This Baked Zucchini Pizza recipe is loved by everyone in the family! I love making it, because it's healthier than normal pizza, and super quick and easy to make. It's a great summertime meal to make with fresh zucchini from our garden.
Zucchini Pizza is delicious anytime of year, but is popular in the summer and early fall when zucchini is in season. Here are some fresh harvest garden tips! For more Zucchini recipes check out our Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Roasted Zucchini, Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters.
Easy Healthy Delicious
Zucchini Pizza is so easy to make. Much faster than normal pizza. You don't have to make the dough, or stretch or roll out the dough, it's just already there ready to go. It's healthy and a great way to get more vitamins and nutrients into kids (and adults!) The flavor is amazing and robust and I actually prefer it to regular pizza.
1. Preheat oven to 375* F. Then wash the zucchini. Next, slice zucchini lengthwise. This can vary depending on size, but aim for about ⅜", maybe ¼". I find this to be a good balance between enough zucchini and not too much. Then season! I like to use plenty of seasonings for more flavor.
2. Top with your favorite marinara or pizza sauce! Make sure it's well coated.
3. Top with cheese. Use as much as you want, we like a lot on ours! Add your desired toppings. We like mini pepperonis, ham, and tomatoes best.
4. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Insert a fork to test for doneness. It should feel a little soft, yet still a little firm. Cook longer for softer zucchini and shorter for more firm. Turn the oven to broil and broil on high for 1-3 minutes until cheese reaches preferred doneness.
Variations and Substitutions
- I love using fresh basil. If you don't have fresh, I highly recommend Freeze Dried Basil. You just can't beat that fresh basil taste and it makes a huge difference in flavor.
- If you like your zucchini to have a little bit of crunch to it, you can cook it as little as 7 minutes. We really like that al dente texture, which is in the 15-18 minute range. If you cut your zucchini thinner or thicker, adjust the cooking time accordingly for the desired texture. Longer for thicker, shorter for thinner.
- For an even broader flavor range, instead of using mozzarella cheese, use a thinner layer of parmesan or asiago cheese.
- Make Zucchini Pizza Casserole by making the pizzas and layering on top of each other, going horizontally, then vertically, then horizontally for 3 layers. Bake 20-25 minutes until it's starting to soften yet still a bit firm. Then broil for 1-3 minutes.
Season the zucchini before adding the sauce!! This truly is what makes this dish so flavorful and delicious!
Another miracle of this delicious dish is that it stores great and leftovers are delicious! Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven until cheese is melted.
- 4 medium sized zucchini cut into ¼" - ⅜" strips, lengthwise
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon parsley or garlic spread seasoning instead of garlic powder and parsley
- 1 Tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried or freeze dried
- 12 oz marinara sauce
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
- Any desired pizza toppings pepperoni, peppers, ham, mushroom, etc
- Preheat oven to 375* F
- Slice zucchini lengthwise into ¼"- ⅜" strips. Combine salt, basil, garlic and parsley together in a bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture on top of the zucchini. Top with sauce, cheese and desired toppings.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes. Insert a fork into the zucchini to test for doneness. No mushy zucchini here! You should be able to insert a fork pretty easily, but it should still feel slightly firm.
- Turn the oven to broil, and broil on high for 1-3 minutes until cheese reaches preferred doneness.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven until cheese is melted. Or reheat in the air fryer at 400* for 2-3 minutes.