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!
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.
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!
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
Then add a pinch of mozzarella cheese to each slice and sprinkle on some mini pepperoni.
Step 3 – Bake
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. The cheese should be lightly browned.
Serve immediately. These zucchini pizza bites taste best when they’re warm.
Zucchini Pizza Bites Recipe
Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- mini pepperoni or cut up regular ones, optional
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.
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