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Zucchini Pizza Bites

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What to do with that giant zucchini from your garden? Make these easy low-carb Zucchini Pizza Bites, just 3 ingredients!

Zucchini Pizza Bites
Zucchini Pizza Bites

I make these low-carb Zucchini Pizza Bites all the time for lunch or snack. Even my husband thinks they are pretty darn good! They are also gluten-free and perfect for meatless Mondays. If you haven’t tried these yet, they are a must while zucchini is in season! Some other fun pizza recipes are my Pepperoni Pizza Bites and Pizza Sausage Rolls with my Greek yogurt bagel dough. And if you need more ideas for your garden zucchini, check out all my zucchini recipes.

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!

Are giant zucchinis good to eat?

Yes, giant zucchinis are good to eat. They can be bitter, so I recommend eating them cooked and not raw. This zucchini bites recipe is a perfect way to use them up!

How to Use Giant Zucchini

There are so many ways to use giant zucchinis. Make zucchini tots, fritters, soup, or zoodles. Grill them or stuff them. You can even grate oversized zucchinis and add them to baked goods, like Banana Zucchini Cake, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, or Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes.

Low Carb Pizza Bites, Just three Ingredients:

These pizza bites couldn’t be simpler. There are only three main ingredients, plus olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Oversized zucchini
  • Marinara (jarred or homemade sauce)
  • Shredded mozzarella

How to Make Zucchini Pizza Bites

  1. Prep: Cut the zucchini into ¼-inch thick slices. My zucchini was very large, so if yours is smaller, cut it at an angle to get big ovals.
  2. Season: Spray both sides of the zucchini rounds with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook: Broil or grill the zucchini for about two minutes on each side.
  4. Top: Spoon marinara and mozzarella over the slices and broil for another minute. They can burn quickly, so keep an eye on them.


  • Zucchini Subs: Swap oversized zucchini with yellow squash or eggplant.
  • Sauce: Use pesto instead of marinara.
  • Meat: Add Italian sausage or pepperoni to these pizza bites.
  • Veggies: Add chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, or onions.
  • Herbs: Top with fresh or dried basil, oregano, or thyme.
  • Spice: Sprinkle the pizza bites with crushed red pepper.

What to Serve with Zucchini Pizza Bites

These zucchini pizza bites are great for a snack or appetizer, but if you’re eating them as part of a meal, here are a few serving suggestions:

3 ingredient zucchini pizza bites

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Zucchini Pizza Bites

4.75 from 8 votes
What to do with that giant zucchini from your garden? Make these easy low-carb Zucchini Pizza Bites, just 3 ingredients!
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 4 pieces


  • 4 slices large zucchini 1/4" thick, or 1 medium zucchini cut on diagonal
  • olive oil spray,
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp quick marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella


  • 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)

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Modified slightly from Green Light Bites.


Serving: 4 pieces, Calories: 125 kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.4 g, Protein: 8.2 g, Fat: 5.7 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 310 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 4 g


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137 comments on “Zucchini Pizza Bites”

  1. Looking forward to making these. I can’t use my broiler in my apartment. Has anyone tried them another way?

    1. I cut slices, spray with olive oil, etc. and saute on each side for a minute. Not till mushy!! Then top with sauce, a little, and a good spoonful of cheese on top of each slice. Put a lid on and leave the heat on till the cheese melts.

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    They are so good. I’ve been looking for a couple of healthy snacks and I think this may be one of my favorites. Super easy to make and if you don’t feel like cooking it just pop them in the microwave or eat it like a lunchables.

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    Catherine Vyse

    I plugged this recipe into my WW calculator and it says that one serving is 4pts not 2pts With that being said, I thought this was a very good and light dinner for me to have since it checked off all my boxes. I have always enjoyed Skinny Taste recipes. I just wish your point system was accurate.

    1. Hi Catherine. I am glad you enjoyed it. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  4. Yowzers! So delicious! Made them exactly as written, except for my over-excited salting. I salted and peppered both sides and it was too much. That was the cook’s error, not the recipe. I’m going to make these again! Thanks so much!

  5. how do you think this would be with either eggplant or the yellow summer squash? trying to find new recipes/ideas for light dinners when it gets real hot and humid this summer.

  6. These are delicious! First I made them with the marinara and cheese and loved them and then made a second batch with turkey pepperoni slices under the sauce. I thought these were yummy without the pepperoni and with the pepperoni they were out-of-this-world delicious. I made them in my air fryer. So so yummy! I will make them again and again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  8. I know this recipe has been up for a while, but I just came across it.   My question is, do you think this would work with yellow squash?  My mom has a bunch of them in her garden, so I have been getting a lot of them too. My experience with squash vs zucchini is that squash is a lot soggier when cooked, so I don’t know if they would work for this. 

  9. Instead of zucchini, I utilized squash and my family enjoyed the dish!  Thanks for the inspirational recipes. 

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  12. I've been meaning to try these for months and just made them today. So, so good! The family had pizza last night (I had fish!) and that pizza box was taunting me in the fridge….until I remembered that zucchini I just bought yesterday. 🙂 This more than satisfied my pizza craving, and with a side salad I'm still feeling full 6 hours later. Making a trip to the store after work to pick up some more zuchs!

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    Fräulein Butter

    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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    Claudia Flores

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

  15. 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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    Alyssa Sutter

    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!

  17. 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).

    1. same happened to me and I can't figure out why. I sautéed the squash in a cast iron pan and then finished in the oven. I don't have a broiler so I bumped up the temperature to 500F.

      they were great tasting but they were definitely swimming in zucchini water.

      1. This cool YouTube video describes how to get the water out of the zucchini before you cook them:

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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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    Katherine - Real Food Runner

    these look delicious! want to try these this wk/end 🙂

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    Two Healthy Kitchens

    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!

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

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

  28. 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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    House of Milk

    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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    Larke November

    These are great! I posted a link to your recipe on my brand new blog:

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

  32. 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

  33. 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… easy to!

  34. 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.

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

  37. 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

  38. 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!

  39. 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?

  40. 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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    Wickfree Woman

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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!

  45. 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!

  46. 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

  47. 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!

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

  49. 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)

  50. 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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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    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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    Meredith Davies

    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!

  53. 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!!!!

  54. 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!!

  55. 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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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

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

  57. 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!


  58. 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! 😀

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  60. 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

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

  62. 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!

  63. 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!

  64. 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!

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

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

  67. 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

  68. 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!

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