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Low-Carb Zucchini Pizza Bites

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These Zucchini Pizza Bites are a great low-carb appetizer option. You get all the comforting flavor of a pizza, in a bite-size portion served on a zucchini slice in place of a calorie and carb-laden crust!

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One of my favorite ways to get my family to eat healthier foods is to integrate smarter food choices into the dishes they already love. And since we like to host a lot of gatherings, I’ve applied this philosophy to our party food too.

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My daughters were helping me brainstorm appetizers to serve at our most recent party and they came up with mini pizzas. They wanted to make bite-sized pizzas on little rounds of pizza dough.

I realized that by replacing the pizza dough, I’d save a bunch of time, effort, carbs and calories! I’d save myself the trouble of making the pizza dough and shaping it into small rounds and would only have to slice up a zucchini!

The end result was this recipe for Zucchini Pizza Bites. To our delight (and our guests), these turned out great!

If you’re not quite ready to replace delicious pizza dough with zucchini, maybe these Air Fryer Pizza Rolls can be your first step in the direction of healthier eating. And if you just want to enjoy all the carb-loaded goodness of a pizza-inspired appetizer, these pull-apart pizza poppers are for you.

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How to Make Zucchini Pizza Bites

The best thing about this appetizer recipe is that it’s so simple! You just need 4 ingredients and a few minutes to get them ready for the oven.

Step 1 – Slice the Zucchini

First, simply cut the zucchini into 1/2″ thick slices. To make sure my pieces are consistent in size, I use a mandoline, but you can also just use a knife and do your best to eyeball the thickness.

Step 2 – Layer the Ingredients

Next, arrange the zucchini slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Top each slice with a spoonful of marinara sauce.

Then add a pinch of mozzarella cheese to each slice and sprinkle on some mini pepperoni.

zucchini pizza bites on a foil lined baking sheet

Step 3 – Bake

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. The cheese should be lightly browned.

zucchini pizza bites on a foil lined baking sheet

Serve immediately. These zucchini pizza bites taste best when they’re warm.

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Zucchini Pizza Bites

Corinne Schmitt
A healthy version of mini pizzas. And how cute are they?!
4.84 from 54 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 147 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • mini pepperoni or cut up regular ones, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375. Using a mandolin or sharp knife, slice the zucchini into 1/2″ thick rounds.
  •  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then arrange the zucchini in a single layer. Top with a spoonful of sauce, a pinch of cheese, and as many pepperoni as you want. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 833mgPotassium: 917mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1112IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 189mgIron: 2mg
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14 thoughts on “Low-Carb Zucchini Pizza Bites”

    • No, it’s not recommended to make these ahead of time and freeze them. They might become too mushy.

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  1. 5 stars
    These will be a big hit on game day, I love your pizza bites! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Delicious recipe and light in calories for someone who tries not to eat carbs as well !
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a lovely week.
    Fabby

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  3. Corinne what a great idea! I love this idea but think I would end up eating them all myself before they got to the table! 😛 Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday (I couldn’t find you party links?)

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  4. 5 stars
    Hi it’s Kristina from the Thrifty Thursday Link Up Party. This is such a smart idea. Perhaps a good healthier option for super bowl party snacks? And a good way to get the kids to eat veggies!

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  5. 5 stars
    These are great! Gotta start my low carbing again! Sharing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!
    Kim

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  6. Woo hoo! I think my kids would eat these, as we love pizza english muffins in our house. These are definitely worth a try!

    Visiting from #MMBH

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  7. I love these – Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope your week is awesome!

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  8. 5 stars
    I need to come back and give my “thumbs up” for this recipe!

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  9. Like magic! My kids eat anything with pizza on top! Thanks!

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  10. 5 stars
    These scrumptious Zucchini Pizza Bites were a huge hit at our holiday gathering! Amid all the carbs and sweets, these awesome little appetizers were so appealing. I’m always looking for healthier types of finger foods, and this one fit the bill just right!

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  11. 5 stars
    This recipe is BRILLIANT! I never thought of using zucchini as the base but it works perfectly! We loved it!

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  12. 5 stars
    You are definitely my spirit animal! I am all about quick, easy, finger foods for dinner. With these pizza bites, I was able to sneak in some veggies while making my kids think they were eating fun pizza bites. Thank you so much for this Delicious, if a bit sneaky, recipe.

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