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Low Carb Pizza Cups

With so many uncertainties and points of contention in the world today, I think we can all agree that pizza is one of the top five foods in existence. After all, I don’t think you’d be reading this if you weren’t a fellow pizza lover. The problem with pizza, however, is its unfriendliness to our waistlines. This low carb pizza cups recipe aims to conquer just that. And with only 0.6 grams of carbs and 60 calories per pizza cup, it does a stand-up job.

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Ingredients for Low Carb Pizza Cups

To make this recipe even more awesome, the ingredient list is a short one. You could make modifications based on your goals. For example, I used regular shredded mozzarella instead of fat-free like the recipe calls for. If you have higher fat needs (i.e. keto), you could add whole eggs in place of some of the egg whites or use pork pepperoni. And as always, you can add more cheese.

low carb pizza cups ingredients

As for how you season these, I used a blend of Italian-themed spices via Mrs. Dash’s Italian Medley. Feel free to use fresh garlic, oregano, or any spices you like.

low carb pizza cups

The only other ingredient note would be about dipping sauce. You could make a low carb marinara with whole tomatoes and herbs, but I like to keep things simple. Newman’s Own Marinara has fewer than 10 calories and 1-2g of carbs per tablespoon. Unless you’re going sauce crazy, you should only need a few tablespoons. There are several pre-made marinaras with favorable calories and macros. Just keep an eye on the labels and serving sizes.

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Okay, here’s the pizza cups recipe.

low carb pizza cups

Low Carb Pizza Cups

Yield: 12 Pizza Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The perfect make-ahead meal or snack option with only 60 calories and 9 grams of protein per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C (368g) Liquid Egg Whites, or 8 eggs, separated
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3/4 C (84g) Fat-Free Shredded Mozzarella
  • 34 slices (60g) Turkey Pepperoni
  • 1/4 C (28g) Shredded Parmesan
  • 1-2 tsp Mrs. Dash Italian Medley, or seasoning of your choice
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Dice 1 serving of pepperonis. Mix egg whites, eggs, mozzarella, diced pepperoni, and seasoning in a large bowl. 
  3. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and add 1 whole pepperoni to the bottom of each mold. 
  4. Fill the muffin tin with egg mixture, topping with the remaining pepperoni (5 if you used 12 at the bottom) and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 24-26 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Each pizza cup has 1 Smart Point
  • Entire Recipe: 725 Calories | 106g of Protein | 7g of Carbs | 30g of Fat
  • If you want a crispier pizza cup, you can try adding a serving or two of breadcrumbs and slightly reducing the amount of egg whites. You can also extend the bake time as long as the tops of your pizza cups aren't burning. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Pizza Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 8.8g

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Delicious pizza flavor without the carbs. These pizza cups have 0.6 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein per pizza cup with only 61 calories!

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Kiana

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Hello! Just wondering if these freeze well?

Mason Woodruff

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

I'm not much of a freezer around here, but my Facebook group is full of them. And they seem to love the cheeseburger bites and mini muffins as freezer prep recipes.

Haili

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

I followed the recipe as it is listed and mine made 19 muffins. Where did i go wrong?

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Likely just a different sized muffin tin. You can multiply the macros by the number of muffins to get the total macros and divide by 19 if you need adjustments like this in the future.

Anonymous

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

How do you calculate the calories? Like, how do you know that 60 calories per serving is accurate

Mason Woodruff

Friday 31st of July 2020

I use a food database like MyFitnessPal to log all the individual ingredients then divide the total nutrition facts by the numbers of servings/pizza cups.

Sharon B

Saturday 18th of July 2020

Really good and easy to make

Abby M

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

So I am VERY new to the macro counting game. Reason I was so reluctant to start is because I am terrible, and I mean terribleeee, at cooking. Luckily enough, this was the simplest thing I have ever made and it was delicious! Mason's recipes give me the confidence that I CAN do and stick to this. Super excited to be trying out many more in the near future!

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