Monday, May 6, 2013

Gluten Free PIZZA -- Who needs bread anyway....

 I'm always trying to find new ways to enjoy pizza - it's just a craving that I have had since having to go gluten free. We all know that pizza possibly isn't the healthiest thing for us, but if we could just make it a little bit healthier, why not??

I have been trying to eat even better since having my second cancer surgery back in Feb, and ditching everything processed gluten free is pretty hard to do....
but I was so hungry for pizza....
and to keep it somewhat healthy!
    FIRST you must see the finished product!

Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza

  I KNOW!!!

You're drooling,


It is sooo easy to make and in less than 15 min you can be eatting this!

Just grab yourself some zucchinis the next time you're at the grocery store,
 I used about a 7" size.

Cut the zucchini in half and remove a bit of the inside where the seeds are.

It is easier for the sauce and cheese to stay in place if there is a little well in them.

I added a bit of salt & pepper and baked them at 350* for about 8 minutes, placing about 2 Tbl of water in the non stick pan.

After they are slightly soft - but still firm, I removed them and added my sauce

Then Cheese & Pepperoni

I baked it again for about 4 or 5 minutes at 400*
just enough for the pepperoni to melt into the cheese


Plate it UP


I can honestly say they were delicious, and hit the spot with my pizza & cheese craving!

PLUS more than 1/2 the meal was a GREEN VEGETABLE

You can make the zucchini pizza as an appetizer by cutting them into bite sized pieces,
but big enough to put a topping on them. Just remember to adjust the original baking time
down to perhaps 4 or 5 min or they may get soggy.

I have no idea about the calorie content, but I am very sure it is MUCH less than anyother crust you could use. Removing the pepperoni would make it even much healther... but when you want it....

Additonal toppings to use is up to you, but a button mushroom would be delicious too!

Summer is right around the corner, so this is a great use for all
 those zucchini
you are going to grow or be given!

I will be posting another great gluten free recipe for your zucchini soon, so make
sure you check back.


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