Zucchini Pizza

This is a simple dish and a great way to serve fresh zucchini. Begin by slicing the zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds to form a small cavity. Then heat the sauce and prepare as follows:
  • 4 zucchini, sliced lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 2 small cans tomato sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Madeira wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Pepperoni, olives or other toppings
  • Olive oil

Heat the tomato sauce and paste in a small pot over medium heat until hot. Add the spices, wine and garlic. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should be somewhat thick.

Place each of the zucchini in a baking dish and spoon some of the sauce into the cavity where the seeds were scooped out. Top with grated cheese and place sliced pepperoni or olives on top. Drizzle with olive oil. Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown. The zucchini should still be firm and not mushy. A knife is a useful tool to cut the zucchini once it is served.

As a suggestion, serve these zucchini pizzas over cooked and buttered spaghetti noodles mixed with freshly chopped basil or parsley. Melting butter on the noodles when they are hot will prevent them from sticking and make serving easier. Adding herbs, like chopped parsley or basil will not only add color, but flavor as well. Spoon any extra sauce around the noodles. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or basil. Delicious!

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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