Monday, September 8, 2014

Zucchini Pizza Bites

We've still been receiving a good amount of zucchini each week in our CSA box. Not a lot to where I'm overwhelmed, but still at the point where I'm trying to get creative so we're not wasting any. These are not anything new, I've seen them around the Internet before, but had yet to try them.

Even if you told me you're not a fan of zucchini, I think you'd be surprised. Zucchini has such a mild flavor anyways and by adding pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese; that's really all you're tasting. I love pizza and this is a much healthier way for me to get my fix without adding a bunch of extra calories.

It's also a great way to get the kiddos to eat more veggies. My girls are not always great about eating zucchini or summer squash, no matter how I prepare it. I was really happy to see them try a few pieces and actually enjoy them!

I even took some leftover in my lunch today and they held up great. Reheated in the microwave or even cold, they still taste great. Fresh zucchini won't be around for much longer, so I think we'll take advantage of this time and enjoy these pizza bites a little while longer!

Zucchini Pizza Bites

1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup pizza sauce
grated mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add zucchini to pan and let cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and place onto a cookie sheet.

Spoon a tiny amount of pizza sauce over each zucchini slice. Top with cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place into the oven at 400 degrees and let bake for a few minutes, just until cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.

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