We eat a lot of pizza, well, not as much as we used to, but I definitely still want to devour a slice, or three, every now and again. Maybe it’s the cheese, maybe the sweet sauce? I’m not sure, but when I found a possible alternative to my pizza cravings, I was so excited to try!
These Zucchini Pizza Bites are super easy to make, there are a few steps, but still well worth it. I love using my Wildtree Garlic Grapeseed oil to brown up the zucchini. Don’t forget to use salt & pepper!
Since I didn’t have any mini pepperoni on hand, I cooked up some pancetta I had in the fridge. I can say I’m so glad I didn’t have any pepperoni, everyone was a fan of the pancetta, perfect amount of sweet to go along with everything else!
Oh my word, these portion-control-sized bites of deliciousness were gone fast. Perfect for snack, lunch, dinner, I will be making these again, very soon!
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 2-4 zucchini (depending on size), cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
- Pink Himalayan salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup marinara sauce (I love the Organic marinara sauce from Trader Joes)
- 1/2 cup grated organic mozzarella
- 1 small package of pancetta, browned
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Heat grapeseed oil in skillet over medium/high heat. Working in batches, add zucchini and cook, flipping once, until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place each batch on paper towel to remove excess water/oil from zucchini.
- Place zucchini rounds onto a large baking sheet. Top each zucchini round with marinara, mozzarella and pancetta (or desired toppings).
- Place into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, brown top, about 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately, sprinkled with Italian seasoning (or make your own too!)
adapted from damndelicious.net