Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Zucchini Pizza Bites – Video Post

4 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 36 Comments

The toddler is back! Watch us fumble our way through one of my favorite snacks. It’s a great idea when you need a cure for a pizza craving, as I do, OFTEN!

The video is a bit longer then my others, so I had to dump YouTube. Please let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

Zucchini Pizza Bites

  • 1 medium zucchini diagonally sliced (on the thicker side)
  • About 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 5 slices turkey pepperoni diced in small pieces
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Turn on the broiler on high. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix the mozzarella, parmesan and diced pepperoni in a small bowl.

Slice the zucchini. Smear each slice with about a teaspoon of tomato paste and lay on the cookie sheet paste side up. Sprinkle with spices. Top with even amounts of the cheese mixture, pressing lightly to stick to the paste.

Broil for 2 minutes. The cheese should just start to get “crusty”.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
171 5g 2g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 2g 18g 14g

See other recipes using: cheese, tomato paste, zucchini

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    January 11, 2008

    I just found both of your sites and this video, tonight, while searching for new WW recipes. Awesome stuff! I am a pizza fanatic too; so I love this alternative. It should be easy for me to adapt to Core plan. Can't wait to try it. You are an inspiration! Reply


    January 11, 2008

    Anything that gets that pizza flavor and taste and smell and is low in points is a winner! And Ann is does fit easily into the Core plan. btw...The Toddler is so well-behaved and a pro at sprinkling cheese! Reply


    January 11, 2008

    Ryan is darling!! I'm totally making these when I can get some zucchini - we have leftover tomato paste in our fridge that needs to be used! kath Reply


    January 11, 2008

    Roni, that looks great! And Ryan is adorable & charming. I'll be using eggplant, and can't wait to give this recipe a try. Reply


    January 12, 2008

    This looks great! I can't wait to try it. I love both your websites. I started WW in October and I think I am finally getting into the swing of things now. I am in the UK though, so our points values are determined by calories and saturated fat grams, as opposed to calories, overall fat and fiber. Can I be annoying and ask that you include saturated fat grams when you supply nutritional information for your recipes? When possible, of course. Thanks! Reply


    January 12, 2008

    Roni- I love your website- I check it daily! I think the video was sweet with Ryan helping you- it just proves that we can be a good Mom and still take care of ourselves too! I have to tell you LOVE the Tortilla Pizza- YUMO! Blessings, Barb Reply


    January 13, 2008

    I made these for dinner tonight. Yummy! I might make them for the party I am going to on Saturday. I am supposed to bring an appetizer or dessert. Reply


    January 13, 2008

    Roni just watching Ryan makes my day he's soooo cute and fun.Oh and the Pizza Zucchini looked good too.LOL Thnaks B. Reply


    January 14, 2008

    I don't know which one I am impressed with more...the great job you are doing with this site or such a good kid Ryan seems to be. It was my first time watching your video but I will come back. Reply


    January 14, 2008

    Roni - I read your blogs daily and love watching your video posts. It is so fun to see your toddler get so involved, reminds me of my 6 yr old, she is always helping me in the kitchen! I have never met you but really feel like I know you because you are so personable in your blogs and in your video posts. Thanks for doing this for all of us. Reply


    January 14, 2008

    These look great! I bet they would be good with eggplant, too. I'm going to try it this weekend. Reply


    January 14, 2008

    I am so glad I stumbled on your blog.. linking this with my blog... LOVE THIS RECIPE Reply


    January 14, 2008

    You're son is such a cutie reminds me of mine when he was small always "helping" in the kitchen.. I too just found your sites about 3 weeks ago. I've tried a few of your recipes and have loved them all. Just sent my son to store for zucchini, can't wait to try it. Thanks!! Reply


    January 14, 2008

    Awww I loved the video and Ryan is such a cutie!! Keep the video's coming PLEASE!!! I can't wait to try this recipe!!! Reply


    January 15, 2008

    Why did I wait until 11 pm to watch this? Now my stomach is growling! Yum Roni! Thanks so much for all the ideas! And your kiddo? ADORABLE! Mine's 17 already. Makes me miss those days. They grow up so fast! Reply


    January 15, 2008

    So happy to have come across your blog....this zuchini bites look just divine!! Ronell Reply


    January 15, 2008

    I made this last night when I came home from work (had to go to 2 stores to find zucchini) and my sisters and I LOVED THEM. Nice snack to have tonight instead of over processed food. Reply


    January 15, 2008

    OMG!!! I have been in such a snacky mood lately so I made these for lunch (and ate the whole recipe!). They were unbelievably delicious!!! Thank you so much for all your great tips and recipes. I visit your site every day. ~Sandy Reply


    January 21, 2008

    Just made them now and I used spagetti sauce and they were one of the best pizza alternative things I've made. I will be making these alot as its quick yummy and very healthy and low points. Thankyou Roni. Reply


    January 21, 2008

    Love Ryan in the videos. Mine are 8 and 10 and I miss the younger years. Reply


    January 22, 2008

    What a great site!! Thank you for such wonderful, healthy ideas! Can I ask what program you are using to post your videos? Youtube has the time limit which drives me nuts :) Thanks again for all you do. Reply


    January 22, 2008

    Thanks SO much guys! MJJMmammi - I just use Flash. It has a built in movie control component when you choose FLV format. Reply


    February 4, 2008

    What about making these with polenta? I think it would work well with store bought premade polenta. For those on the Core plan polenta will not cost any points. You might have to spend points on the cheese if it is not fat free. I have not seen you use much polenta. Is it something you like? Reply


    February 5, 2008

    Good idea. I have recently discovered polenta. I like corn meal and just bought some. I didn't know it was core though! I'm still learning mu core list! Thanks! Reply


    March 10, 2008

    Pizza is an obsession of mine too! I'm so glad I found your site...and I am doing this tonight! I also love feeling like I'm cheating when I'm not! I guess I love feeling clever! lol Reply


    August 4, 2008

    I made these tonight for a light dinner. My hubby and I leave for vacation in a couple of days so I'm trying to purge all of the perishables from the fridge which included two zucchini (makeing the Tortill-less Tortilla soup too) and oh my goodness....fantastic! Never would have thought of it, but love that crunch texture and pizza flavor minus the calories. What a great treat! Reply


    August 1, 2009

    I make these often- they are SOOO yummy!! They definitely satiate my constant pizza craving! Reply

    Gina @

    July 22, 2010

    Hey Roni, thanks for the suggestion, made these and loved them!! Reply

    Krista S.

    August 21, 2013

    I watched this video again tonight and just have to say how much I miss these! I still remember when Ryan was this cute! Anyway, I'm making these this week and can hardly wait. Reply