Low-carb zucchini pizza casserole
- ¾ lb 325 g , 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) , finely diced, finely diced
- ½ cup 120 ml unsweetened marinara sauce
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the shredded zucchini on a towel, and squeeze the excess moisture out.
- 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.
- While zucchini mixture bakes, cook sausage and bacon with onion in a frying pan until meat is browned.
- Spread the marinara sauce over the cooked zucchini crust, then distribute evenly the sausage and bacon mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Return to oven and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
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