Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (2024)

March 29, 2016

by Kirbie

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This low carb zucchini crust pizza is crispy, delicious anda great way to add more vegetables to your diet.

Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (1)

Next to cauliflower, the vegetable I’ve enjoyed experimenting with most is zucchini. I already previously made a successful cauliflower pizza crust which my husband loves, so I thought, why not zucchini?

Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (2)

With summer just around the corner, I love how this crust manages to stay a bright green. I can imagine added slices of tomatoes from my garden for a colorful garden pizza.
Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (3)
The crust is loaded with zucchini, but it doesn’t really taste of it. It tastes very similar to the cauliflower crust pizza I previously shared. Slightly crispy, chewy and more like a flatbread crust rather than a crust made of vegetables. I’ll definitely be making this one again!

Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (4)

Zucchini Pizza Crust (Low Carb Recipe) - Kirbie's Cravings (5)

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Course: Main Dishes

Cuisine: American

This low carb zucchini crust pizza is crispy, delicious anda great way to add more vegetables to your diet.

5 from 1 vote



  • 2 cups packed freshly shredded raw zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup superfine almond flour you can use all purpose flour if you are not doing strict low carb


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Add zucchini to a large bowl and let sit 10-15 minutes. Drain excess water from zucchini bowl. Using a cheesecloth or several sturdy paper towels, add in 1/2 cup of zucchini into towel and wring dry. Repeat with remaining zucchini. When you are finished, you should have about 1 cup of zucchini remaining.

  • Add zucchini, egg, cheese, pepper and flour to a large mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  • Dump zucchini mixtureonto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula, thin and spread out the batter so that it forms a round crust approximately 9 inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick.

  • Bake in oven about 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and both sides are cooked. Flip over crust and bake an additional 10 minutes until top is crispy. Flip pizza crust back over.

  • Lower oven temperature to 400°F. Add whatever pizza ingredients you desire to your crust. I did a layer of marinara sauce, followed by fresh slices of mozzarella, sliced bell peppers and fresh basil leaves. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


  • Recipe adapted from SkinnyMs.
  • I use these cheesecloths* to wring dry the zucchini.
  • Nutrition estimates are calculated using almond flour
  • *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).


Serving: 0.5of recipe, Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.3g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 217mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, NET CARBS: 5

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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36 comments on “Zucchini Crust Pizza”

  1. Lisa Ambrosia July 1, 2020 @ 2:15 am Reply

    This is absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Kirbie July 22, 2020 @ 10:05 pm Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed!

  2. Alex March 28, 2019 @ 9:59 am Reply

    Hello. I haven’t eaten pizza in a while and it looks like a great recipe. But can i use white whole wheat or oat flour?

    • Kirbie March 29, 2019 @ 8:39 am Reply

      I have had success with whole wheat. I have not tried it with oat flour

  3. Lucy March 20, 2019 @ 8:47 am Reply

    Can I use coconut flour or almond flour instead of regular flour, to make it a real low carb crust.

    • Kirbie March 20, 2019 @ 9:24 am Reply

      yes you can sub with almond flour.

  4. Andra Hardin March 20, 2019 @ 5:30 am Reply

    I’m vegan – what would be a good replacement for the egg? I usually sub flax seed, not sure if it is the right replacement for this application. Thanks!

    • Kirbie March 20, 2019 @ 9:25 am Reply

      I have seen people use flax seed egg but I have not tried myself

  5. Lauren August 1, 2018 @ 6:23 am Reply

    I made this for dinner and it was amazing! I’m going to make more and freeze them for quick future dinners! I never leave reviews but I can’t get over how perfect it turned out. Thank you!!

  6. Samantha June 7, 2018 @ 3:10 pm Reply

    This was awesome! My kids even LOVED it!! Thank you!

    • Kirbie June 7, 2018 @ 10:21 pm Reply

      wow, that is so great to hear! So happy your family enjoyed this!

  7. Karen August 23, 2017 @ 8:41 am Reply

    How many does this feed? I didn’t see the serving sizes in the recipe. Thanks!

    • Kirbie August 25, 2017 @ 9:16 am Reply

      It serves about 2

  8. Michele July 27, 2017 @ 5:52 am Reply

    What temperature do you bake the crust at?

    • Kirbie July 27, 2017 @ 1:20 pm Reply

      450F. It’s listed in the first direction step.

  9. Karen June 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm Reply

    I must have done something wrong. Flavor was good, but it was a soggy mess, and yes, I had the zucchini drain and squeezed it out.

    • Kirbie June 27, 2017 @ 8:34 am Reply

      Hmm, I’m not sure. It sounds like either too much zucchini or the zucchini needed to be squeezed even more. Did you add the flour? Because that should absorb any other water the zucchini releases after it’s been squeezed.

  10. Lori A. April 6, 2017 @ 5:25 pm Reply

    Love this! I used two larger zucchini and added an extra egg and little more flour. It turned out great – however I did cook it a little longer before topping it. Used mozzarella and added pepperoni – fantastic! 🙂

    • Kirbie April 7, 2017 @ 9:46 am Reply

      so glad you liked it!!

  11. Karen April 2, 2017 @ 4:58 pm Reply

    Would a gluten free floor like almond flour also work?

    • Kirbie April 3, 2017 @ 9:48 pm Reply

      I haven’t tried, but I think so

  12. Stephanie September 16, 2016 @ 6:21 am Reply

    I made this last night for dinner and it was so yummy! The crust was nice and crisp, way better than cauliflower pizza crust which usually turns out kind of soggy for me. I’m making it again for lunch today. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Kirbie September 16, 2016 @ 7:49 am Reply

      yay! so glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Carmen July 24, 2016 @ 2:46 pm Reply

    I tried you crust using Pepper Jack cheese instead of Parmesan and I ran the zucchini through the juicer the way I do with the cauliflower and broccoli, to remove the liquid. It leaves the vegetable grain size and removes the liquid… No paper towel or dish towel needed. It came out great! Thanks for the recipe. I used the liquid from the zucchini in my green morning smoothies.

    • Kirbie July 27, 2016 @ 9:28 am Reply

      what a great idea! I don’t have a juicer but I can see how that would save a lot of time

  14. linda July 18, 2016 @ 11:03 am Reply

    do you know if you can freeze these crusts after you cook them?

    • Kirbie July 20, 2016 @ 10:18 pm Reply

      I haven’t tried it, but I think it should work.

  15. Kristen May 12, 2016 @ 7:05 pm Reply

    Do you think this recipe would work with any other type of cheeses? I’m not a huge fan of Parmesan…

    • Kirbie May 13, 2016 @ 10:39 am Reply

      yes, I think it should work with many other types of cheese. perhaps try cheddar?

  16. Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine April 3, 2016 @ 11:26 pm Reply

    YUMMM! I haven’t had pizza in so long because I’ve been trying to stay away from carbs but now I need to make a zucchini crust pizza…

    • Kirbie April 6, 2016 @ 12:07 pm Reply

      it’s a great low-carb alternative!

  17. Brenna April 1, 2016 @ 1:40 am Reply

    I made this to use up a bunch of frozen zucchini I had and it is AMAZING! With frozen, the dough was a bit wetter than your pictures, but an extra tablespoon of flour brought everything together. Delicious, easy to make and a great way to get in an extra serving of vegetables! Thanks!

    • Kirbie April 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am Reply

      so glad you like it! I love that it tastes like a crust and not just mashed up zucchini. such a fun low carb pizza crust!

  18. Caninecologne March 30, 2016 @ 6:18 pm Reply

    Wow, this is great recipe and so easy too. I’ve been on a zucchini kick lately (usually sautéing or making into zucchini noodles) so this will change things up.

    • Kirbie March 31, 2016 @ 10:44 am Reply

      I really liked it!

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