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Zucchini Pizza Crust

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 223kcal
Author Lauren Goslin

Ingredients

  • 2 c. zucchini finely grated, lightly packed
  • 1/2-3/4 c. almond meal
  • 1 egg lightly beaten, (vegans, use a chickpea egg: 4 T. chickpea flour + 4 T. water)
  • 1 T. avocado oil or another high smoke point oil such as walnut or coconut
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder
  • 1/8 t. salt you don’t need much because the zucchini will retain some

Instructions

  • Place the grated zucchini in a strainer.
  • Sprinkle the zucchini with some salt, toss it to disperse.
  • Place the strainer over a large bowl, and let the zucchini drain for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the grated zucchini into a dry dish towel, and wring the towel over the sink until the water from the zucchini is squeezed out.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Add almond meal as needed to make a dough (not too wet, not too dry).
  • On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread the zucchini mix out into an oval shape. I use a fork to do this, and I press it down to compact it as well.
  • Place the pan on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Then place the pan on the top rack of the oven for about 8 minutes, until browned.
  • Remove the pan and flip the crust.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the crust.
  • Turn the oven up to 500 degrees.
  • Top the pizza with sauce or pesto, cheese, vegetables....whatever floats your pizza boat!
  • Place the pan back into the oven on the bottom rack and bake for 3-4 minutes. Again, place the pan on the top rack for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes to let everything set.
  • Slice and enjoy!!

Notes

The nutrition facts is based on 1 cup of almond meal and 1 chicken egg. Weight Watchers points (new system): 6

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 9.7g | Fat: 17.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 2.7g