The 21-year-old returned to action with the U23 side with a 45-minute effort in a 2-2 draw against Derby County.
French defender Zouma has been sidelined since seriously injuring his knee in February but the light is certainly at the end of the tunnel now.
“I’m pleased about this because Zouma is a young player but a good player,” said Conte ahead of Wednesday night’s EFL Cup clash with West Ham United.
“After the West Ham game, I hope to see him working with us in training.
“I’m very happy he played with the Under-23s and he had a good response in terms of the physical aspect.”