This Easy Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe is a great way to sneak some nutrition into homemade pizza night! It's a fluffy, delicious homemade pizza dough that your whole family will love, and no one can even tell that there's zucchini inside!
In a large bowl, combine ½ cup water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes until foamy (proofed).
Place remaining ½ cup water, zucchini and olive oil into the container of a Vitamix blender.
Blend, starting on low speed & increasing to high until the mixture is smooth and uniform throughout.
Pour zucchini mixture into the proofed yeast mixture and stir to combine.
Add 2 ¼ cups flour and 1 tsp sea salt and stir to combine.
Dump dough mixture onto a floured surface and knead by hand for 2 minutes, form dough into a ball, adding more flour as needed to form a slightly tacky dough ball.
Put dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a warm, damp towel and let rise for 60 minutes (or until doubled in size). NOTE: This is optional, you can simply bake the dough without letting it rise and still get great results!
After dough has risen, preheat oven to 450 degrees (If using a pizza stone, put stone in oven while it preheats).
Place zucchini pizza dough on a well-floured surface and roll into your desired shape and size. (I recommend a 14” round pizza).
If baking on a pizza stone:
Set dough on parchment paper. Add pizza sauce and toppings.
Use a pizza paddle to transfer pizza onto the stove in the preheated oven.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until crust is browned on the bottom and cheese is melted and slightly browned.
If baking on a baking pan:
Place rolled dough onto the baking pan.
Pre-bake dough for 5 minutes in the preheated oven until it slightly sets. If any bubbles form, pop them with a fork.
Remove from oven and add pizza sauce and toppings.
Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until crust is browned on the bottom and cheese is melted and slightly browned.
Remove pizza from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Cut and eat!
Zucchini Pizza Crust https://joyfoodsunshine.com/zucchini-pizza-crust/ August 18, 2019