- 4 cups packed freshly shredded raw zucchini not yet drained (about 2 medium zucchini)
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 thick slices of mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce
- 6 fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add shredded 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 2 1/2 cups of zucchini remaining. It is okay that the zucchini is still damp. If you've made cauliflower crust before, you do not need to wring zucchini as dry as the cauliflower.
Add in eggs, flour, shredded Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Divide zucchini , evenly into four servings and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula, thin and spread out the divided batters to form four bread squares measuring 4.5-inch x 4.5-inch x 1/4 inch.
Bake in 450°F oven for about 15 minutes or until the surface starts to turn a light brown. Gently, using a spatula, flip breads over and cook an additional 10 minutes or until the tops of the breads are a light brown.
Remove from oven and flip the breads again. The side on top should now be crispy. The underside will be slightly softer but this will be the inner bread sections where you will place the cheese.
Spread two slices of zucchini bread with tomato sauce (on the softer side, not the crispier side). Place a slice of cheese each on top of each tomato spread. Place basil across. Place remaining zucchini breads on top (crispy side facing on top), to form the sandwiches. Place the sandwiches into your oven and broil for a few minutes (about 5-10) until cheese is melted and breads are toasty.
- For step by step photos showing how to make a zucchini crust check out my original Zucchini Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches post.