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bonnie’s baked pepperoni zucchini (faux pizza)

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This recipe started out to be a baked zucchini side dish, that is, until I reached into the fridge to get the cheese and saw the pepperoni. Then in my mind, it became just a little bit more. This can be a main meal or a side dish, whatever you choose. Add more veggies if you want, maybe olives or mushrooms. I was excited to find that it was delicious either way. So good and so easy to prepare. Enjoy!

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie’s baked pepperoni zucchini (faux pizza)

  • 2
    medium sized zucchinis, cut into round pieces about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2
    cup pepperoni, diced small
  • 1/2
    cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/2
    cup large shreds of mozzarella cheese
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2
    teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make bonnie’s baked pepperoni zucchini (faux pizza)

  • Zucchini rounds in oil and seasoning mixture
    Prepare the zucchini by washing and patting it dry. Cut the zucchini into 1/2 inch rounds. Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in a zip lock bag with the seasonings, and add the zucchini rounds. "Knead' the bag to coat the zucchini thoroughly. Let it sit on the counter for about 15 minutes while you prep the ingredients. Meanwhile, measure the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses, and dice the pepperoni.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a large sheet pan with foil and spray it lightly with kitchen spray.
  • 3
    Lay the zucchini flat on the prepared pan in one layer close together. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the zucchini slices, reserve a little for the top. Then, evenly add the diced pepperoni.
  • 4
    Now, add the Mozzarella cheese and the rest of the Parmesan cheese.
  • 5
    Bake for 15 minutes. Check it at 10 minutes. In my oven, it cooks perfectly in 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
    Ideally, your zucchini should be sort of crisp on the outside and more done toward the center. Here is how it looks! Separate sections with a fork then serve with a spatula. Enjoy!