Zucchini Pizza Crust

I love pizza. I've tried a few different pizza crusts as a keto follower and honestly have been wildly disappointed. Soggy, saggy, tasteless cake-like things are not crusts. I don't like coconut flour as a pizza crust. And nothing with the word "almond" in it belongs on a pizza. Ever. I also can't do dairy, so the amazing "fathead" crust will always be out of my reach (or gastrointestinal desires).

But zucchini (also called a courgette in some places) can be a pizza crust. This I can do. I am finally happy with the state of my pizza.

This pizza does have one downside. It clocks in at 10 net carbs a serving! That's the whole pizza through--10 carbs. I can do 10 carbs for an entire pizza once a month. What I am saying is--this is not an every day thing. But it's so worth it when I have the pizza craving. One whole pizza is 10 net carbs, so if you eat less, you will consume less carbs. Obviously.

You can top it with whatever you want. I did a simple basil dressing to keep the carbs low, and some onions and bell peppers. Enjoy!

You Need:
  • 2 zucchini shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1/2 tsp ground golden flaxseed
  • 2 tsp hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning  
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
Directions: Shred the zucchini first. Place in a pan and saute on medium heat until water is removed. Zucchini will still be damp, but not sopping wet. Do not brown zucchini--it will reduce, and make more of a paste, and that is fine. Preheat oven to 350f. When zucchini is cooled (adding hot zucchini to the eggs will cook them, we don't want that yet) mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and spread out in a pizza shape on parchment paper. Cook for 20 minutes at 350f. Remove from oven and top with desired toppings-- I did a basil pesto (basil, olive oil, walnuts (or almonds) and nutritional yeast) with onion and yellow peppers. Cook for 10-15 more minutes or until desired consistency of toppings is reached. Serve immediately. Makes one pizza (with toppings) for 10 net carbs a pizza.