Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites {0 Net Carbs}

keto pizza bites

These keto pepperoni pizza bites have 0 net carbs per bite and taste just like pepperoni pizza!

I first started a keto diet 3 months ago, and of all of the cravings I have had, pizza has been the strongest!

I am a believer that any kind of food can be modified to make it low carb, and pepperoni pizza is no exception.

A couple friends of mine recently had a get together, and several of us are on a keto diet, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to make some low carb snacks.

Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites

These keto-friendly pepperoni pizza appetizers are made with crispy pepperonis, pizza sauce, melted mozzarella, and topped with a sprinkle of basil (optional).

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each pepperoni about half way up the top, bottom, left, and right side – in the pattern of a cross.

Place the pepperonis in a mini muffin pan, allowing the cut sides to overlap and create a cup.

Place the pepperonis in a preheated oven for 5 minutes, until crispy.

Remove the pepperonis from the pan and use a paper towel to absorb the residual grease from the muffin pans.

Return the pepperonis to the pan.

Next, you’ll spoon half a teaspoon of pizza sauce into each cup. Then place a small cube of mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.

These go back into the oven for 2 – 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Remove pepperonis from the pan, transfer to a plate, then garnish with diced fresh basil (optional).

Ingredients

  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup mozzarella cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • fresh basil shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut each pepperoni about half way up the top, bottom, left, and right side – in the pattern of a cross.
  • Place the pepperonis in a mini muffin pan, allowing the cut sides to overlap and create a cup.
  • Bake pepperonis in a preheated oven for 5 minutes, until crispy.
  • Remove the pepperonis from the pan and use a paper towel to absorb the residual grease from the muffin pans. Return the pepperonis to the pan.
  • Next, spoon half a teaspoon of pizza sauce into each cup. Then place a small cube of mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Return to the oven for 2 – 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.Remove pepperonis from the pan, transfer to a plate, then garnish with diced fresh basil (optional).

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