Homemade Zucchini Pizza Bites Recipe

Servings: 4

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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (look for a low-sugar or sugar-free option)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: sliced olives, diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, etc.


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly coat it with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the zucchini rounds on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly season them with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon a small amount of marinara sauce onto each zucchini round, spreading it evenly to cover the surface.
  4. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the marinara sauce on each zucchini round.
  5. Add any optional toppings you desire, such as sliced olives, diced bell peppers, or sliced mushrooms.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the grated Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, and garlic powder. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the zucchini rounds.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the zucchini is tender.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  9. Serve the zucchini pizza bites hot, garnished with fresh basil or parsley if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 85

Total Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 250mg

Total Carbohydrates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 6g

Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on the specific ingredients used and any optional toppings added.

Here’s a breakdown of the points for each ingredient:

  1. Zucchinis (2 medium): Zucchinis are very low in calories and SmartPoints. Let’s estimate it at around 0 points.
  2. Marinara sauce (1/2 cup): The points for marinara sauce can vary depending on the brand and specific ingredients used. Look for a low-sugar or sugar-free option to minimize points. Let’s estimate it at around 2-3 SmartPoints for 1/2 cup.
  3. Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup): Part-skim mozzarella cheese is lower in fat and calories compared to full-fat cheese, resulting in fewer SmartPoints. Let’s estimate it at around 4-5 SmartPoints for 1/2 cup.
  4. Grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup): Parmesan cheese is typically higher in SmartPoints due to its higher fat content. Let’s estimate it at around 5-6 SmartPoints for 1/4 cup.
  5. Dried oregano (1 teaspoon) and garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon): Spices are generally very low in calories and SmartPoints. Let’s estimate them at around 0 points.
  6. Salt and pepper: If used in moderation, salt and pepper are 0 points.
  7. Optional toppings (sliced olives, diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, etc.): The points for optional toppings will depend on their specific nutritional values. Let’s estimate them at around 0-1 SmartPoints per serving, depending on the toppings chosen.

Now, let’s add up the estimated points:

  • Zucchinis: 0 points
  • Marinara sauce: 2-3 points
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese: 4-5 points
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 2-4 points
  • Dried oregano and garlic powder: 0 points
  • Salt and pepper: 0 points
  • Optional toppings: 0-1 points

So, the total SmartPoints for the ingredients would be around 6-13 points,

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