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Low-Carb Pizza Bites

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (8 Reviews)

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Updated January 27, 2008

These are like pizza-flavored mini-quiches using pepperoni as the crust in a mini-muffin pan. They also can be made without the pepperoni. You can use small amounts of whatever pizza ingredients you like.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ cup sugar-free pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or combination mozzarella and other cheese such as Parmesan
  • ¼ cup finely minced green pepper or other pizza topping
  • 24 slices of thin-sliced pepperoni, preferably in large thin slices

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350° F.
  1. Poke the pepperoni slices into the bottoms of the mini-muffin cups, or butter the cups well if you aren't using the pepperoni (I find that oiling the pans doesn't work as well).
  2. Cream the cream cheese with a mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add eggs, garlic, and oregano, and beat until smooth.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in by hand.
  4. Fill the muffin cups with the egg and cheese mixture.
  5. Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and set in center. Remove from oven, and cool for a few minutes (5-10), then run a knife around the top to loosen (I use a plastic knife for my nonstick pan). Remove to a plate.

Makes 24 pieces

Nutritional Information: Each piece with pepperoni has 1 gram effective carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, and 67 calories. Without pepperoni, each has 1 gram effective carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, and 47 calories.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Amazing., Guest ChicagoBri

I've made these several times now. I'm from Chicago where pizza rules, sorry NY-ers. Being on low carb is tough when you get the pizza craving but these are a superb alternative. I find it comes out a little crisper if you pre-bake the pepperoni slices for about a minute or two in the mini muffin pan before adding the filling. Also, I've added finely chopped green pepper, mushroom, olives, etc. Love the alfredo sauce tip...will definitely be trying that. The Classico Garlic Alfredo is great and very low carb. If you ARE from Chicago and ever need the real thing, there is always the crustless pizza from Lou Malnati's. If you are a sausage lover, this is perfect!

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