Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Zucchini Pizza

LL Cool J said it best in his lyrics...

"Don't call it a comeback...I've been here for years..."

I have indeed been here for years - I just haven't posted anything in forever! Three months to be exact.

What better way to come back on the scene than with a yummy recipe?!?!

I really enjoy cooking and trying new things in the summertime. I think it's because we're not pressured to get to all our after-school commitments, do homework, and stay on a rigid bedtime schedule. There's extra time in the evening to "play" in the kitchen...so I'm more inclined to try something new.

I've been seeing these zucchini pizzas pop up all over pinterest and facebook and decided to give them a whirl myself. I didn't really search for a recipe, I just concocted my own based on what I had seen in pics. I love zucchini and squash ALL the time, but especially in the summer. I always look for a way to throw it in to our meals. I think I just found my NEW favorite...without all the guilt!

I recruited a couple of helpers to join me in the kitchen. I lost one early on to Scooby-Doo. But the littlest one hung in there and couldn't wait to try his tasty masterpiece!

Okay so here's how it went down...

1. I used 3 rather large zucchini, sliced them lengthwise into thirds {I ended up with 9 slices...just in case you're mathematically challenged like moi!}, and arranged them on a cookie sheet coated with non-stick spray.

2. We spread each zucchini slice with a layer of store-bought {Shhhh...don't tell. My great-grandmother would turn over in her grave.} spaghetti sauce.

3. And my littlest helper added even more sauce just for good measure!

4. We sprinkled each zucchini slice with mozzarella cheese.

5. Then we added those cute mini pepperonis to each zucchini slice. {We may or may not have added some extra cheese on top. ;-)}

6. Our zucchini pizzas were ready for the oven. We baked them at 350* for about 40-45 minutes.

They took a while to cool and were easier to manage cut in halves or in thirds.

THEY WERE SO YUMMY!!! I even got a request to make them again soon!

Now I know why it has been posted and reposted so many times and I'm so happy to have a healthier alternative to pizza to add to my dinner menu.

I hope y'all will try them and enjoy them as much as we did!

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