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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

A low carb main meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 158 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the "Crust":

  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

For the Toppings:

  • 1 pound ground beef*
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 2 small cans mushroom stems & pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 15- oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 2. Sprinkle the shredded zucchini with the salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well until dry (I squeeze my zucchini out in a clean kitchen towel).
  3. 3. Stir together the zucchini, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and the eggs. Once combined, spread the mixture onto the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until set and golden brown in spots.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef along with the onions and pepper until the beef is cooked through and the vegetables are soft. Stir in the mushrooms, garlic powder and dried oregano. Let simmer together for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the tomato sauce.
  5. 5. Spoon the filling onto the prepared zucchini "crust" and top with the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Return to the oven for an additional 10 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. *Note: Ground beef is optional. It's in the original recipe, but I made this without it because my sister is a vegetarian. If you do make it with the beef, the filling will be thicker and set up a little more, sort of like a high lasagna.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Pizza Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 477mg21%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 27.4mg33%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.