Low-carb zucchini pizza casserole

Low-carb zucchini pizza casserole

Shredded zucchini squash is blended with cheese and eggs to form a crust in this family-friendly zucchini pizza casserole. It’s great topped with sausage and bacon. But any of your favorite pizza toppings can be added to complete the dish.

Low-carb zucchini pizza casserole

Shredded zucchini squash is blended with cheese and eggs to form a crust in this family-friendly zucchini pizza casserole. It’s great topped with sausage and bacon. But any of your favorite pizza toppings can be added to complete the dish.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb 325 g zucchini, shredded
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 4 oz. (½ cup) 110 g (110 ml) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (220 g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb 450 g ground fresh sausage
  • 10 oz. 280 g bacon, chopped
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) yellow onion, finely dicedyellow onions, finely diced
  • ½ cup 120 ml unsweetened marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the shredded zucchini on a towel, and squeeze the excess moisture out.
  3. Combine zucchini, eggs, cream cheese, parmesan, and half the mozzarella in a bowl. Pour into greased 9 x 13" (23 x 33 cm) casserole pan or casserole dish lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While zucchini mixture bakes, cook sausage and bacon with onion in a frying pan until meat is browned.
  5. Spread the marinara sauce over the cooked zucchini crust, then distribute evenly the sausage and bacon mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  6. Return to oven and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Tips

The crust layer can be baked ahead and frozen, then topped later for a quick and easy meal.  Or make the entire pizza casserole in advance, freeze it, and re-warm for a super fast meal on a busy night.

Read the labels carefully on the bottled marinara sauce as unwanted sugars can sneak in.

Recommended special equipment

  • Food processor or box grater
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9 comments

  1. JFiscus
    Where is the nutritional information?
    Reply: #3
  2. biggus
    In the panel that says 'nutritional information'
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Where is the nutritional information?

    Yes, it is in the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients.

  4. Laura Lisk
    Is it possible to use minced pork or beef for the ground sausage? Or does anyone have a recomposes where to get ground fresh sausage in the UK?
  5. Laura Lisk
    Can you use minced pork or beef for the ground sausage? Or does anyone have a recomposes where to get ground fresh sausage in the UK?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you use minced pork or beef for the ground sausage? Or does anyone have a recomposes where to get ground fresh sausage in the UK?

    Yes, minced pork would work well for this.

  7. dawnperry
    If you are veggie (and in the UK/EMEA), Quorn mince and veggie bacon work great with this recipe!
  8. Connie
    Love your site and all the work you put into it. I do have a question on this Keto zucchini Pizza casserole. I would like to make it but can you give me an idea on what you consider a "medium" zucchini might be in grams. Zucchini can range from very small like 6" to monstrous like 1 1/2 feet long. At least in Canada they range in sizes like this depending on how long you leave them in the garden. Thanks again.
    Connie
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Love your site and all the work you put into it. I do have a question on this Keto zucchini Pizza casserole. I would like to make it but can you give me an idea on what you consider a "medium" zucchini might be in grams. Zucchini can range from very small like 6" to monstrous like 1 1/2 feet long. At least in Canada they range in sizes like this depending on how long you leave them in the garden. Thanks again.
    Connie

    A medium zucchini is approximately 8" and weighs about 5 ounces.

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