Pepperoni Pizza Zucchini Bake

Here's the Dish

I love pizza, as well as zucchini. I have found that all of the Italian flavors in pizza goes very nicely on zucchini. I decided to combine my two loves, and this dish was born! This dish is a great low calorie side dish that is packed with fiber, and flavor! You will feel like you’re eating a big slice of pizza, and getting your veggies at the same time! Even my dad (who doesn’t like zucchini) raved about how good this dish was!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 30-35 minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a medium size baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Wash zucchini, and cut lengthwise, then into segments. Spray a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Add 1/4 cup water and zucchini, and cover for about 2 minutes. Remove cover off of pan and stir until the water is evaporated, and zucchini is slightly softened, but not translucent or mushy.

2

Drain any water off of zucchini, and spread out evenly over prepared baking dish.  Pour pizza sauce over zucchini, spreading evenly with a spatula, and top with seasonings and parmesan cheese. Finish with turkey pepperoni’s.

3

Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until parmesan cheese is slightly browned. Enjoy warm!

Ingredients

3Medium zucchini
1/2 cPizza sauce (or tomato or spaghetti sauce of choice)
1 tsp Italian seasoning 1
1 tspGarlic powder
Pinch Salt and Pepper (or to taste)
1 pktstevia (or sweetener of choice)
1//8 cupGrated parmesan cheese
12Turkey pepperoni

1 I used Perfect Pinch Basil and Garlic Blend seasoning.

Katie's Tip!

Serve this dish as a side with my Pizza Stuffed Chicken Breast for a Pizza-Tastic meal!

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings
52 Calories per Serving
6 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
3 g Protein
2 g Fat
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

19 Comments

Melinda said:

I’m trying this for lunch!!! I have zucchini in the fridge, calling my name:0))

May 11th, 2012 — 9:18am  |  Reply

Krista said:

I’m a complete novice. Is there a special reason why you “steam” the zucchini in the skillet first? What does that do?

May 11th, 2012 — 7:54pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

It helps cook the zucchini down a bit so its tender! :)

May 12th, 2012 — 10:16am  | 

Kristin said:

when do you add the packet of sweetner?

May 11th, 2012 — 9:00pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

if you’d like to add it, then add it where you would the other seasonings!

May 12th, 2012 — 10:16am  | 

Julie VerHage said:

Made this earlier today and loved it!

May 15th, 2012 — 6:03pm  |  Reply

Maria said:

I made this last night and it was awesome. I’ve never been much of a zucchini eater.. but I am now. yum!

May 17th, 2012 — 2:21pm  |  Reply

Asking said:

My zucchini pizza was really really watery! It tasted great, but was really watery…do you have any suggestions?? Thanks :)

May 19th, 2012 — 9:59pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Did you sautee the zucchini first until translucent, and NO water was left in the pan when done sauteeing? Thats the key :) It cooks out all the excess water out of the zucchini before baking it! :)

May 19th, 2012 — 10:15pm  | 

Kelly said:

I made this on Sunday night along with the chicken parm meatballs and it was a huge hit! I just threw the sliced zucchini in the baking dish raw with the tomato sauce and seasonings, topped with the cheese and pepperoni and baked. It came out very delicious and I had one less pan to wash! Thanks for the inspiration Katie!

May 22nd, 2012 — 2:57pm  |  Reply

Carrie said:

I made this the other night. My husband liked it (my parents who happened to be over for the evening) LOVED it. Mine came out a bit watery and I cooked out all the water as directed after I steamed the zucchini. Although I did that, I think I should have cooked a bit longer but I was starting to worry I was overcooking because it said “not translucent or mushy” and some of my zucchini was looking that way. Even though it was slightly watery, it tasted great ;)
Also, I may have overestimated what a medium zucchini was because I felt it had a bit too much zucchini in comparison to the sauce.

I just ate my leftovers for lunch and actually liked it reheated better! I think the zucchini took on even more of the pizza flavor. Thanks for the recipe! :)

May 23rd, 2012 — 11:28am  |  Reply

Trieste Van Wyngarden said:

I forgot to add the sweetener, but did add an extra couple of tablespoons of pizza sauce to the top of my serving (half the dish), as well as a pack of salmon – it was a perfect main course!! Wonderful!

May 29th, 2012 — 8:11pm  |  Reply

Michelle said:

I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

June 3rd, 2012 — 8:21pm  |  Reply

Tiffany Buss said:

This was awesome!!!!! Very easy and a perfect meal with low weight watchers points but still very filling. Yummy!! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!

June 15th, 2012 — 10:58pm  |  Reply

Ronda said:

Could you prepare this in a slow cooker? I would think it’s possible…I live in AL and don’t wanna heat up my whole apartment by using my oven (and it’s so much simpler to put things in a slow cooker).

June 28th, 2012 — 1:08pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i’m sure it would!

June 28th, 2012 — 8:52pm  | 

Laura Jade said:

is this better with the pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce?

December 19th, 2012 — 1:46pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

either! :) but i’d use pizza if you have it

December 19th, 2012 — 2:08pm  | 

Dawn said:

Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! Added to my favorite recipes!

March 3rd, 2013 — 8:43pm  |  Reply

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