Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups

Easy 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowlEasy to make 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups, a fun party snack to help curb your cravings so you keep your resolution this year.

5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl
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The worst part of any diet is the snacks.

Am I right?!

I can deal with light low carb breakfasts. I can deal with salad and protein for lunch. I can even deal with (and often enjoy the challenge of) lean healthy dinners.


However when it comes to quick snacks, carrot sticks and raw almonds get old really fast.

Simple 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

If your new year’s resolution was to cut carbs this year, I’ve got a party snack that will help you stay on the straight and narrow, right on through Super Bowl!

Today’s Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups require only 5 simple ingredients to make, and satisfy serious pizza cravings in one bite.

Making 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

These Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups are extremely low in carbs and are also gluten free. Plus, once the cups are baked, drain them on a paper towel to remove extra fat!

You can even make a paleo version by using almond or cashew cheese.

How to Make 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

Start with large “sandwich style” pepperoni slices that are at least 2 inches wide. You can find them in the deli section at the grocery store.

Snip 4 – 1/2 inch cuts to help the pepperoni fit down into mini muffin pans better. (You can skip this step and just press them down in the muffin pans, Yet the cups aren’t as nicely shaped and don’t drain as well.)

HOW TO: 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

Bake the pepperoni cups for 5 minutes. Cool for a few minutes in the pan so they firm up. Then move the cups to a paper towel to drain off the grease.

The cups can now be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or you can fill them with any filling you like and enjoy right away!

Low Carb Pepperoni Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

For the Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups, wipe the grease out of the pan and place the cups back in. Put a small basil leaf in the bottom of each cup, followed by a little bit of pizza sauce, a mini mozzarella ball, and an olive slice.

Bake the cups again for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese, then dive in!

Make this 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

Best 5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

You might be tempted to skip the pre-baking and pepperoni cup cooling, and just add all the ingredients into the cups at the beginning. I encourage you to resist the temptation. Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups are much crispier and hold their shape better if you prebake the cups before you fill them.

However, you can drain the cups at the end to save time. It’s up to you.

Best Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl

5-Ingredient Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups are a life-saver during diet season.

Take them to office events, cocktail parties, and or course to your Super Bowl party. They will help you resist the chip bowl all evening long!

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30 comments on “Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups

  1. 2pots2cookposted January 26, 2017 at 5:42 am Reply

    This is a perfect solution for my son’s birthday that is getting closer. I would maybe use the mild version of salami slices. Great! Thank you !

  2. Kankanaposted January 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

    This is such a fun treat! Perfect for party and after school snack :)

  3. Jenny Flakeposted January 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Love this idea Sommer!!

  4. Jenposted January 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to try these!!

  5. Maris (In Good Taste)posted January 27, 2017 at 1:36 am Reply

    These are so cute — perfect for next time I go on a low carb kick :-)

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  7. Snoodlesposted February 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Just made these! Awesome! I suggest leaving the completed snacks in the muffin tin for five minutes, not two or three. I had better luck with them holding their shape.  Great flavor, thanks for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
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  11. Lainyposted July 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply

    What is the macro (protein/fat/carb) breakdown for these? I made them yesterday and they were delicious and am currently doing Keto diet and need to know for tracking, thanks!

    Rating: 5
  12. Oliviaposted August 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply

    This looks so simple and delicious! Do you think this recipe could work in the microwave? I’d love to make this in my dorm room.

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  17. Taraposted November 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Easy, fun and so good !  Subbed salami for pepperoni and worked out great. 

    Rating: 5
  18. heatherposted November 19, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply

    Just wondering if you tried to freeze these and re cook them 

    Rating: 5
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  20. Brendaposted December 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Can u sub for the basil?

    • Sommerposted December 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm Reply

      Hi Brenda,

      Absolutely! Use any fresh herbs you like, or just omit the basil. :)

  21. Brendaposted December 9, 2017 at 6:08 am Reply

    love this recipe!, i had no clue that something this savory would be taught to be so…

    Rating: 5
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  23. Kelceyposted December 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I am wondering about the nutritional information.The serving size says 24 cups. Is it 48 Calories for all 24 cups or is it 48 calories per cup?

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted January 9, 2018 at 9:50 pm Reply

      Hi Kelcey,

      Sorry about that! We had a service help us do our nutritional facts and there are some typos here and there. I’m in the process of finding them all. Anyway, the nutritional facts are for 1 mini pizza cup. :)

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  25. Sally Cojocariuposted January 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Whats the best way to keep these? Can they be frozen or refrigerated??

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  27. Melanieposted February 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I just made this! I did not have a mini muffin pan so I took 3 pepperoni and cut them as instructed so they could fill the regular size muffin pan. I followed every thing else and they came out perfect. Of course I will have to adjust nutritional values but they were delicious!!!

    Rating: 5
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