Easy Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites are bursting with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese! At one net carb each these make the perfect low carb lunch!
I’ve got another super easy keto recipe for you today! One of the most popular recipes on this site are my Easy Keto Pizza Bites. They are loaded with mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage and have less than one net carb each! These Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites are very similar but absolutely loaded to the brim with pepperoni. I love to dip them in low carb marinara but they are perfectly delicious on their own!
What do you need to make Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites?
This recipe is very simple and only required a handful of ingredients. I use the same base recipe I use for Easy Keto Pizza Bites, Keto Ham and Cheese Bites, and Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites which includes:
- Cream Cheese
- Coconut Flour (see notes)
- Baking Powder
- Mozzarella Cheese
As with my other keto bite recipes you can use coconut flour OR almond flour in equal amounts in this recipe. However, I believe the coconut flour produces a better product. The coconut flour absorbs moisture in a way that almond flour doesn’t and is a very light flour. The bites are soft and fluffy, where almond flour is more dense. Both options do work so if you can’t have or do not like coconut flour, almond flour is a good alternative. But I do suggest the coconut flour.
How do you make Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites?
No special equipment or mixer is needed for this recipe! Just a bowl and a spatula! All you need to do is combined softened cream cheese, with eggs, coconut flour, baking powder until the mixture is smooth. Fold in sliced or chopped pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Then chill the dough at least 10 minutes to allow the moisture to absorb.
Now, if you are at a different altitude or used extra large or jumbo eggs and you notice that there is still a lot of moisture just chill your dough a little longer. The chilling is important because if you skip this step the bites will flatten as they cook. They will still taste great, but they will spread a lot while they cook.
I bake mine on silicone lined sheets so they cook evenly and do not stick. Once they are done serve right away with warm low carb marinara or let the chill and store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
How do you serve Keto Pepperoni Bites?
These cheesy bites are great on their own, but if you want a real pizza flavor I highly suggest dunking them in a warm low carb marinara sauce. My favorite low carb sauce is Rao’s Marinara which has 4 net carbs per 1/2 cup. Considering dipping sauces are usually only 1-2 tablespoons this will fit just fine into a keto diet as long as you keep your portions light.
- 2 cups chopped or sliced pepperoni
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cream cheese, pepperoni, shredded cheese and eggs until completely combined.
Add in remaining ingredients until well combined and chill 10 minutes to allow the flour time to absorb the moisture. If after 10 minutes there is still a considerable amount of moisture chill another 10 minutes.
**If you skip chilling the dough they will flatten as they cook and not be nice round balls**
Drop onto a greased baking sheet (I like to use the silicone baking mats) using a small cookie scoop.
Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
This made 30 for me, but that will depend on the size scoop you use and how tightly you pack them
Almond flour can be used in place of coconut flour, but the bites wil not be as light and fluffy.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: nutrition calculated per pizza bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 8.9gCarbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 0.5gProtein: 5.5g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!