Zucchini Pizza Bites
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Zucchini Pizza Bites come together quickly and easily for a crowd-pleasing finger food that’s perfect for any party!
Quick Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (15 oz/425 g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Zucchini Bites:
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1½ lbs (680 g/2 medium-ish zucchini) zucchini, sliced into ½-inch thick rounds (about 24 to 28 rounds)
  • 28 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 1 cup (4 oz/115 g) shredded mozzarella
  • 4 tablespoons black olives, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons minced red onion and/or green bell pepper
  • 1 batch Quick Tomato Sauce (you will have extra)
  1. For the quick tomato sauce, heat the oil in a 1¾-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, Italian herb seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook (uncovered) until the sauce is thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. For the zucchini bites, add the avocado oil to a 10-inch frying pan over medium heat. Add the zucchini slices in an even layer on the bottom (being careful not to crowd the pan) and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked zucchini to a plate and set aside for now. Cook the remaining zucchini the same way.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. Top each zucchini round with the following: 1 slice of turkey pepperoni, about 1 teaspoon sauce, 2 teaspoons shredded cheese, and a bit of olives, onion, and/or green bell pepper.
  5. Arrange the zucchini in a single layer in the frying pan they were cooked in, or arrange them on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted and light golden brown in spots.
  6. Serve.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/zucchini-pizza-bites/