Zucchini Breadsticks

zucchini-breadsticks-004Zucchini crust “bread” is topped with cheese for a low-carb alternative to traditional breadsticks.
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Do you remember my cauliflower breadsticks and zucchini pizza? Well this recipe combines them both. It has a thin, chewy, pizza-like crust, topped with bubbly, melted cheese. It’s super delicious and you get some extra vegetables into your body as well.
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I’ve been out of town for the last four days, so this Monday morning was particularly exhausting. But these breadsticks made everything just a little bit better.zucchini-breadsticks-6

Zucchini Breadsticks

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed freshly shredded raw zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add zucchini to a large bowl and let sit 10-15 minutes. Drain excess water from zucchini bowl. Using a tea towel or several sturdy paper towels, add in 1/2 cup of zucchini into towel and wring dry. Repeat with remaining zucchini. When you are finished, you should have about 1 cup of zucchini remaining.
  3. Add zucchini, egg, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, seasoning and flour to a large mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Dump zucchini mixture onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula, spread out the batter so that it forms a rectangle, approximately 9 inches by 7 inches and just slightly under 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Bake in oven about 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and both sides are cooked. Remove fro oven and carefully flip crust over. Sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese across surface.
  6. Lower oven temperature to 425F. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to blister. If desired, sprinkle fresh chopped parsley across. Slice and serve.

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5 comments on “Zucchini Breadsticks”

  1. Can almond flour be used instead of all purpose flour?

    • I haven’t tried, but I think so. I was actually thinking when I was making it that almond flour would probably work to make it gluten free.

  2. Hey there!
    Are eggs necessary? If so then what could I use instead of eggs?
    Thanks!

    • yes the eggs are needed as a binding agent. I am sure there are substitutes but I have not tried any, so I don’t know the success. A few people mentioned flax seed might work.

  3. Ooh this looks amazing! Must try! Thanks for sharing! 

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