This Crustless Zucchini Pie Recipe is low-carb, gluten free and absolutely delicious. So, go ahead and have a second slice!
I love pasta and pizza...and my spiralizer. (And zukes. I love zucchini too!) So after having traditional Spaghetti Pie with my family one day and Zucchini Noodle Alfredo the next, Crustless Zucchini Pie was born.
It's easily customized with your favorite toppings, just like a pizza. But, it's also a bit like a cheesy crustless quiche. So, use a fork when it comes time to eat.
an obsession a personal challenge of mine to sneak a good dose of veggies where they're not expected (case in point Zucchini Brownies.) I'm particularly fond of swapping out the carbs in pizza, as in spaghetti squash pizza crust and cheesy cauliflower pizza bites.
Once zucchini is in season, this is my go-to veggie-loaded pizza dish on pizza night!
How to Make Crustless Zucchini Pie
We recommend a spiralizer for this recipe. I got mine for under $20. It's small and has greatly increased the consumption of vegetables in our house. Check out our Amazon store for brand suggestions if you don't have one.
Spiralize a large zucchini to yield about 2 cups of noodles. Press out excess moisture, if necessary. Toss the zucchini noodles with egg and olive oil, then layer them in the bottom of a 9 inch round or square pan.
If you're ready to make this recipe tonight and don't have a zoodle maker, then use a vegetable peeler to make zucchini strips like we did for Zucchini Ribbons Sauteed in Garlic and Rosemary. Or, chop the zucchini into uniform, bite-sized pieces!
Variation: I'm whispering...you can also use half cooked pasta noodles and half zucchini noodles if your family is a little resistant to change!
Next, mix the cheeses and garlic together and drop spoonfuls of the mixture over the noodles in the pan. Use your fingertips or the back of a spoon to spread it in an even layer, leaving a "crust" around the edge.
Think pizza and add toppings. We used sliced tomato and basil. Other options:
Did I get you thinking? Sprinkle a little extra cheese over the top before it goes into the oven.
Bake until the noodles have set. Once they have, we were able to easily slide this out of the pan with a large spatula.
Slice it with a pizza cutter and enjoy!
Make ahead tips: Spiralize zucchini ahead of time. Make the cheese mixture ahead of time too. Assemble the recipe just before cooking and enjoy!
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Crustless Zucchini Pie Recipe
- 1 large zucchini spiralized to yield about 2 cups of noodles
- 1-2 garlic cloves pressed or minced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese + a little extra to sprinkle on top
- ⅔ cup ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese + a little extra to sprinkle on top shredded or grated
- 1 tomato sliced thin (we used a Roma tomato)
- 7-8 Fresh basil leaves cut into thin strips (stacked, rolled and cut using kitchen shears)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toss zucchini noodles, olive oil, and egg together and then
- Layer noodles in a 9 inch baking dish that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix cheeses and garlic together in a small bowl.
- Place Tablespoon-sized drops over the top of the zucchini noodles, leaving about a ½ inch "crust" around the edges.
- Press cheese mixture down with fingers or the back of a spoon.
- Top with tomato slices, fresh basil and a sprinkling of Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
- Slice with a pizza cutter, but eat with a fork!
Spiralizers are such great tools, and this pizza pie is such a creative way to use it! What a great way to cut down on the carbs.
The Food Hunter
this is such a wonderful idea...I see a lot of pizza in my future
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer
Yup. this is going on the meal plan next week!I might even add some grilled chicken for some extra protein! This looks AMAZING! Genius
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
I need to get a spiralizer so I can make this! I love sneaking veggies into my favorite foods 🙂
Now I need a spiralizer...I've got to get one to make this pie! What a creative way to sneak in more veggies. I love this recipe, Marjorie. It's so colorful and vibrant and I'm so craving a taste!!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
This is such a great use for zucchini! I really need to get a spiralizer and try this - it looks incredible!
Mischa @ Accidental Farm Wife
What a great idea! And looks so easy! Adding spiralizer to my must buy now list.
heather @french press
you definitely win for most creative use of zoodles, now I really need to get myself a spiralizer
Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart
I love, love, love zucchini and this is a tremendous way to use it. I need a spiralizer - I've been wanting one for a while now. 🙂
I love that you used zucchini as the crust. This another recipe making me want to get my spiralizer out.
Nancy [email protected]
Okay now I want a spiralizer! This looks incredibly delicious! Love that there is ricotta cheese in this!
Now that is creative. I can't wait to try this. I love the use of zucchini noodles for the crust.
Jessica (Savory Experiments)
Great recipe! I can't wait to give it a try- trying to eat healthier and low carb in this house!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
A second slice... um...I'll take the whole dang pizza haha. I have a mild obsession with zucchini!!
Heather | girlichef
This is so much fun - I love this noodley crust! And I love your (whispered) tip about using half pasta noodles...that sounds really tasty, too.
Half the family liked this, but it was more not very firm like a pizza. Will try this again, but will use shredded zucchini instead.
This is such an awesome idea! I love that it's another unique and healthy way I can use my spiralizer!
Definitely! Love my spiralizer!
I love this easy recipe! Such a great use of all those summer zucchini!
Thanks! It's a fun way to use this popular veggie!
Shredded the zucchini and squeezed out the moisture. Mixed with egg and baked before toppings to get a firmer 'crust'. A little sauce, the cheeses and put the pan under the broiler (don't let it burn!) till the cheese bubbles and browns. It's not crisp but it's really good.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your tips.