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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

the kitchen of Julie Wolski

This is something I really enjoy making when I get the taste for it! Who knew zucchini could taste so good!

4 cups shredded zucchini-about 5 small zucchini
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 Tblsp. parmesan cheese
2 oz. (1/2 cup) cheese, mozzarella and cheddar
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 lb. ground beef
2 oz. pepperoni, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese, or a mix of both

Shred zucchini and mix the zucchini with 2 eggs, parmesan cheese, 2 oz. of cheese and Italian seasoning.
Press zucchini mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 in. glass baking dish.
Bake the crust uncovered for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

While the crust bakes, brown the ground beef in a large pan.
Add in the onion, pepperoni and spaghetti sauce and cook until onion is soft, about 5 - 7 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven. Pour the meat and sauce over the crust.
Top with peppers, sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees or until the pizza is heated through and the cheese is melted and slightly browned. For easy serving, allow this dish to stand for 2 - 3 minutes before slicing and serving.

Terri's Notes:
~ Don't forget to sprinkle in your own favorite toppings, your favorite cheese, black olives, mushrooms, even an extra dash of parmesan.


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