Zucchini Pizza Crust is a delicious, alternative crust recipe.
I shared my version of Cauliflower Crust Pizza several years ago, and it was quite the hit with RecipeGirl readers. I even shared a breakfast version of it when I made Cauliflower Crust Bacon and Egg Pizza. Nowadays, cauliflower crust is sold in the grocery store freezer section. It’s crazy!
Now I’m introducing you to Zucchini Pizza Crust. It’s a fabulous alternative to carb-heavy regular pizza crust, and you seriously won’t believe how good it tastes. It’s my new favorite, for sure.
- finely shredded zucchini
- all purpose flour (or gluten free flour)
- finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- finely grated Parmesan cheese
- extra-virgin olive oil
- Italian seasoning
Does Zucchini Pizza Crust taste like traditional pizza dough?
No, it does not. But it’s a pretty darn good substitute! Once you add the toppings, I think you’ll still enjoy it (almost) as much as a regular cheese or pepperoni pizza. You might be very surprised!
How to make Zucchini Pizza Crust:
The full printable recipe is available at the end of this post.
The crust begins with shredded zucchini. Squeeze the heck out of it to get the moisture out of it. Mix the zucchini with egg, cheeses, oil, spices and a small amount of flour. If you’re gluten-free, you can totally use your favorite gluten free flour blend for this.
The zucchini pizza crust actually gets quite crispy in the oven if you flatten it out thin enough, but do make sure to bake it on both sides for maximum crispiness.
Once baked, you can add whatever toppings you like on your favorite pizza. I recommend starting with some pizza sauce.
With the sample here, we added sautéed mushrooms, cooked and crumbled sweet Italian sausage and some mozzarella cheese.
Slice it up and serve it. It’s safe to say that even zucchini HATERS might like this one. When I first made this recipe, my 12-year-old son wouldn’t touch zucchini with a 10-foot pole, but he ate this zucchini crust pizza and then asked for more. Truth be told, I did give it to him without telling him what it was. He was pretty surprised when I shared that zucchini was the star of the meal. Now that he’s 20, he’d happily eat this knowing it’s all about the zucchini.
Be sure to try making some zucchini pizza crust for your next pizza night. The result is quite a nice surprise. Enjoy!
If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below.
Zucchini Pizza Crust
- 2 cups grated zucchini (packed) squeezed dry
- 2 large eggs, beaten (can also use egg whites)
- ¼ cup all purpose flour (can sub gluten-free flour blend)
- ½ cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- pizza sauce and toppings (as desired)
- Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a flat cookie sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, eggs, flour, cheeses, oil and seasoning. Mix well.
- Pat the zucchini mixture into a thin, round pizza crust- 12 to 14 inches in diameter. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the crust begins to get golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and flip it over. Return it to the oven for an additional 10 minutes (watch to make sure it's not becoming too browned). Remove the crust from the oven and add the toppings. Return to the oven and heat through until cheeses are melted and everything is heated through. Slice and eat!
- I like to use the medium cut on my box grater for the zucchini. 2 cups will be about 2 large zucchini. When I squeeze my 2 cups of zucchini dry, I can usually get about 1/3 cup moisture out of them. The more you can extract, the better the crust will turn out.
- Nutritional information and WW Points are for ⅙ of the zucchini crust only. Toppings should be counted as extra.
Turned out fantastic! I may experiment with other cooked vegetables as well, like riced cauliflower, finely chopped carrot or beet root. This is such a good basic recipe that it would appear to lend itself to vegetable versatility! I used vegan cheese instead of dairy. Turned out perfect! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Can you make the bases in advance and freeze them?
I have not tried it, but let me know if it works!
This recipe was delicious and so much quicker than a cauliflower crust. I added garlic powder and Asiago cheese and used fresh garden veggies for toppings. A fantastic way to use the abundance of zucchini from the garden and a healthy alternative to regular pizza crust. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you! I could not rate it but would give it five stars
My sister and I have been looking for a good zucchini crust recipe–thank you so much!
Holy moly, what an amazing idea for a pizza crust! I am definitely going to be trying this very soon!
I feel like often I crave pizza toppings more than pizza itself, so totally making this next time the urge strikes!
Lori – this is genius! I love zucchini so much more than cauliflower, (although I couldn’t taste it when I made pizza crust with cauliflower). I had to laugh when I read that your son didn’t know it was zucchini and he loved it. We are all going to have loads of zucchini soon, so this will be a very popular recipe in our house.
I have yet to try a veggie pizza crust, and I need to get on it! Cauliflower and zucchini sound delicious — I would love them both. Pinning to try!
Why oh why haven’t I thought of this? I love cauliflower pizza crust! Plus, in a few months, I’ll be up to my ears with zucchini from the garden. Pinning this for later! 🙂
That looks delicious!
I would much rather have the taste of zucchini that plain old dough.
Somehow I was not sold on cauliflour pizza crust idea, but this zucchini pizza crust sounds totally awesome. Will have to try this! 🙂
Oh man, I LOVE zucchini…but I’ve never made a crust out of it! Love this spin on the cauliflower crust that seems to be overtaking the world. Pinned!
What a great way to use up all that zucchini that will be growing in the garden in a few months, hopefully!
Loving the zucchini crust idea! I have to try this!
So fun! This pizza sounds great!!
Awesome way to make the crust! Love it.
Love this idea! I make a cauli crust pizza a lot but need to try my hand at using zucchini!
I am totally loving this crust! I’ve made zucchini fritters and had cauliflower pizza crust but never zuke pizza crust. How fun & healthy! pinned
I’ve made your cauliflower crust pizza and LOVED it… but would have never thought of zucchini!!! Pinned for later, can’t wait to try this one soon!
This is absolutely brilliant, Lori. I remember when I tried your cauliflower crust and loved it, and I think I will love this one even more!
PS Thank you for your sweet and loving messages lately, it has helped so much.
What a smart idea! As someone not totally on the cauliflower bandwagon, I am super excited about this! I LOVE zucchini and can’t wait to try it! Pinning 🙂 Hope you are having a great week Lori!
Love this twist on low carb cauliflower pizza crust! Excellent drool worthy photos, too. 🙂 Pinning (of course)!
Oh yum! This looks so good and I love the use of zucchini in the crust!