Zucchini Crust Pizza

zucchini crust pizza

A couple of weeks ago I thought my zucchini plant was done producing and missed one last zucchini which got really big. However, this week I learned that it wasn’t the last zucchini, and I found one more huge one as well as a medium one.

When I found this recipe in one of my favorite pre-celiac cookbooks, I thought it was perfect for using up lots of zucchini. I adapted it to be gluten free and it turned out well. The crust is sort of like a zucchini quiche, but thin. It had to be eaten with a fork, but it tasted delicious.

Our only complaint was that because the crust was thin, one pan didn’t make enough. We got by on it, but we had to use other fillers. Remember, I’m feeding a family of five with three big boys. This recipe might be just right for you. I put leftover ground beef and chopped ham on this pizza. The ham went especially well with the zucchini. You can use whatever toppings you like.

Zucchini Crust Pizza
For the Crust:
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons rice flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the Sauce:
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ - ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ - ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • other desired toppings
  1. Mix the crust ingredients together and spread onto the bottom of a greased 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees about 15 minutes until set. The mixture will be bit watery, but that’s okay. Just be careful when you open the oven because it will create steam. After you remove the crust, reduce the oven temperature to 375.
  3. Mix together the sauce ingredients and spread on the baked crust.
  4. Layer the cheese and then the other toppings over the sauce. Return the pizza to the oven and bake at 375 degrees about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


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About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I used to throw away zucchini that got too big – the taste and texture changes. This sounds like a really good way to make use of them. Thanks for the idea!

  2. This is a great idea! I've never heard of using zucchini for a crust. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  3. Oh darn, I saw the red bold sentence that this is for appetizers after I added my link! Oh well, banana bread could be an appetizer, right? :)

    Your zucchini pizza crust reminds me of Shirley's flourless pizza crust. Both are such great ideas! :)

  4. Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) says:

    I like your pizza crust. I am going to bookmark it to try. Joe loves pizza but I don't like to eat all of that bread, even if it is GF. It leaves me feeling sluggish.

    My brownies are use the old black bean trick…it's been around the block a few times but I had to put my spin on it.

    If you didn't see it yet, I'm starting a blog carnival on Monday, Aug. 31. Slightly Indulgent – fabulous food made a little bit healthier. Hope you'll join in the fun!

  5. WendyGK says:

    Great idea for this time of year! I've never heard of using zucchini that way. Thanks.

  6. That looks great! I will definitely have to give that a try!

  7. The Food Allergy Coach says:

    Just discovering this recipe round-up. Great idea! Thanks! My first submission is Pizza Bases – A Journey at http://thefoodallergycoach.blogspot.com/2009/08/pizza-bases-journey.html

  8. Beautiful! Great idea of using zucchini for a crust.

  9. Sarah Schatz - menu planners for people with restrictred diets says:

    I love this idea. It reminds me of a zucchini cake only baked. I would love to try to make it dairy-free since I can't have regular cheese, but I think almond or cashew cheese would work.

    Thanks so much!

  10. This sounds great, although there’s no sauce recipe included with this recipe.

  11. This sounds really good, can’t wait to try it! I do have a question though. Is there a reason why the ingredients are listed twice?

  12. what if you dehydrated the zuchuni for just a lil while to dry it out a little might help it bind betteramada

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