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Zucchini Pizza Crust: the fantastic low-carb pizza crust recipe you’ll love

Total time: 55 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist
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If you've been on the hunt for a tasty low-carb dinner you can whip up in no time, look no further than this amazing zucchini pizza crust recipe. This delicious, easy-to-make pizza is a perfect weeknight dinner, whether you're looking to cut down your carbs or simply trying to find clever, mouthwatering ways to add more veggies to your diet even if you're craving pizza.

Just like cauliflower pizza crust, it's crispy on the outside, and tender yet not watery on the inside. The best part? You can customize your zucchini pizza crust however you like. Make a meat lovers version or add your favorite vegetarian toppings. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a massive hit!

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How to Make Zucchini Pizza Crust

Making this tantalizing low-carb zucchini crust pizza couldn't be easier. Start by heating your oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the zucchini out onto the trad, add salt, then bake the zucchini for 15 minutes. Once baked, transfer the zucchini to paper towels. This will help soak up some of the moisture.

Next, squeeze out the zucchini really well. The more water you squeeze out, the crispier your crust will be. Mix it with the eggs in a large bowl. Add the flour bit by bit until your dough reaches your preferred consistency. Spray your pizza pan with cooking spray.

Arrange the dough on the pan, then add the parmesan and bake your crust for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Take it out of the oven to cool slightly. Lower your oven's heat down to 400F. Add your toppings to the pizza crust. Bake for 10 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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Zucchini Pizza Crust Variations

Try adding different types of cheese to your pizza. Goat cheese, cheddar, provolone, pecorino, and blue cheese are excellent choices.

You can easily make a meat-free version of tasty low-carb pizza. Skip the pepperoni and load your pizza up with sliced veggies like red onions, corn, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms.

To make a vegan version, use vegan cheese substitutes instead of mozzarella and parmesan. Instead of eggs, use flax eggs, which will give you a similar texture and are a healthy vegan-friendly egg substitute.

Swap out the tomato sauce for pesto, barbecue or marinara sauce.

Tips for the Best Zucchini Pizza Crust

Use either homemade or store-bought pizza sauce.

To make gluten-free zucchini pizza crust, use gluten-free flour. You can also swap out the AP flour and use almond flour or coconut flour instead.

Make sure to squeeze out as much water as you can from the zucchinis. This is absolutely essential for making a beautifully crispy pizza crust.

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How to Store Zucchini Pizza Crust

Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and pop them in the fridge. Zucchini crust pizza will last for up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Zucchini Pizza Crust?

Absolutely! For best results, bake the crust, then let it cool. Wrap the cooled pizza in foil, then freeze it. It'll last for up to 3 months when frozen. When you're ready to use the pizza base, take it out of the freezer, and add the toppings, then bake it for 15 to 20 minutes at 400F.

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Ingredients
Zucchini
2 cups
Salt
1/4 tsp
large eggs, beaten
3
All-purpose flour
1/2 cup
parmesan cheese, shredded
1/3 cup
Pizza sauce
1/3 cup
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup
Pepperoni
12 slices
basil, chopped

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Shred the zucchini.

Spread the zucchini out onto the tray.

Garnish with salt, then bake for 15 minutes. Take the zucchini out of the oven and arrange it on paper towels to remove excess moisture. Turn the oven up to 450F.

Squeeze out the zucchini well. Transfer it to a bowl, then add the eggs.

Slowly add in the flour.

Mix until your dough reaches your preferred consistency.

Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray. Spread the dough onto the pan.

Make a circle shape with a spatula.

Add the parmesan.

Bake for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Lower the oven to 400F.

Pour over the pizza sauce.

Add the mozzarella cheese.

Top with pepperoni slices.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese to the pizza crust.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Garnish with basil.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you grate the cheese yourself, it'll melt more evenly over your pizza.

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