Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mini (Zucchini) Pizzas

The basic pizzas here are not rocket science, but thanks to the Colvin Family, we got another cool 8-ball zucchini. We were told to try mini pizzas with zucchini slices as the "crust" earlier this summer (see here for the video). Guess what: when the kids saw that we got an 8-ball zucchini this week, they requested "zucchini pizzas"!! Pretty neat! I'm sure you could do this with regular zucchini--the pizzas would just be oblong. I've also done with this English muffins. Kids love to decorate their own.   (I keep a resealable bag of the mini pepperonis, small tupperwares of spaghetti sauce, and preshredded cheese in the freezer--makes whipping these up on a whim super easy.)

1/4-inch slices zucchini or English muffins
spaghetti sauce that your family likes
shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, the usuals)
mini pepperonis (these really make the pizza for the kids--the minis are so fun)

If using zucchini slices, lay them on a cookie sheet, spread with olive oil, and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 or 15 minutes or so--until they're mostly cooked/not raw.

Spread sauce on top.

Sprinkle with cheese (I'm pretty liberal with the cheese when I'm using zukes)

Top with pepperonis.

Pop back in oven until cheese melts!


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