooms a little longer but is delicious!

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    67. You did it again! Just had the leftovers for lunch and they're even good re-heated! My son stuffed 2 in his mouth at once, thinking I wasn't looking and my husband saw my leftovers and asked, "Why do YOU get to eat the leftovers?" LOL. Because I made them! LOL

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    68. I made another one of your delicious Weight Watchers friendly recipe. I love this one! Definitely a keeper! Highly recommend you try this one!!

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    69. Great! Super simple and a great appetizer or side.

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    70. These are great! I posted a link to your recipe on my brand new blog: http://baconandpearls.blogspot.com/

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    71. I mistakenly made these in the oven... way too soggy! Definitely trying these again on the grill or in the broiler. Just goes to show: I should ALWAYS read a recipe thoroughly! ;)

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    72. I made these under the broiler in my oven and they were a little soggy - any suggestions? They were still delicious!

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    73. YUM! I just made this as a late night snack. Delicious, I will make this again.

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    74. Looks amazing! I linked up today on my blog! http://bit.ly/1cAcd6g

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    75. I am already thinking you could even put a mushroom slice with it, or a little bell pepper, olive or onion...veggie delight!

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    76. I've had on my brain to make a version of potato skins, but making them pizza style and with zucchini instead of potato. Love these!

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    77. Yummy those look fantastic and healthy! Great combo :)

      Happy Blogging!
      Happy Valley Chow

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    78. I used to make these for my kids, guess I should make some for the grandkids!

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    79. What a great idea!!!! I love this..... why didn't I think of this ;} Will be a new favorite around here for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!
      oxox

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    80. Made these with eggplant last night! I added a little turkey bacon on top

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    81. Recipes are great, I wish you continued success :)

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    82. Recipes are great, I wish you continued success :)

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    83. We don't have tons of zucchini but do have tons of yellow summer squash. Can yellow summer squash replace zucchini in most things?

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    84. looks great! We have some ginormous zucchini and I'm looking for a recipe for lunch today ;)

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    85. I just bought two gorgeous zucchini today, but now that I've seen this recipe, I think I'm gonna need to buy a whole bunch more! Looks outstanding, and I love that each member of the family can customize some with their own toppings!

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    86. A much healthier alternative to regular pizza! Thanks. :)

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    88. these look delicious! want to try these this wk/end :)

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    89. I made these last night and they were great!

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    90. currently eatng this but using eggplant, so tasty!

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    91. Made them for appetizers tonite and they were fantastic! I sprinkled chili pepper flakes and spicy oregano. Will be making these every week while the zucchini is on. Thanks

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    92. Mmmm, these were delicious! My daughter and I had them for a light lunch and we were both pleased and satisfied. So easy to make, too!

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    93. This was yummy! I made these in our toaster oven at work for a nice healthy lunch. I even made extras for others.

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    94. Delicious, the only thing I added was red pepper flakes...YUM!

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    95. I know this recipe is ages old, but I just HAVE to comment. The other night, my family ordered pizza for dinner. My plan was to eat 1 slice of pizza and then fill up on these bites. The bites were SO incredibly delicious and filling that I was able to pass on the regular pizza. I have never passed on regular pizza in my entire life. I seriously LOVE these bites and can't thank you enough for your recipes and this blog. You are the best!

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    96. I've done this before, but in the oven. When you put them in the broiler do they produce less liquid? Mine always turn out a watery mess (but still delicious).

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    97. how long would you have to put them in if you split the zuch in half?

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    98. I used these at a nutrition workshop for kids last night and they went crazy over them! Out of over 80 kids, only 3 didn't like them!

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    99. yum! Had these tonight (with some added Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top) - delicious! Admittedly, we are a family of veggie lovers, but my husband, my six year old, my one year old and I all agree that this recipe is a keeper!

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    100. Delicious. Just made these for my mother and she loved them. Added Italian herbs to them. Yummy!!!!

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    101. We absolutely love it! Everytime we want something warm but are too lazy to cook, we make this. It is so simple and yummi! Thanks from Germany :)

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