Easy Low-Carb Dinner Alternative: Zucchini Plank Pizza Crust “Recipe”

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This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.
I shared last week about the toasty cheese pizza crust I love. With that option, I can still regularly make pizza for the family dinner, while still keeping my own no-starch-dinner rule.

This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.
Last week I was making pizza for dinner again, but – perhaps because it was hot outside – I felt like the cheese crust would be too heavy. I wanted to eat something satisfying, but I wanted it to be lighter. I didn’t feel like eating another salad (I usually have a large salad for lunch), but I did have several zucchini in the fridge.

Thus, the zucchini pizza was born.

This is no recipe. It is simply slicing the zucchini into long planks and topping them and baking them like a normal pizza.

Super simple! I made my zucchini crust pizzas right alongside the family’s normal pizza, and I got four “slices” (one zucchini, sliced into four planks) sprinkled lightly with Parmesan cheese and a few half-slices of salami. I had a toothsome dinner I could chew that wasn’t overpowering or heavy. And, of course, it meant I got in extra veggies.

This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.
I baked them right on the pizza stone, sitting on a sheet of parchment paper. So there was not even an extra pan to clean up!

This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.
This recipe could very likely turn into a summertime family lunch once our zucchini plants start producing. I bet it could even be done on the grill, so the kitchen wouldn’t be heated up. Yum!

This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.

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This zucchini plank pizza recipe will help you keep carbs down while still enjoying the same meal as your family. Perfect for eating extra vegetables.

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6 Responses

  1. Christy
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    Are the GF and Non GF pantry books very similar?

    • Mystie Winckler
      | Reply

      If you are only gluten-free and not dairy-free, I would recommend buying the regular edition. I have been told by gluten-free-only customers that the regular edition had enough gluten-free options or were easy enough to substitute that it was a better fit than the dairy-free edition for their families.

  2. dawn
    | Reply

    This was a huge hit for supper tonight! 5 out of 5 liked it. I did load it with lots of meat (bacon, sausage, Canadian bacon) for my crowd, but OH YUM! Thanks!

  3. Sarah
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    Definitely trying this ASAP!

  4. Michelle
    | Reply

    Thanks for this one. I loved it.

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