Zucchini Pizza Skillet – Keto Pizza

Sharing a low carb keto pizza option today! My Zucchini Pizza is layered with fresh zucchini slices, pasta sauce and lots of cheese.It’s also keto friendly!

Keto Pizza

I’ve been enjoying eating low carb during the weekdays and created this delicious zucchini pizza skillet this week! It’s cheesy and so flavorful, even my teenagers enjoyed it!

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ingredients needed for zucchini pizza

What You’ll Need

  • extra virgin olive oil– You’ll use the olive oil to brush the bottom and sides of your cast iron skillet.
  • medium sized zucchini’s x 2– Check your produce section for a nice firm zucchini.
  • kosher salt– This course salt will season the zucchini slices.
  • freshly ground black pepper– For best tasting results, I always use freshly cracked black pepper.
  • dried oregano– You’ll season the pizza with a little dried oregano. Gives that nice pizza flavor.
  • marinara/pasta sauce– Use your favorite jarred pasta or marinara sauce for the recipe.
  • grated Parmesan cheese– I like to grab the fresh Parmesan in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
  • shredded mozzarella cheese– Shredded cheese goes on top of the pizza before baking.
  • pepperoni slices– Use your favorite pepperoni slices. Trader Joe’s has a good one I use often.
  • fresh basil (optional)– Fresh basil is a lovely touch to the top of the pizza if you have it available.

pouring olive oil in cast iron skillet

How To Make Keto Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and pour olive oil into bottom of 8 inch cast iron skillet swirling to coat bottom of skillet.
  2. Start layering zucchini slices into bottom of skillet. When one layer covers the bottom of the skillet, season zucchini slices with a pinch of salt, oregano and pepper. Continue this same method until all of your zucchini slices have been used. Spoon pizza sauce over zucchini slices, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, then top even with shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with quartered pepperoni slices, sprinkle with a pinch or two more dried oregano and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from oven, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil and serve hot by spooning onto serving plates. This pizza is not meant to cut into wedges. Also note, be cautious of the hot skillet handle. The cast iron skillet stays very hot for quite a long time.

layering zucchini slices in cast iron skillet

Layer zucchini slices into bottom of cast iron skillet seasoning each layer with salt, pepper and oregano.

What Is A Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate, low sugar diet. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. The Keto diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. When starting a new diet, always consult with your doctor.

layering pasta sauce over zucchini slices in cast iron skillet

Spoon marinara sauce evenly over zucchini slices.

layering cheeses over zucchini pizza

Sprinkle top of marinara sauce with grated Parmesan Cheese and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

layering pepperoni slices over cheese for zucchini pizza

Place quartered pepperoni slices over shredded cheese and sprinkle with more dried oregano.

hot baked keto pizza in cast iron skillet

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes, until hot and cheese bubbly. Serve hot, being careful of the hot cast iron skillet when serving. Place a towel or hot pad that fits the handle to prevent burns.

keto pizza served in cast iron skillet

Now this is how I like my zucchini! So good.

keto pizza hot served in cast iron skillet

How To Serve Zucchini Pizza

This zucchini pizza is meant to be spooned onto a plate or into a bowl. Not intended to be cut into wedges like traditional pizza. Serve hot/warm with a side salad if desired.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover pizza skillet in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Microwave as needed to warm.

keto pizza

Zucchini Pizza Skillet - Keto Pizza

This Zucchini Pizza Skillet is keto friendly, low carb and cheesy fantastic! Such a great skillet dinner.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $20
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Equipment

  • 8 inch cast iron skillet
  • Oven
  • chef knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini's sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 pepperoni slices quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • sprig of fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and pour olive oil into bottom of 8 inch cast iron skillet swirling to coat bottom of skillet.
  • Start layering zucchini slices into bottom of skillet. When one layer covers the bottom of the skillet, season zucchini slices with a pinch of salt, oregano and pepper. Continue this same method until all of your zucchini slices have been used. Spoon pizza sauce over zucchini slices, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, then top even with shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with quartered pepperoni slices, sprinkle with a pinch or two more dried oregano and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from oven, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil and serve hot by spooning onto serving plates. This pizza is not meant to cut into wedges. Also note, be cautious of the hot skillet handle. The cast iron skillet stays very hot for quite a long time.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Pamela M heward

    s this is PamI’m going to going to try going to try that keto zucchini pizza. keto I am happy to try that I’m glad to see that you are having gluten free recipes/ keto recipes they ALLlook delish thanks again Pam and Ron in Idaho

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