Alright, on this fine Tuesday I did something I have never dared to do..use veggies to make a pizza. I found this recipe on Pinterest that is very intriguing to say the least: zucchini pizza boats. Think a regular pizza but flour dough substituted with zucchini. Personally, I was skeptical, but if I like zucchini bread then what about and why not zucchini pizza? It was a must try. And substituting carbs for a veggie..you know what that means. Yup, a pizza that is easy on the waistline.
I’ll reveal my initial reaction in my overall thoughts! But, anyways to say the least this recipe is relatively easy and only requires 4 ingredients (a fifth is optional). It is also dirt cheap to make for one person.
Overall cost: $3.50
-1 zucchini (.75 cents)
-1 cup of marinara sauce (.75 cents)
-1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese ($1)
-1/2 cup of pepperoni ($1)
-olive oil and other spices (not necessary but optional)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Cut zucchini in half horizontally
3. If wanting to use olive oil or spices like garlic, mix them together and spread on zucchini halves
4. Distribute marinara sauce, shredded cheese and meat
5. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes
LOVE THIS. It’s a win win situation: cheap, healthy and absolutely delicious. The pictures really don’t do justice at all. The zucchini makes for a nice, crunchy texture. BEWARE..although these are very good, they are also very messy. Keep those napkins close. But, all in all a guilt-free pizza. What’s not to love?