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Zucchini Pizza for Baby & Toddler

Easy and delicious way to get your baby/toddler to try and enjoy zucchini. These homemade zucchini pizzas are cheesy and healthy and a perfect lunch, dinner or snack.
Course dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian-inspired
Diet Gluten Free
Fridge Life? 3 days
Freezable? 3 months
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15 pizzas
Calories 35kcal
Author Dora

Equipment

  • Stainless Steel Baking Trays

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini large
  • 3.5 oz shredded mozzarella 100g
  • 5 tbsp canned tomatoes
  • tsp date syrup (or sugar)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion medium-sized
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking paper.
  • Wash the zucchinis (and peel IF you want to) and cut into about 15 pieces that are around 1 inch (1 cm) thick. Place them on the baking paper.
  • Peel and slice the onion into tiny pieces.
  • Peel and slice the garlic cloves into tiny pieces.
  • Put the olive oil into a pot or pan and heat over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the pot/pan and let cook for a few minutes.
  • Pour the canned tomatoes and add the spices - sugar, basil and oregano.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the tomato sauce on the zucchinis and cover with shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for about 10 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

Cook over low-to-medium heat. Don't by any chance add the veggies while your pan/pot is on high heat. I actually wouldn't even recommend that you heat it over high heat but rather medium heat. The reason for this is that if you add the veggies to a really heated pan they will simply burn from the outside.
Make sure your sauce is thick enough. To prevent the tomato sauce from "falling" off the zucchini slices, you need to make sure that it is thick enough. This means that if you see while cooking that it is a bit liquidy, you need to turn up the heat and let the liquid evaporate from the sauce. Which might require a slightly longer cooking time.
Know your baking time. The time of 25 minutes for baking the Zucchini Pizzas might not be the ideal time for your oven. You want your zucchinis to be soft but not mushy. And you'll know this by sticking a fork in one while baking and checking it out. You also don't want your sauce and cheese to be burnt so once you see they're getting the brownish color on the edges, you know it's time to take them out of the oven.
Serving Advice for Baby and Toddler
We would recommend serving this to babies when then are ready for pincer grasp, so probably 9 months +, and then cut them into bite size pieces the size of pinky fingernails. 
If serving for babies under 9 months remove the skin as their digestive system may have a hard time digesting it. 
Toddlers - serve them as small pizzas.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg