Best Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe #paleo #superbowl
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5 from 30 votes

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Bites - a fun, easy to make 5-Ingredient party snack to help curb your cravings so you keep your resolution this year. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cups
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 24 slices pepperoni, “sandwich style” (2+ inches wide)
  • 24 small basil leaves
  • 1 jar pizza sauce small jar
  • 24 mini mozzarella balls
  • black olives sliced (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Using kitchen shears, snip four 1/2 inch cuts around the edges of each pepperoni slice, leaving the center uncut. Each pepperoni should look like a circular cross. (See post image for clarification.)
  • Press each pepperoni down into a mini muffin pan. Bake for 5-6 minutes, until the edges are crispy, but the pepperoni is still red. Let the pepperoni cool in the pans for 5 minutes to crisp, so they hold their shape. Then move the cups to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.
  • Wipe the grease out of the muffin pan with a paper towel, then return the cups to the pan. Place a small basil leaf in the bottom of each cup, followed by 1/2 teaspoon of pizza sauce, a mini mozzarella ball, and an olive slice.
  • Place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese starts to melt. Allow the cups to cool again for 3-5 minutes before serving.


Paleo Adaptation: Make a paleo friendly version using almond or cashew cheese instead of the mozzarella balls.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.3mg