Baked Zucchini Pizza

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 4 - 6 people
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

3 medium zucchini
2 jar(s) new york style pizza sauce (14 oz.)
1 pkg sliced,mozzarella or provolone cheese (or shredded cheese)
2 c panko bread crumbs (plain or italian) approx.
1/2 c parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to your taste
2 - 3 medium eggs
this is approx. on amts as i did not measure anything. :-)

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Warren, OH (pop. 41,557)
pistachyoo
Member Since Apr 2011
Kim's notes for this recipe:
My Grammie used to make this with her fried zucchini and would place the sauce and cheese over the top and heat it in the oven till the cheese melted. It was so yummy!

Well, I was getting ready to fry up the zucchini tonight and was thinking about how I could make it healthier without frying. I had made parmesan crisps before and thought if I greased the pan it just might work baking them first and then adding the sauce and cheese.
I am happy and very excited to say it worked and tasted yummy too.

In our home, we try to do "Meatless Monday's" twice a month at least and this was our dinner tonight with some toasted garlic bread.~~~my husband did say.."I want some pepperoni on here too" and I reminded him that it was a veggie version. lol

Even though it is light it is very satisfying meal for dinner.
I do hope you enjoy this healthier version of my Grammie's Zucchini Pizza.
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Directions

1
Wash and slice your zucchini. I sliced mine a little thicker for a "meater" bite.
2
Place your eggs into a bowl and whisk them. In another bowl your bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Dip your zucchini into the egg and then bread mixure. Pat the bread onto the zucchini and have a nice thick breading on them. Place in another bowl. When finished place in a greased 9 by 14 pan.
3
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes till nice and crispy brown on top. No need to turn them.Remove from oven.
4
Water down your pizza sauce, so that you can pour it over the zucchini.
5
Then place your cheese on top. Use any leftover breadcrumb mixture that you had on top. If there isn't any leftover just sprinkle some over the top. A little parmesan cheese over top is fine too.
6
Place back in oven for 7 to 10 minutes till it has a little brown crust on cheese. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Prepare some garlic toast to service with it.
7
Plate your zucchini and your ready to eat. If serving for guests you could warm additional pizza sauce on stove and pour some onto the plate and then place your zucchini over that.

(As you can see I was just a little hungry and started to take a bite before I took a pic.) lol
8
If you have leftovers, these are just as good the next day too. Just put a little oil in a skillet and let it get hot. Then, place your pizza zucchini in and cover with lid. Cook it for about 5 minutes and the bottom becomes all crunchy with the panko crumbs and cheese. It is so good for a leftover meal as well.
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jul 18, 2011
Here is my recipe for the fried zucchini just in case you are interested in the "real version". :-) Fried Zucchini
user Doreen Fish dfish - Jul 18, 2011
Doreen Fish [dfish] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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user Doreen Fish dfish - Jul 18, 2011
Looks so delicious Kim...perfect for when my zucchini is ready!!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen Straws - Jul 18, 2011
WOW...this looks yummmmmy
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jul 18, 2011
Thanks Doreen for sharing with your group. I hope you enjoy.

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