Sometimes, a girl’s just gotta have her pizza, and these no crust pizza bites answer all my low carb pizza cravings!
For SO many reason…
First and foremost, because the low carb pizza crust in this recipe is literally crunchy cheese—topped with pepperoni—dipped in low carb pizza sauce. Like pizza nachos! Low carb or not, that’s impossible not to love.
They’ve got protein, they’re portable—I just can’t get enough! And I’m beyond excited to share this recipe with you. So, let’s get to baking!
No Crust Pizza Bites
If you’re on the fence, about trying these no crust pizza bites, let me just tell you that my BF (who can eat whatever he wants, but appreciates good food) Ate an entire pan of these while I was letting them cool—he said they were so good he just couldn’t stop himself.
Here are the ingredients that make them so irresistible:
Low Carb Pizza Crust
The base of the pizza, i.e. the low carb pizza crust is literally just crispy, crunchy, deliciously melted cheese. Because guess what friends, there are hardly any carbs in cheese! So picking a delicious low carb cheese is easy as pie.
I love using a combo or mozzarella and cheddar. If you’d like to get funky, add whatever you’re craving! Just make sure the cheese is melt-able so that it can form an actual crust.
Low Carb Pizza Sauce
I mean, sure you can buy pizza sauce at the store, but making low carb pizza sauce is SO easy and SO much better. Plus, you get the added benefit of your house smelling like an Italian grandma’s kitchen for a few hours.
I love dipping the no crust pizza bites in this sauce, or try adding a layer of sauce on top of the crust.
Here’s where you get to be creative. For this recipe, I kept it simple and just added pepperoni—a delicious way to sneak in some extra protein.
But why not try some low carb veggies? Thinly sliced onions would be perfect. Sun dried tomatoes and olives too? Anything from your low carb shopping list will do.
No Crust Pizza Bites—How to Eat ‘Em, Store ‘Em, Etc.
Being the bites that they are, I often eat these for low carb snacks in between meals, or serve them for low carb appetizers (they were quite the hit at out Superbowl party!) I love bringing them along when we hike. Being high in fat, protein and calories, it gives us the energy we need!
As far as storing them goes, if I have any leftover (which is rare) I keep them in the fridge.
That said, this will take down their crunch factor—which is why I try to bake only as much as we’ll eat right then and there. I mean they’re so easy, why not? Just make a fresh batch when you’re craving atkins no crust pizza!
No Crust Pizza Bites—Variations
Everyone likes different pizza toppings, and I’m not here to tell you how you should top your pizza, but I’m here to tell you some delicious options you may enjoy. Try your fried cheese pizza no crust with some:
- Pesto + Sun Dried Tomatoes + Pine Nuts
- Low Carb BBQ Sauce + Chicken + Red Onion + Cilantro
- Tomato + Basil + Sausage
- Plain Ole Pepperoni!
Now, if you’re looking for a traditional pizza slice rather than a bite, no problem! Check out my delicious crustless pizza recipe, which uses a nonstick pan to bake the cheese—conveniently melting the cheese in a perfect circle. Once the cheese cools/hardens, you can pull it out of the pan and slice it with a pizza cutter. Ridiculously delicious, no crust skillet pizza. Here’s a visual:
Low Carb Pizza
True story, when I started eating low carb foods, I thought my pizza days were over. I think a lot of us start there—a low carb food list consisting of just chicken and low carb vegetables. Let me tell you, this foodie wouldn’t last long eating like that!
For me, low carb pizza is an awesome way to stick to my low carb meals and splurge a little!
So, if you’re like me, and are always searching for ways to sneak more pizza into your low carb life, then check out some of these other recipes!
Chicken Crust Pizza
The title says it all. This protein packed chicken crust pizza is a delicious paleo pizza (just skip the cheese) or for those who can’t hang with a lot of dairy. It adds a ton of protein, flavor and sustenance to your meal.
Meatza is the same concept as the chicken crust pizza, except its crust is made from either ground beef or turkey. It’s delicious, is a hit with everyone I’ve fed it to, and is another way for our dairy free friends to enjoy a paleo pizza!
Cloud Bread Pizza
When I think of a heavenly sounding pizza, I think of cloud bread pizza. This low carb pizza option is for those of us who aren’t afraid of cheese—the crust is cloud bread (cream cheese base), topped with burrata and veggies. Oh my word, is it gooooood!
Easy—slice some zucchini, bake it (you want to get out that moisture) then top with your pizza toppings, and bam! You’ve got zucchini pizza.
Low Carb Pizza Casserole
Low carb pizza casserole is a super easy week night meal. You’ll basically layer all your low carb ingredients in a baking dish (think low carb lasagna), then bake and allow the cheese to melt thoroughly through each and every layer, and you’ve got your very own no carb pizza casserole!
From low carb to keto. From paleo to vegetarian. Everyone loves pizza.
Which is why I’m so thankful for this keto pizza—it’s one of those low carb recipes everyone will enjoy! For those of you wondering, I haven’t been able to find a no crust pizza restaurant, however if you’re looking for a no crust pizza dominos may be an option—I found a petition to bring a no crust pizza keto to this restaurant chain!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! What toppings did you add to your pizza bites??
No Crust Pizza Bites
- 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar
- 12 Slices of Pepperoni or more
- ½ Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesan
- Parsley optional
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce optional for dipping
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Sprinkle mounds of mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the size of your liking on the baking sheet. (I made indv. mounds of cheddar and mozzarella, but you can combine the cheese if you’d prefer)
- Flatten out the mounds and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Then top with a slice of pepperoni.
- Bake for about 12 minutes—you’ll know your pizza is done when the edges are golden brown.
- Take out of the oven. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley. Allow them to cool before removing from the baking sheet.
- Serve with low carb pizza sauce, and enjoy!
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