Per my normal, I bought a bag full of zucchini without any specific plans for them. I love zoodles, but when this recipe for Zucchini Pizza Casserole popped up in my inbox I knew what I was making with my zucchini! =) I altered the recipe slightly to make it healthier and a little more pizza-like (hello pepperoni!). I used extra lean ground turkey, less sauce, and less cheese (but it’s still plenty cheesy don’t worry!), so I felt like it was totally fine to add some pepperoni. I used regular but feel free to use turkey pepperoni instead. Even with the pepperoni, each serving is just over 200 calories and has 26 grams of protein! It’s a pizza dinner you can feel good about eating – healthy AND delicious! Enjoy!

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

2 medium zucchini, shredded
2 egg whites
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1.25  pounds extra lean ground turkey
1 cup marinara sauce
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
20 slices pepperoni

1. Place zucchini in strainer; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture.
2. Combine zucchini with the egg whites, parmesan, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and half of the mozzarella. Press into a greased 13×9-in baking dish.
3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook turkey and dried minced onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add marinara; spoon over zucchini mixture.
4. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with pepperoni. Bake 15- 20 minutes longer.
*adapted from Taste of Home

Nutritional Info (per 1/8th): 211 calories; 9.1 g fat; 6.4 g carbohydrates; 26.4 g protein.

Categories: Main Dish

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  6. TheNumbersGuy says:

    Your recipe calls for 20 pepperonis, but your picture clearly shows 21. Which is it????

  7. Jennifer says:

    Just made this and it is delicious!! It even taste great the next day warmed up. Will be making this again!

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    Is that 91 grams of fat?

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  11. Midlo mom says:

    How do you “shred” your zucchini? Recipe says “place zucchini in strainer…” – is this raw, shredded zucchini or did you steamit first?

    Apologies if this has already been asked – I cannot view any of the other comments listed.

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  14. Delicious, Amazing and Unique!!

  15. Amber Hickman says:

    Does this freeze well or keep for a few days if I plan on eating it for a few dinners throughout the week?

    • Kendra says:

      I haven’t tried freezing it but it keeps for a couple days in the fridge – not quite as good as day one though but still tasty! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy :).

  16. Rebecca says:

    Would this work just as well with fresh onion?

  17. Zrowell says:

    Are the carbs net carbs or total carbs? If not net do you know the net carbs?

  18. Jessics says:

    Tried this recipe for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS 🙂

    My local grocery store was out of zucchini, so I took a chance and made it with yellow squash instead. Probably tastes different from the original (I wouldn’t know at this point), but my family and I had no complaints about it all!

    Thanks 😀

  19. Jill says:

    Made this last night and just omitted the pepperoni (to start – will try it next time!) It was easy and delicious! I will definitely make this again, and my 2.5 year old loved it too!

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