Cheesey Zucchini Pizza

by Kelli H. on June 1, 2012

Isn’t my pizza kind of funny looking? Well, I think it kind of is, but I love it anyway. I make my crust with half ap flour and half whole wheat. It’s pretty awesome that way, just thought you should know. I’m pretty much always keeping my eyes open for pizza recipes. I think homemade pizza is a really easy dinner. Plus, practically every store has their own pizza dough these days. No more Boboli (thank god). Anyway, I especially look out for vegetarian pizza recipes. Call me cheap, but I prefer not to buy meat.

I was recently searching for some meals to make and came across Jenna’s recipe for zucchini pizza. I had to make it that day! What a great summer pizza, too. Everyone always seems to have an over abundance of zucchini’s at some point during the summer. How about trying this recipe next time before making another zucchini bread.

In my book it doesn’t get much better than pizza, salad, and beer. I find that meal so comforting and satisfying. What about you? Do you prefer beer with your pizza or wine? I’ve never been a wine and pizza gal myself.

Cheesey Zucchini Pizza
Recipe from Eat, Live, Run

1 pizza dough
2 zucchini’s
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ricotta cheese (I used low fat)
salt
pepper
red pepper flakes (optional)

1. Preheat oven & pizza stone (if using) to 500 degrees.
2. Shred zucchini’s and press with paper towels to extract the excess liquid.  Mix the shredded zucchini with the shredded mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper.
3. In a small bowl; mix the ricotta cheese with minced garlic and salt and pepper.
4. Dust pizza stone or baking sheet with cornmeal and stretch the pizza dough out over the work surface. Spread ricotta mixture over the dough, and top with the zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane June 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

When am I coming over for dinner?! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Carole June 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Hey, great pizza. It would be great if you linked it in to Food on Friday Series which is all about pizza this week.

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Carole June 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

thanks for the link in. We have now got a really nice collection of things about pizza. Have a great week.

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} June 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

This pizza would make me feel less guilty for eating the entire thing:)

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LV June 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

This looks really good. The zucchini sounds like such an interesting addition. I will have to try this and it is a great way to get my little one to eat more veggies. He is obsessed with pizza:-)

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deboden June 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Yum! Looks delicious! I would’ve eaten the entire thing! Zucchini has been one of my favorite veggies as of lately. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sonia the Mexigarian June 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Great idea. I have zucchinis coming up in the garden and I need all the ideas I can get to work with them all. Do you use a pizza stone?

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Made in Sonoma June 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Yes, pizza stones really do a great job of cooking the dough quickly — love mine!

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Carole September 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Just to let you know that this link you did for Food on Friday: Pizza has been featured in today’s Need Some Inspiration on Carole’s Chatter. Have a great week.

Ps I am now following you. It would be great if you followed Carole’s Chatter back.

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