Zucchini Pizza Bites

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These zucchini pizza bites are ready in 15 minutes and require only 3 main ingredients: zucchini, tomato paste, and melty cheese. They are great as a party snack, appetizer, or a low-carb cheesy treat.

A hand holding freshly baked zucchini pizza bite

If you love pizza like me but want to cut some calories, these zucchini pizza bites are the answer. The pizza crust is made entirely from zucchini slices, which are tasty, nutritious, high in fiber, and low-carb. Best of all, they are incredibly simple to make. All you need are just three main ingredients (zucchini, tomato paste or sauce, and cheese), and they are ready to bake. You can also add your favorite pizza toppings. Before you know it, your mini zucchini pizzas are bubbling with melted cheese and begging to be eaten.

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Ingredients

Ingredients for zucchini pizza bites
  • Zucchini: When possible, choose zucchini that are fairly even in width so the pizza bites are similar in size. Also, smaller zucchini usually contain less water.
  • Tomato paste: You can also use a little pizza sauce, marinara sauce (best if it’s thickened), or ketchup.
  • Cheese: Use your favorite melty cheese – mozzarella cheese, cheddar, etc.

Topping options

  • Herbs and spices: Basil, parsley, oregano, chili flakes, pickled ginger, garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt, or pepper.
  • Vegetables: Red onion, olives, mushrooms, corn, peppers, jalapeños, etc.
  • Proteins: Ham, sausage, mini pepperoni, bacon, prawns, vegan meat alternatives, BBQ jackfruit, or even tofu.

How to make zucchini pizza bites

First, preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Cut the zucchini into slices about 1/4-inch thick. Use a mandoline for even sizes. If needed, shred the cheese. Then, arrange the slices on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, leaving a small space between each slice—1/2 inch or so (1 cm). Don’t overlap any of the slices.

Add a little tomato paste (or marinara/tomato sauce) to each zucchini bite and spread slightly (not all the way to the edge). Then sprinkle your cheese of choice. At this point, you can add whatever other toppings you’d like.

Steps for preparing zucchini pizza bites

Next, bake in the oven at 400ºF/200ºC for 10 minutes until the zucchini has softened and the cheese is melty and bubbly. To crispy up your toppings, optionally broil the mini pizzas for a couple of minutes at the end of the cooking time. Serve the zucchini pizza bites warm.

How to store

Store the leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat, place them in the oven or under the broiler until warmed. Zucchini pizza bites can’t be frozen because the zucchini becomes watery and mushy when thawed.

Zucchini pizza bites in a small plate

If you try this mini zucchini pizza recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Zucchini Pizza Bites

5 from 5 votes
By: Samira
Zucchini pizza bites—ready in 15 minutes with just zucchini, tomato paste, and cheese. They're the perfect party snack, appetizer, or low-carb treat.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste or pizza sauce, marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup cheese e.g. mozzarella, cheddar

Extra toppings (optional)

  • herbs and spices (parsley, basil, oregano, etc)
  • vegetables (olives, mushrooms, peppers, etc)
  • protein (ham, pepperoni, tofu, etc)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Cut the zucchini into slices about 1/4-inch thick. Use a mandoline for even sizes.
    Shred the cheese if needed.
  • Arrange the slices on the baking tray, leaving about 1/2 inch (1 cm) between them. Add tomato paste to each slice and spread it slightly without reaching the edge. Sprinkle some cheese.
    If using other toppings, add them now.
  • Bake in the oven at 400ºF/200ºC for 10 minutes until the cheese is melty and bubbly. Serve warm!

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Notes

If you have leftovers, they can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat, place them back in the oven or under the broiler until warmed.
Zucchini pizza bites can’t be frozen; the zucchini gets watery and mushy when thawed.
Course: Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: No
Shelf life: 4 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 59kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 181mg, Potassium: 422mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 516IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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2 Comments

  1. Zarka says:

    5 stars
    These look amazing!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much!