Zucchini Pizza Casserole

5 from 6 votes

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

You guys. This stuff is crazy. And so friggin’ awesome that you should just start drooling now. Just DO IT.

Except before you start drooling, a quick informal poll: do you like chocolate covered cinnamon bears?  My husband loves them and I think they’re weird. I don’t necessarily hate them, but I don’t think I like them either?! I don’t know….I’m so torn. Chocolate + jub-jubiness? I eat one and get so confused. I should start a support group.

Anyways.

This casserole. Sweet merciful. This casserole makes my life worth living. Low on the carbs, good on the butt, a little crispy cheese action going on, plus lots of pizza toppings. Holy Zac Efron this is so amazingly good you will want to eat the whole pan. For reals. I almost did because my husband left for an evening meeting and I was left alone with it.

Except I knew I should have self control, so I saved a piece for my husband’s work lunch and had a big fatty ice cream cone instead.

Ya know, moderation.

Which PS brings me to my next point. I bought some ice cream a little over a month ago. Today, I still have that very same ice cream in my freezer…half FULL!!!–> HOW has it lasted this long? I may be coming down with something. And I think it might be serious.

But I digress.

This casserole. MAKE IT. EAT IT. LOVE IT.

The end.

Oh, and PPS–>I got this recipe from my husband’s cousin Karen {Hi Karen!} when we were living in Idaho going to school/Gord was going to school while I brought home the bacon. She lives in Idaho with her family and had us over for dinner several times. We love them. Anyways, one time she made this for our dinner and I fell in love. So, I got the recipe eons ago and only found it recently. Feel free to send her love mail because I know you’re all going to love this as much as we do.

Here’s how you make it:

Start by grating a whole butt load of zucchini. Sprinkle over a little salt and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Zucchini

Ring out the zucchini and mix it up with some other ingredients.

Zucchini, Cheese, egg and pepper

Spread out into the bottom of a greased 9×13 dish and bake until nice and brown…

zucchini mixture

Like so….Mmm…crispy cheese!

cooked zucchini mixture

So, once you pull it out, top it with whatever pizza toppings you like. I used turkey pepperoni, a whole lotta cheese, black olives, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and onions. Basically, it’s what I had in my fridge. Bake this again until everything is looking crispy and bubbly.

Zucchini Pizza Casserole unbaked

Pull it out, let it sit for 5 minutes or so and dig in!

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I topped mine with fresh basil, but again, I used fresh basil because I had it on hand. Use what you got.

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

5 from 6 votes

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Zucchini Pizza Casserole makes a delicious family meal and even a meal for company. Not to mention it's on the healthier side too!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce

any desired pizza toppings:

  • pepperoni
  • sausage crumbles
  • olives
  • peppers
  • onions etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9x13 glass dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Grate zucchini and measure out 4 cups. Sprinkle salt over zucchini and let sit for 10 minutes. Ring out zucchini to remove any excess water and mix together with pepper, eggs, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine and spread evenly into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with pizza sauce, remaining cheeses and any desired pizza toppings. Bake 15 more minutes and remove. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1466mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1619IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 867mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Zucchini Pizza Casserole
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66 Responses
  1. Laura

    Hi Lauren,
    Do you think it’d be possible to make and bake the base ahead of time, say the night before and keep in the fridge? Thinking I could then load it up and stick in the oven when I get the kids in from school as I only have about 20 mins til I head back out to work. Have you ever tried it?
    Laura

  2. Dawn Williams

    gonna make this, my husband only eats zucchini when i make it as a dessert, but pizza might give it a fighting chance! Keep those recipes coming, love trying new ideas

  3. Marge

    5 stars
    I have made this twice this summer, and shared with many! It is so good. We make it in a jelly roll pan, use the yellow cheese in the crust and use all mozzarella cheese on top! I will be buying zucchini all winter and making this!

  4. Elise

    5 stars
    I just made this tonight. For my picky gluten free hubby. And we are both shoveling it down. I did an extra cup of zucchini just because I didn’t want to toss. Topped with black olives, sausage, onions, pepperoni, and I’m so surprised! Even the kids wanted to try it.
    Thank you so much for the recipe

  5. Marilyn Brennan

    5 stars
    I try to eat low carb as much as possible. I have tried many recipes for that pizza fix and have not found something I LOVED that I wanted to always make. But I don’t know if putting the word casserole on the end of the title changes what I anticipate eating, but this recipe is marvelous for me. It is one of my favorite recipes for lunch or any other time. It is perfect.

  6. Shellie Hunt

    5 stars
    Amazing, can’t believe how good this was. I often cook with zucchinnis, but hadn’t tried this one. Thanks for a very yummy recipe.

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