Keto zucchini pizza casserole

Keto 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.

Keto 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

  • 2 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 4 oz. 110 g cream cheese
  • 4 oz. 110 g parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. 225 g mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb 450 g ground fresh sausage
  • 6 oz. 175 g bacon, chopped
  • ½ ½ large yellow onion, finely dicedlarge yellow onions, finely diced
  • 7 oz. 200 g unsweetened marinara sauce

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 bowl. Pour into greased 9x13 (23x33 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.

Tip!

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. However, a number of companies are recognizing the growing demand for products without sugar. Look for simple labels with tomatoes, garlic, basil and spices.

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Keto doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little planning and know-how, you can be both keto and thrifty! This week we’ve focused on cheaper yet still very tasty ingredients. We also use the same ingredients in more than one meal so you can buy them in bulk.

To cut your costs even more, buy regular cheese, especially on sale, rather than specialty cheeses that are much more pricey. Don’t buy pre-­shredded cheese; buy cheese in large or bulk sizes and shred/grate it yourself.  Shredded cheese can be frozen in small batches for quick use and no risk of spoilage. Use fresh vegetables when they are in season, but buy frozen the rest of the year. Frozen meats, too, are usually cheaper. Here you’ll find more money saving low-carb tips.

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6 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.

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