Zucchini Pizza Lasagna. In hindsight, I am amazed this idea did not come to me sooner. Three simple things, that just go together. And unlike those “Puppy Monkey Baby” commercials…the results of combining these three things we love is not something that will haunt you in your sleep.
It is zucchini season. And anyone who has ever planted zucchini always has the same question. “What am I going to do with all of these?”
So we began looking for something different to do with all the zucchinis. Then it came. You know those moments. How something jumps in your brain and your like, “how didn’t I think of this before?”. That is exactly what happened here. AND this was so good it is now a regular dinner around here.
We got to use our own zucchini from the garden and a nice fresh bell pepper. Vegetables are so crisp, juicy, and flavorful when you get to pick it from your own garden. We put a lot of work into planting and caring for these little guys all through the heat of the summer. Making sure they stay happy. Once it’s harvest time, it is that much more rewarding to get to bring them in and prepare a meal. I know not everyone has the space, or the time, to have a garden; so if your lucky to be near a farmers’ market, that would be the next best thing.
Living in the Midwest we have cold winters and hot summers, so planning the garden in the dead of winter helps get you through to spring, once your on the other side of Christmas, winter seems like forever. So the simple things in life are sometimes the best, and harvest time is right up there.
Some would probably say I’m a little bit crazy when they walk into my backyard. I may just be a little like the “crazy cat woman”, only with flowers. I plant a lot of flowers. The front yard looks pretty much like a normal person, but the back we have a privacy fence so not everyone knows what’s all back there. I’ll share a few of my favorites in a later post.
I have things set up almost like a cottage garden. The veggies are all in one central area. Everywhere else around the rest of the yard is a lot of annuals and perennials. Did I mention that I also save all my seeds from year to year? No, well, I do, and this is something else to get into more in a later post.
Now back to the star of this post, the zucchini pizza lasagna. This is so full of fresh veggies; zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion. I used sausage and pepperoni to make this like our favorite pizza. Sausage and pepperoni supreme. There are so many ways you can change this up to make it your new favorite. You could easily make it extra healthy by going vegan with it, or use turkey or chicken sausage, hamburger, whatever you want. But at our house we loved this recipe just as it is.
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This zucchini was so big we froze some of it.
Zucchini Plant with blossoms in the middle