Low Carb Pizza Bites

Low Carb Pizza Bites

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These low carb pizza bites are my second attempt at dethroning my infamous cheeseburger bites as the most popular savory muffin recipe on the blog. While my low carb taco bites were a worthy opponent, I think this recipe is the true challenger. You’ll have to try all three and let me know which is your favorite! 

Each one of these pizza bites has roughly 50 calories, 4 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat. They’re highly customizable with your choice of toppings going inside, but the recipe calls for the best topping combo known to man—pineapple and jalapeño. 

Ingredients for Low Carb Pizza Bites

You can split the ingredients into toppings and muffin “batter” groups. Here’s a look at what you’ll need for the toppings: 

  • turkey pepperoni slices
  • peeled garlic or minced garlic
  • pickled jalapeño slices 
  • pineapple tidbits 

Keep in mind, you can swap the jalapeño and pineapple for mushrooms, olives, or whatever toppings you prefer. As long as you stay away from anchovies, you’re golden. 

diced pepperoni, garlic, and jalapeño in a skillet

And here’s everything you’ll need for the “batter” of your pizza bites: 

  • pizza sauce or marinara
  • fat free Greek yogurt
  • liquid egg whites
  • shredded mozzarella
  • shredded parmesan 
  • Italian bread crumbs (could use crushed pork rinds for GF/lower carb pizza bites)

pizza bites batter ingredients in a mixing bowl

And that’s it. As you can see in the photos above, the recipe is as simple as mixing everything together and putting in a muffin tin or silicone molds. (You can find the silicone mold I use on my Amazon list.) 

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, a 12-muffin tin works fine. We make the cheeseburger bites in large batches of 12 all the time in our house. The bake time may be affected slightly, with a few minutes extra doing the trick. 

pepperoni pizza bites on a white plate with a bowl of marinara

Final Recipe Notes

Your topping selection may affect the cook time a tiny bit. That said, these are hard to mess up. Just keep an eye on them and unless you burn them, they’ll be fine. 

Also, they might seem a bit moist or soft when they’re fresh out of the oven. Let them cool for 20-30 minutes and they’ll firm up. 

To reheat, you can microwave, bake, or air fry (my preferred method). One pro of making the smaller pizza bites (24 instead of 12) is that they’re easier to get crispy when reheating in the oven or air fryer.

low carb pizza muffins on a white plate

All right, that’s about it! If you have recipe questions, feel free to drop a comment at the bottom of this post. And if you make these low carb pizza bites, snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff. Or you can join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.

 

pizza bites on a white plate with a bowl of marinara dipping sauce
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Low Carb Pizza Bites

Mini pepperoni pizza muffins filled with cheese, marinara, and your choice of toppings.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword low carb, pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 pizza bites
Calories 47 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Pizza "Toppings"

  • 3 servings (90g) Turkey Pepperoni Slices diced
  • 1-2 cloves (20g) Peeled Garlic minced
  • 1/4 C (60g) Pickled Jalapeño Slices diced (optional)
  • 4 oz cup Pineapple Tidbits in Juice drained (optional)

Pizza Bite Mixture

  • 1/2 C (60g) Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 C (56g) Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 C (56g) Shredded Parmesan
  • 2/3 C (162g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1/2 C (126g) Pizza Sauce or Marinara I used Trader Joe's
  • 1/2 C (113g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and place a 24-muffin tin or silicone mold on a baking sheet. (You can also use a 12-muffin tin or mold to make larger pizza bites.)

  2. Dice the pepperoni slices and optional jalapeño slices and mince the garlic. Add the pepperoni, jalapeño, and pineapple to a skillet over high heat. Cook until the pepperoni is crisp before adding the minced garlic, about 3-5 minutes. Cook for an additional 30-60 seconds before removing from the heat.

    turkey pepperoni slices, jalapeño, pineapple, and minced garlic in a skillet
  3. While the pepperoni cooks, add the pizza bite mixture ingredients to a large bowl and stir well.

    pizza sauce, greek yogurt, cheese, breadcrumbs, and crushed red pepper in a mixing bowl
  4. Add the pepperoni mixture to the pizza bites mixture and stir well.

    pepperoni bites mixture before stirring everything together
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin mold, filling each all the way full.

    pizza bites in the muffin mold before baking
  6. Bake for 24-28 minutes or until the pizza bites are cooked through. Let them cool for 20-30 minutes before digging in.

Recipe Notes

  • Each pizza bite has 1 Smart Point.
  • Topping modifications may affect cook time. Make sure they're cooked through in the center. (Slightly soft is okay, they'll firm up after cooling.) 
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Pizza Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza bite)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3.5g 1%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Healthy Pizza Recipes You Might Like

Have a topping combo you love? Throw it on top of my low calorie pizza crust and thank me later.

holding a piece of low calorie pepperoni pizza over a plate with 4 more slices

And if you’d like an easy crust option, check out my low calorie pita pizzas roundup. You’ll find six topping combos on top of simple pitas. 

bbq chicken pita pizza on a baking sheet

These cheese and pepperoni filled pizza bites are perfect for your mid-day snack or feeding a crowd at your next get together. They're super easy to make and have just 50 calories and 4 carbs each!
Need a healthy appetizer or meal prep snack recipe? These low carb pizza bites have 50 calories each and are highly customizable so you can put your favorite toppings inside.


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