Zucchini Crusted Pizza
- 4 cups shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 550F with a pizza stone pre baking in it.In a large bowl, toss the zucchini with 1 teaspoon coarse salt and set aside for 15 minutes. Squeeze the excess moisture out of the squash by wrapping it up in a clean tea towel or piece of cheese cloth and wringing it out, discarding the water.
Once all of the excess moisture has been wrung out and discarded, place the shredded zucchini back into the bowl and add the cheddar cheese, flour, garlic, oregano, basil, eggs, and salt.
With your hands, incorporate all of the ingredients together.
Place the zucchini mixture onto a piece of parchment paper at least 15” in diameter, set on something solid that will make it easy to transfer into the oven.
Using your fingers, spread the zucchini crust mixture to form a circle about 14” in diameter, 1/2" thick. Pinch the edges up so that it forms a nice crust.
Once the pizza crust has been shaped, transfer the crust on the parchment paper onto the heated pizza stone in the oven. Bake for 8 minutes or until the crust starts to brown.
Once the zucchini crust has baked for 8 minutes, transfer the pizza on the parchment paper out of the oven, onto the solid surface you used before.
Top the pizza with sauce and any additional toppings that you'd like.
Once the toppings are on, transfer the pizza on the parchment paper back onto the heated pizza stone in the oven and bake for an additional 4 minutes.
Homemade Pizza Sauce:
- In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, add the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, oregano, thyme, and salt.
- Bring to a boil, breaking up the tomato. Lower the heat, then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Once simmered, puree all of the ingredients in a blender.