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Korny Zucchini Pizza

ready for the party

ready for the party

This is a recipe that I just love and I adapted into an appetizer for a Halloween Party.

It is Gluten Free so also a favorite at our house.  It uses a great deal of zucchini, which can be a relief from the prolific garden.

I keep containers of zucchini in the freezer to use for ‘quick action’ to produce this food – when the cravings set in!

Crust:
2 pounds of zucchini
1 tablespoon honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
2.5 cups cornmeal
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 375’F.  Cut zucchini in large chunks and steam until tender (use very little water to steam).  Puree Zucchini.  Mix honey, eggs and oil with the puree.  Combine the cornmeal, salt, and baking powder, Min the dry and wet ingredients, stirring until smooth.  Turn into a greased large pizza pan until mixture is ¾ inch evenly thick. Bake for 12-15 minutes just until corn bread begins to pull in from the sides of the pan.

For the Halloween party, I used my custard cups and since I just have 4, I put them in the oven with 2 Serving Spoons full of the dough and then cooked them for about 10 minutes – cooled them about 5 minutes, turned them out of the cups and righted them.  I did this process 4 times which made 15 bite size pizza crusts.

Topping:
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 tsp. each of chili powder, oregano, and cumin
3 large ripe tomatoes, diced (I used cherry tomatoes for the appetizer size crusts)
1 medium zucchini, diced
Dried or fresh Basil (1/2 cup)
1.5 cups jack cheese, grated (or parmesan or pepper jack or mozzarella – you get the idea)

Options:
Make it without the cheese
Black Olives, sliced
Any other pizza basics you love!

Sauté onion in oil along with spices.  Spread onion mixture across top of corn bread, and then scatter zucchini and tomatoes on top.  Sprinkle with basil, then cheese.  Return to oven for 10 minutes.

I have two lovely huge pizza pans and one takes all the batter for the crust. If I need 2 pizzas then I must double the recipe.  Sometimes the middle of the crust does not cook well enough in the short original baking time.

Making them in the custard cups made for a better textured crust and were easier to re-warm and serve at the party.   They were quite the success and got rave reviews – especially the green color to the crust for Halloween delight!

ready for the oven

ready for the oven

I am hoping you will think about your “love” food and submit a recipe and picture of something you love to workshops at patriciaswisdom.com  by November 1,2009 for the Unicef Fundraiser Harvest Potluck?

What is your favorite yummy food?

14 Responses to “Korny Zucchini Pizza”

  1. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Wow, these look absolutely great – healthy, too!

  2. Jannie Funster Says:

    Second!!
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  3. Jannie Funster Says:

    I would LOVE those!! Would go lighter on the cumin and chili powder, ’cause of our wimpy palates but these would be a big hit chez Funster.

    Thanks!
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Like a bord on a wire, 12 — Funny Typos =-.

  4. Patricia Says:

    Vered,
    These were just gone a few minutes after I arrived at the party. Fast and easy to make and the men folk just really raved about them- especially my exercise physiologist

    Jannie
    Put the spices in first with the oil and use mild chili powder, the oil will meld the tastes and calm the palate so they will not be so spicey or distinctive.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Korny Zucchini Pizza =-.

  5. Talon Says:

    They look delicious. The bite-sized ones look sooo good! I wish I could reach into the computer!

    What a great way to use zucchuni. You get tired of zucchini bread – lol!

    Thanks for sharing this, Patricia.
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..A bird in the hand =-.

  6. Patricia Says:

    Talon,
    These are yummy and very fast to make, I do think I like the texture of the crust better as individual bites…so will need to find a correction when I make it in the bigger pan – when the troops are clamoring at the elbow!
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Korny Zucchini Pizza =-.

  7. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    These look absolutely yummy. And, easy.

    That’s a winning combination.
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Seize The Opportunity – A Pro Speaks =-.

  8. Kim Woodbridge Says:

    Those look SO good!! I have to admit, though, that I’m always hesitant to make something that requires a crust. 😉
    .-= Kim Woodbridge´s last blog ..12 Free WordPress Diet and Exercise Themes =-.

  9. Mama Zen Says:

    What a great idea! And, they look cute, too!
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  10. Patricia Says:

    Barbara,
    And they use so much zucchini! win,win, win!

    Kim,
    Think of it as a zucchini quiche and not a crust! Very easy..only problem I have truly encountered was putting the beaten egg in the zucchini puree when it was way too hot!!!

    Mama Zen,
    It took 2 of my kids awhile to like these but now they are great fans….and vegetarians…and I cook them and they don’t have too and they are easy! :)

  11. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia.
    I can just imagine the flavour of these with the cheese and basil. Yummy sounding. There’s something appetizing about tiny finger-foods… I’m fascinated that there is zucchini in the crust. And of course, loving that they are gluten-free.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Changing Seasons in Gentle Stride =-.

  12. Robin Says:

    Hi Patricia – I can see why you were “out to lunch” if you had these pizzas to munch on. Your photos are very good – especially the second one.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Ego Is Not A Dirty Word =-.

  13. Patricia Says:

    Davina,
    Yep! Gluten Free and lots of zucchini! Yummy too

    Robin,
    Thank you for your comments – My right hand has such a severe tremor I am thinking about getting a small tripod – I did get about a dozen good pictures this time; my IT only had time to insert 2 for this post….and the photos showed off my dirty oven, so I had to stop and clean it!
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Brian Williams – I could use a little help here =-.

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