Zucchini pizza bites are the perfect snack for summer. They are easy to make and quick to prepare. Plus, these zucchini appetizers always disappear fast at any gathering.
They are perfect for those who are looking for alternatives to bread-based recipes or anyone who loves zucchini recipes.
How to make zucchini pizza bites
All you have to do is slice zucchini, place these slices onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment, season with salt, pepper, top it with ketchup, a sprinkle of oregano a slice of cheese and salami.
How long to cook zucchini pizza bites
These zucchini appetizers are ready in minutes. The length will depend on the thickness of the zucchini slices as well as your oven.
In general, count with about 4 minutes at 360 Fahrenheit (180 Celsius) in a classic oven.
Tips for making mini zucchini pizzas
- Zucchini pizza bites can be either cooked in the oven or under a broiler. If using the broiler, then you will only need 1-2 minutes, so keep an eye on them!
- Instead of pizza sauce I am using a few drops of ketchup with seasoning which adds a ton of flavor to these zucchini pizza bites and more importantly, I am using ingredients that probably all of us have on hand. You can use marinara or pizza sauce of your choice, if you prefer.
- If you are looking for more zucchini appetizers, then you can try Fried Zucchini Bites as well!
- Feel free to choose any sliced cheese you like – my favorites are mozzarella and gouda.
- Turkey sausage sticks, mini salami sticks, or any kind of thin salami that is thin will work well here.
Zucchini pizza bites calories
There are 23 calories in 1 zucchini pizza bite.
I have some more grain-free appetizers for you, in case you were interested:
- Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Instant Pot Cocktail Meatballs
- BLT Egg Sliders
- Bunless Cheeseburger Bites
- Wedge Salad on a Stick
Check out my video how to make Zucchini Pizza Bites:
- 1 Zucchini, sliced (340 grams), see note 1
- Salt, to taste
- Black Pepper, to taste
- Ketchup, see note 2
- 1 teaspoon Oregano, see note 3
- 3 ounces Sliced Cheese, see note 4
- Thin Salami (about 2 ounces/60 grams or to your liking), see note 5
- Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).
- Meanwhile: Cut zucchini into about ¼ inch (0.5 centimetre) slices. Place these onto a baking tray (use at least a 10x15-inch tray) lined with baking parchment.
- Season each slice with salt and black pepper. Top with a few drops of ketchup (about ¼ teaspoon) and using the back of a small spoon, spread it around. Sprinkle some oregano over and cover with a slice of cheese (smaller slice is better than larger as this will melt over) and a salami.
- Bake for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the zucchini is to your liking (see note 6).
- Serve warm or cold (I prefer them warm).
- I used a 12-ounce zucchini (340 grams), but you can use larger or smaller or double the recipe.
- Ketchup works really well here and I recommend you give it a go. It’s a condiment everyone has on hand so why not! It can be substituted with pizza sauce, though.
- Oregano can be substituted with dried basil or marjoram. I used about a teaspoon for 24 zucchini pizzas.
- Cheese – any sliced cheese that melts well will work here. My favorites are Gouda and Mozzarella. Cut it into slightly smaller slices than the zucchini slices are. I used about 3 ounces, but you might need more/less.
- Use any salami you like or have on hand – mini salami sticks, mini pepperoni, turkey sausage sticks, ...
- The cooking time may vary. This will depend on your oven and the thickness of zucchini slices as well as your liking. For this reason I recommend keeping an eye on them to avoid over-cooking them. You can also broil them for 1-2 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g