Zucchini Pizza Recipe | The Recipe Critic

Zucchini Pizza Recipe | The Recipe Critic


This easy zucchini pizza recipe is the perfect vegetarian meal when you’re craving a slice. Fresh dough is topped with a savory red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and thin slices of zucchini. The pie is baked until the crust is crispy and cheese is hot and bubbly.

Pizza is always a favorite in our home!  For more pizza ideas, make sure to try this Zucchini Crust Pizza, Taco Pizza, or Keto Pizza.

Zucchini Pizza

Homemade Zucchini Pizza

If you’re looking for a quick dinner idea that the whole family will enjoy, make a pizza! This is a tasty vegetarian option, letting the summer squash shine. The zucchini is thinly sliced, evenly placed around the dough, and then seasoned with Italian herbs and savory seasonings.

Spoon spreading pizza sauce on dough

How to Make Zucchini Pizza:

  1. If using fresh dough, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to make it easier to toss.
  2. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  3. Shape the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle on the baking sheet.
  4. Evenly spread on the pizza sauce, shredded cheese, zucchini, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 500ºF until the crust is golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle it with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.
  7. Slice and serve the pizza while hot and the cheese is melted.

Pizza Crust:

I use my super easy homemade pizza dough recipe to make the dish from scratch. It yields two pies that have irresistible crispiness, and only takes about an hour to prepare! Or if you are in a pinch for time, store-bought crusts can be used. Look for 1 pound of fresh dough or the 10 to 12-inch wide pre-baked rounds.

Thin slices of zucchini layered on top of a pizza

More Ways to Cook a Pizza:

Baking the pizza on a large sheet pan yields a larger pie and gives you more flexibility on the size, shape, and thickness. However, for an extra crispy crust, you can bake the pizza in a large cast-iron skillet. You can also grill the pizza dough, flip over, then add the toppings and heat until the toppings are hot and bubbly.

Oven baked pizza with slices of zucchini on top

Other Topping Suggestions:

To switch up this recipe, other ingredients can be used to pair with the zucchini. Slice up some yellow squash, red onions, or bell peppers for extra color and crunch. Add some mushrooms for a more savory taste. Sprinkle on some creamy feta, goat, or ricotta cheese. Add some pungency with marinated artichoke hearts or briny olives.

Pizza pie thats been cut into slices

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Zucchini Pizza

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Author Jessica Gavin

Servings 8 slices

Easy zucchini pizza recipe perfect vegetarian meal. Fresh dough is topped with a savory red sauce, mozzarella, and thin slices of zucchini.

  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Cornmeal optional
  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough store-bought or homemade
  • ½ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1 cup 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced zucchini ⅛-inch thick about 22 slices
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • kosher salt as needed for seasoning
  • black pepper as needed for seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes for garnish, optional
  • Shaved parmesan cheese for garnish

Nutrition Facts

Zucchini Pizza

Amount Per Serving

Calories 187 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 2g10%

Cholesterol 11mg4%

Sodium 579mg24%

Potassium 92mg3%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 184IU4%

Vitamin C 3mg4%

Calcium 75mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 



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