Zucchini Pizza Bites

By Rena |

This low carb zucchini pizza bites recipe is super easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. Made with zucchini slices for a healthier option. Perfect as an appetizer, snack, or a meal. Take your zucchini to a whole other level.

Zucchini pizza bites on a tray

If you love pizza and looking for a low carb pizza recipe then this Zucchini Pizza Bites recipe is the right recipe for you. It is just as delicious and so easy to make. Ditch the dough and make this healthy pizza recipe using zucchini. There are so many zucchini recipes out there now but this one will be one of your favorites. Perfect for any occasion.

If you’re looking for some other healthy and tasty snacks, why not also try my Roasted Red Pepper Hummus or my Crispy Cheesy Baked Broccoli!

why you’ll love these Zucchini pizza bites!

  • A delicious, healthier alternative to pizza. Satisfy those pizza cravings while being guilt-free with these low carb zucchini bites!
  • A great party snack or app! Whether it’s game day, movie night, or a party, these cheesy, meaty pizza bites are made for sharing and total crowd-pleasers.
  • Easy! Only 5 ingredients and 20 mins from the pantry to table – so simple and so mouthwatering.

 

ingredients you’ll need

  • Zucchini: Choose medium to large zucchinis. You can use the yellow version but we recommend using the green zucchinis.
  • Marinara Sauce: any brand will do. Just go ahead and use whichever you have handy.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Use shredded mozzarella cheese. If you like you can use low-fat cheese.
  • Pepperoni: Use mini kinds. We used turkey instead of pork but use any kind you prefer.
  • Additional toppings: Optional toppings can be fresh parsley, black sliced olive, or sliced jalapenos.

 

how to make these zucchini pizza bites

  • Prep the zucchini. Slice the zucchini 1 inch thick, and using a melon baller, scoop a bit from the inside, to create a small cup that will hold in the sauce.
  • Add toppings. Arrange the zucchini on a prepared baking sheet and top with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni slices.
  • Bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese melted and bubbly.

 

close up of low carb pizza bites

recipe notes and tips

  • If you don’t have marinara sauce, low carb pizza sauce or a tomato sauce works great too. 
  • Mozzarella works great on these  Zucchini Pizza Bites, but they can be made with any cheese.
  • To make larger rounds, slice zucchini diagonally.
  • Strands of pre-shredded mozzarella can be too long and messy, finely shred your own or roughly chop bagged shredded mozzarella to make sprinkling easier.
  • You can use a grill pan or a nonstick skillet.
  • Finely dice some red or yellow bell pepper and sprinkle it on top for more veggie goodness!
  • Feel free to top with your favorite pizza toppings, chopped up!

 

overhead shot of zucchini pizza bites on a tray

faq’s

Can you eat the skin of a Zucchini?

The skin of zucchini is perfectly safe to eat. Larger sized zucchinis that are waxed can taste a bit bitter so you may peel if you like but not necessary. But most zucchinis tastes just fine with skin on you can wash and eat with the skin. We left the skin on for this Zucchini Pizza Bites recipe.

a tray of zucchini pizza

can you make these ahead of time?

Zucchini Pizzas Bites can be prepped earlier in the day and placed in the fridge until your guests arrive.  When they do, pop the pan in the oven and enjoy!

pizza bites on a blue plate

what’s the best zucchini to use?

Green zucchini works best, but you can go for yellow. When choosing zucchini, look for a smaller squash that will be less watery than really large ones. Also, look for firm skin without blemishes.

benefits of zucchini

Zucchini contains a number of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. Cooked zucchini is particularly high in vitamin A, although raw zucchini contains slightly less.

Zucchini boasts several antioxidants that may provide various health benefits. The highest levels are found in the skin.

Zucchini is rich in water and fiber, two compounds that can promote healthy digestion, reducing the risk of constipation and symptoms of various gut disorders.

cheese zucchini on a spatula

top down shot of zucchini pizza bites

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Zucchini Pizza Bites

Easy low carb pizza bites recipe made with zucchini slices, topped with cheese, and mini turkey pepperoni.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Zucchini
  • ½ Cup Marinara Sauce
  • Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Mini Pepperoni Slices I used turkey
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley or Basil to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Alternatively, you can use 2 medium baking sheets. Slice the zucchini 1 inch thick, and using a melon baller, scoop a bit from the inside, to create a small cup that will hold in the sauce.
  • Arrange the zucchini on a prepared baking sheet and top with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni slices.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese melted and bubbly.

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Notes

  • If you don't have marinara sauce, low carb pizza sauce or a tomato sauce works great too. 
  • Mozzarella works great on these  Zucchini Pizza Bites, but they can be made with any cheese.
  • To make larger rounds, slice zucchini diagonally.
  • Strands of pre-shredded mozzarella can be too long and messy, finely shred your own or roughly chop bagged shredded mozzarella to make sprinkling easier.
  • You can use a grill pan or a nonstick skillet.
  • Finely dice some red or yellow bell pepper and sprinkle it on top for more veggie goodness!
  • Feel free to top with your favorite pizza toppings, chopped up!
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Lea says

    5 stars
    These make a nutritious snack for kids! I used turkey pepperoni on half of the zucchini and meatless sausage crumbles on the other half. Yum!

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