Saturday, August 11, 2012

Loaded Zucchini Bites Recipe Video


Really a great appetizer and travels well should you bring them to a party or even lunch at work.
You can make them a whole meal depending on the many kinds of toppings you choose. Whether all vegetarian or meat lover, this is a pizza tasting sensation of the summer!

 



Of course you can turn these into a big bite that will make these appetizers
the talk of the party or family gathering your at! The best thing about them, is they can be very inexpensive to make during the peak season when produce and fresh vegetables are in abundance!
 Spoon a small amount of sauce on zucchini slices, topped with spices and herbs.
 Bake around 10 minutes to slightly soften before adding the cheese on top.
2 or 3 large Zucchini, sliced on the diagional for longer slices around 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
2 cups pizza sauce or fresh marinara sauce
dried oregano, basil, parsley
garlic powder, salt,  pepper to taste
olive oil
shredded mozzarella or mozzarella blended cheeses
cooking spray
aluminum foil

Topping suggestions: pepperoni, cubed tomatoes, olives, sausage cooked and drained, sliced meatballs, feta cheese, spinach, ricotta cheese, mushrooms, peppers sliced thin, or numerous other pizza toppings you would prefer.
Preheat oven on 400 degrees.
Place slices of zucchini on a aluminum foil oiled sprayed cookie sheet.  Top with sauce and grating cheese, sprinkle with a little of each herb and spice. Bake on 400 degree hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes, pierce with a fork to see if they are tender. Remove from oven. Top with mozzarella cheese and your favorite topping suggestions. Drizzle with olive oil and put under a broiler until golden browned and cheese melts.