As we all know, the original form of Pizza is delicious yet quite taxing in the calorie and Nutrient department. Did you know that tomato paste on pizza is approved a serving of veggies for school lunches? (funny, right?) I don’t really want to get started on the politics of pizza in schools however, I do want to provide a healthy option that can be made at home.
The following recipe provides an easy way to make pizza a healthier option while still being able to enjoy the comforting taste.
Zucchini Stuffed Pizza
Honestly don’t worry about measurements on this one. Just choose good ingredients & remember, everything in moderation.. except the veggies!
2 Large Zucchinis
1/3-1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
Grated Mozzarella or Buffalo Mozzarella
Veggies of your choice
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
12 oz. Ground Beef, Chicken or Tofu
Step 1 & 2: Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Cover baking tray with tinfoil
Step 3: Cook protein of your choice in a skillet. I use ground beef, my friend Lizzy used Tofu
Step 4: Rinse zucchini, cut in half length wise, then carve out center portion
Step 5: Mix seasoning into tomato sauce
Step 6, 7, 8 & 9: Add tomato sauce & your choice of cheese then load on the veggies + protein
Step 11: Pop them in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Good way to check if they are ready is to poke the lighter green edges of the zucchini with a fork. The fork should slide in easily when your pizza is ready. The crust (aka skin on the zucchini) will be nice and crunchy.
This pizza is gluten-free. It can be made vegetarian or lactose free! It’s a very versatile dish that encompasses the oh-so-comforting flavors of pizza.