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Monday, 12 March 2018

Pepperoni Pizza Bites : Low Carb

Looking for a tasty change ... why not try some baked pepperoni. It makes spicy, crisp shells for sautéed veggies topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella. Read on for the recipe ... 

Serves 6
4.5g carb per serving

12 deli sliced sandwich-size pepperoni (about 3 inches across)
1/4 cup minced green peppers
3/4 cup minced yellow onion, divided into three portions
1/4 cup minced mushrooms
1/4 cup minced broccoli
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grated whole milk mozzarella
3 tbsp. minced fresh basil

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1. Preheat oven to 400°F. / 200°C. / Gas Mark 6
2. To prepare pepperoni cups, cut two one-inch slits on opposite sides of each slice of pepperoni, and push slices into a mini muffin tin. Bake for 2 minutes, until edges are crisp.
3. Remove from oven and let cool. Place pepperoni cups on absorbent paper. Wipe extra oil from muffin tins.
4. Sauté onions and pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and sauté onions and mushrooms, until soft. Remove from pan, and sauté onions and broccoli.
5. Return cups to muffin tins, and fill four with onion and peppers. Fill four with mushroom mixture, and four with broccoli mixture. Cover each with 1 tsp of tomato sauce. Divide cheese among the cups.
6. Bake for 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh basil, and serve immediately.

If you are having a party or family get-together ... just double the ingredients!

From an original idea here

If like me you enjoy mozzarella, you may wish to read this post 'Mamma Mia it's Mozzarella' it gives a little more information about this cheese and two lovely recipes - please use this link here

We bring a variety of recipe ideas and articles to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


baili said...

i am not cheese fan though but thank you for this delicious recipe my friend
hope you are fine and enjoyed your break .
have happy healthy days ahead!

Jo said...

I bet Mick would love this, he always has pepperoni on his pizza.

Tom said...

...they look great.

Iris Flavia said...

That´s a clever idea!

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, these look yummy. And the guys in my house would love them too.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very good, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Valerie

only slightly confused said...

They look good but we try to avoid snack foods on any desperation we'll have celery sticks.

Anonymous said...

what a clever idea!

Anonymous said...

I came here from "Having coffee with Peppy" You have a wonderful website. I am having a very successful weight loss using the low carb/high protein plan and staying in ketosis. I have lost 37 pounds since January 11th. Just wanted to say hello and keep up the good work!

Sandi said...

Ooh! Looks yummy.

Elephant's Child said...

Not for me. It would be very popular here though.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice idea to use pepperoni instead of a cracker or piece of bread!

happyone said...

They look very good. Would be great served at party too.

Martha said...

What a fun idea!

Christine said...


Anonymous said...

What a tasty and cute idea, Jan. I have just returned to blogging after a very long break. I appreciate your visit very much.

Dianna said...

Jan, both the butter fried cabbage with bacon AND the pepperoni bites are going be given a try here. You have such wonderful and delicious recipes! I did try the lemon bars one a couple of weeks ago and there ended up being a funny story that went with it. Not only did I grease the baking pan but I also greased the piece of parchment paper after I put it in. Obviously, with the amount of butter that was in the recipe, it did not to be greased. I had dishwater in the sink and I took the pan of bars over to the sink to dispose of some of the melted butter that was in the pan of bars and while I was tipping it 3/4 of the pan of bars fell into the dishwater. :0) I will try the recipe again though. :-)

Have a lovely evening.


Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm tem um aspecto delicioso.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love pepperoni pizza, this looks like a treat! Enjoy your day!

Sami said...

This looks so great, would be good as party snacks. Will be saving the recipe, thanks Jan.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh this sounds wonderfully delicious! and looks it too!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

A great idea, who doesn’t love crispy pepperoni!

William Kendall said...

That looks good!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this!! Thank you so much!! Big Hugs!

Lisa said...

These look interesting. I bet they are very moreish and before you know it the whole pile would be gone!
Lisa x

Amy Purdy said...

Yum! Anything related to pizza is a winner with me.

Conniecrafter said...

hmm that sounds very interesting