Experience the joy of zucchini pizza bites, a healthier take on the classic finger food. In the air fryer, zucchini slices become tender and crisp, serving as the perfect canvas for a mini pizza masterpiece. Topped with rich tomato sauce, gooey melted cheese, and your favorite toppings, these bites are a symphony of flavors. A guilt-free snack or appetizer that celebrates the delicious fusion of zucchini and pizza, leaving you savoring every bite.
- 2 medium-sized zucchini
- Olive oil (for brushing)
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite pizza toppings (e.g., sliced pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.)
- Italian seasoning or dried basil (for garnish)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat Your Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Prepare the Zucchini:
- Wash the zucchini and cut them into thick rounds, about 1/2-inch (1.27 cm) thick.
- Place the zucchini rounds on a paper towel or kitchen towel to absorb any excess moisture.
- Brush with Olive Oil:
- Lightly brush both sides of each zucchini round with olive oil. This will help them become crispy in the air fryer.
- Season the Zucchini:
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on each zucchini round.
- Air Fry the Zucchini Rounds:
- Place the seasoned zucchini rounds in a single layer in the EaZy MealZ Round Air Fry Crisper Basket. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Air fry the zucchini rounds at 375°F (190°C) for about 6-8 minutes or until they start to become tender and slightly golden.
- Add Pizza Toppings:
- Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce onto each zucchini round.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
- Add your favorite pizza toppings to each round.
- Air Fry Again:
- Place the topped zucchini rounds back into the EaZy MealZ Round Air Fry Crisper Basket.
- Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for an additional 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
- Garnish and Serve:
- Remove the zucchini pizza bites from the air fryer and sprinkle them with Italian seasoning or dried basil for garnish.
- Serve your zucchini pizza bites hot as a tasty and low-carb snack or appetizer.
Feel free to customize your zucchini pizza bites with your favorite pizza toppings and seasonings to create your perfect bite-sized pizza treats!