Summer Squash Pizza Crust Recipe

Looking for an easy Summer squash pizza crust recipe? Learn how to make Summer squash pizza crust using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wendydunst

Makes 10 servings



"Enjoy this frittata-type crust made with summer squash. Smother this crust with your favorite pizza toppings: tomato sauce or pesto and vegetables galore! Enjoy and be creative! Try sprinkling feta cheese or adding artichoke hearts for a Mediterranean flair." http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Summer-Squash-Pizza-Crust/Detail.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for Summer squash pizza crust

5 cups zucchini, shredded
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 eggs, beaten

Recipe Directions for Summer squash pizza crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Once zucchini or summer squash has been shredded (I recommend a food processor) lightly salt the squash and transfer it to a strainer. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes and press all remaining liquid out of squash.

  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine squash, flour, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, eggs, pepper and salt. Mix well.

  4. Spread the mixture into a greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven.

  5. Remove the crust from the oven and change the oven's temperature to broil. Brush the top of the crust with oil, and then broil the crust for 3 to 5 minutes until the top is lightly browned.

  6. Allow the crust to cool slightly and slide spatula underneath all edges and under the middle. Place a large baking sheet over the top of the crust and gently flip the crust over so that the bottom of the crust is now facing upwards. Because it can be difficult to flip the crust smoothly, it may be necessary to cut the crust in half to facilitate the flipping of the crust. If you want to omit the flipping stage, that is okay, but the crust won't be as crunchy.

  7. Brush the top of the crust with oil and broil for another 3 to 5 minutes until the top is browned. Cover with toppings as desired.

  8. Note: This will be a non-traditional crust, as it will be somewhat soft. Depending on your toppings, you may need to bake it at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for a few more minutes to heat toppings and further reduce sogginess.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 92.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
112
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
169mg
7%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 14% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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