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Healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole (gluten-free + grain-free)

March 13, 2021

This healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe for the whole family. Plus it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and made with just a few ingredients!zucchini pizza casserole

Easy dinner recipes are quickly becoming my calling over here.

Anything that requires minimal effort and skills and thinking, is 100000% my type of meal. I love that this meal came together so easily and it is a delicious way to sneak in veggies to your meal! Especially if you have a picky toddler or kid on your hands. This zucchini “pizza crust” covered in sauce, meat and cheese is absolutely one of the most tasty things to make!

This recipe can also easily be modified to fit what you have. You can use any ground meat you’d like. I personally love using ground sausage in here and we also love using turkey too. And you can use any cheese or pasta sauce. Heck – you can even use a vodka sauce if you prefer or a mix with pesto and red sauce. It comes together so easily and the flavors are all unreal.

The cheese on top gets all bubbly and that is my favorite part. You can also use a dairy-free cheese if you need as well.

If you guys make this recipe at home, let me know what you think!! I hope you love it as much as we do over here.

This healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe for the whole family. Plus it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and made with just a few ingredients!This healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe for the whole family. Plus it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and made with just a few ingredients!

What ingredients you need to make gluten-free zucchini pizza casserole: 

  • Zucchini – grated and moisture squeezed out, this is key to do!!
  • Egg – I haven’t tested flax egg
  • Coconut flour – I haven’t tested another flour
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, basil, red pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper
  • Ground meat of choice – sausage, turkey, chicken and pork all work so well
  • Red sauce of choice
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – can use dairy-free too

How to make this easy and healthy zucchini pizza casserole:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet or 9×9 baking dish
  2. In a large bowl, mix together zucchini crust ingredients together until fully combined
  3. Add to skillet and press down with your hands or spatula to make “crust” then bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (until it gets a little golden!)
  4. Meanwhile, cook the meat in a large skillet until cooked (no pink!)
  5. Turn off heat and add in sauce and mix well
  6. Add the meat/sauce topping on top of zucchini crust then sprinkle cheese on top and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes and add any pepper flakes or basil if using
  7. Serve while warm and store leftovers in fridge. I either reheat in oven or microwave.

A few of my other favorite healthier and easy dinner recipes:

Delicious Paleo Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

Healthy Family Dinner Recipes to Make

Basil Cashew Chicken Bowls (gluten-free)

Healthy Bacon + Beef Chili Cornbread Casserole

The Easiest No-Boil Baked Pasta Recipe (gluten-free)

This healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe for the whole family. Plus it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and made with just a few ingredients!

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Healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole (gluten-free + grain-free)

This healthy Zucchini Pizza Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe for the whole family. Plus it is gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and made with just a few ingredients!

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Ingredients

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Zucchini “crust”:

  • 2 large zucchini, grated and moisture squeezed out (this is key!! squeeze out the water!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (I haven’t tested another flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Topping:

  • 1 lb ground meat of choice (sausage, turkey, chicken and pork all work so well!)
  • 2 cups red sauce of choice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (can use dairy-free too)
  • Red pepper flakes and basil for topping if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet or 9×9 baking dish
  2. In a large bowl, mix together zucchini crust ingredients together until fully combined
  3. Add to skillet and press down with your hands or spatula to make “crust” then bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (until it gets a little golden!)
  4. Meanwhile, cook the meat in a large skillet until cooked (no pink!)
  5. Turn off heat and add in sauce and mix well
  6. Add the meat/sauce topping on top of zucchini crust then sprinkle cheese on top and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes and add any pepper flakes or basil if using
  7. Serve while warm!

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days. I don’t recommend freezing this

**Squeezing out moisture from zucchini is so key! If this is skipped, the crust will be a bit watery

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4 Responses

  1. I am so shocked no one has commented on this! IT IS AMAZING, DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS!! Honestly picked this because it seemed like a quick and easy dinner, but I was so pleasantly surprised. It is so flavorful and so so good, tastes like you’re eating a lasagna. Definitely making this again ASAP

  2. Woweee…..so delicious! We often use 3 small zucchini, which when grated doesn’t create any excess liquid.

    I make this as a last minute meal often (we love it). Sometimes I use one Italian veggie sausage (because it defrosts quickly) and some chopped up mushrooms instead of all meat sausage just to mix things up.

    Everyone I’ve made this for asks for the oh so simple recipe!

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