Zucchini Pizza Planks are a fun way to liven up zucchini. With just a touch of pizza flavors, this summer veggie takes on new life.
Zucchini Pizza Planks
Summer is awesome for so many reasons: the weather, the kids running free, the produce, oh the produce. Who doesn’t love a trip to their local farmers’ market? I know we do. Last trip there I picked up a few zucchinis and had all sorts of greatness planned for them.
Zucchini Pizza Planks came about because we love pizza at our house; we’ll admit to that no problem, and I wanted to use up a few ingredients in the fridge before heading out of town.
Zucchini is such a seriously versatile vegetable. I wish I had the garden space for a couple of plants, but we all know they grow like weeds so I resort to purchasing them.
The first dish I made with some of our newly purchased zucchini was some simply baked zucchini rounds. They were a nice side dish along with some pulled pork one night.
Fast-forward to this week, lunchtime was rolling around and my eldest daughter was staring blankly into the fridge as if something would magically appear. I took pity on her and quickly got to work on these. She absolutely raved about these and asked if we could buy more zucchini. So, in my book that’s a thumbs up.
A couple of tips, be careful slicing; if you have a mandolin, it would probably be a good idea to use it. I used prepared pizza sauce, you can easily use some seasoned tomato sauce if you have that on hand. Of course, you can add additional pizza toppings, I went with just cheese since like I said I was emptying the fridge prior to a trip.
If you’re making dinner plans with these Zucchini Pizza Planks, they serve wonderfully over a bed of angel hair pasta with a touch of pizza/tomato sauce. Hope you enjoy, we love these!
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Is zucchini healthy? I bet you already know the answer to this!
Yes, it is an excellent source of fiber. Contains no cholesterol or unhealthy fats and is a great source of a multitude of vitamins.
Is raw or cooked zucchini better for you?
Surprisingly, it is more nutritious in cooked form versus raw. Who knew?
Have you tried these zucchini recipes?
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- 2 small zucchini
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1.5 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 t ground black pepper
- 1/4 t oregano
- 1/4 t garlic salt
- 8 oz. pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cut zucchinis in half and then make 1/4-inch lengthwise slices.
- In small bowl combine Panko, parmesan, pepper, oregano & garlic salt; stir to combine.
- Dip slices of zucchini into egg, then transfer to Panko mixture, covering slice. Transfer to sprayed baking tray. Repeat with all slices.
- Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven.
- Spread approximately 1 T of pizza sauce onto each slice. Top with shredded mozzarella.
- Return to oven and bake additional 5 minutes. If desired broil momentarily to brown cheese.
- Cool planks before serving with additional pizza sauce if desired.