Thursday, November 6, 2014

Zucchini-Crusted Pizza

Everyone likes pizza, right? In my book, pizza ranks right up there with ice cream. Zucchini pizza is a little different than your typical soft and puffy crusted pizza. But some claim that is just as tasty. Try it and decide for yourself!

4-5 cups shredded zucchini
1/3 cup quinoa flour (all-purpose flour may be substituted)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup shredded cheese (pepper jack, mozzarella, cheddar - your choice)
2 eggs
1-3 finely diced jalapenos (if desired)
1 1/2 teaspoons herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, Italian seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425F. Put a pizza stone in the oven to heat as it comes up to temp.
Squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini as you can. Don't stress if there's still moisture left - if needed, a little more flour can be added. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Take pizza stone out of oven and cover with parchment paper. Spread zucchini mixture onto prepared pizza stone. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from oven and top with your favorite pizza toppings. Return to oven until cheese is melted. I have found that allowing 5-10 minutes for the pizza to sit after removing from the oven makes cutting and serving the pizza much easier.

Some of our family's favorite pizza toppings include:

Grilled Chicken


And don't forget plenty of cheese! Enjoy!