Zucchini or Eggplant Pizza

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 minutes
  • Zucchinis - washed and sliced either in rounds for pizza "bites" or lengthwise for a "boat" OR
  • Eggplants (young, older ones can become bitter)- washed and sliced in rounds
  • Pizza sauce
  • Olive oil - enough to lightly spread on the tops of the pizza base
  • Cheese - mozzarella and parmesan work well
  • Toppings - pepperoni, sliced tomatoes, onion slices, sliced peppers, sliced mushroom, etc 


  1. For zucchini bites, cut the zucchini in rounds (no need to peel)
  2. For zucchini boats, cut the zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. You may need to slice a bit off the bottom to make the boat lie flat
  3. For eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices and wipe dry
  4. Brush tops of "pizza" base with olive oil
  5. Spread pizza sauce over the base
  6. Add your choice of toppings over the pizza sauce.
  7. Sprinkle each pizza with grated cheese.
  8. Place pizzas in preheated oven (see below for options) for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Baking instructions for zucchini: Some recipes suggest 350 F for about 20-25 minutes, others 400 F for 12-18 minutes, others suggest broiling for 2-3 minutes.

Baking instructions for eggplant: Bake the eggplant at 350-425 F for about 15-20 minutes BEFORE spreading with the toppings, then broil for 3-5 minutes.

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Source Acknowledgement: 
Created for Leisure Information Network, inspired by multiple sources