Keto Friendly Pizza Bites
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No Crust Pepperoni Pizza Cups
Mini muffin pan with 24 cups (if you have two pans this recipe is even faster and avoids mid –recipe clean up)
24 Sandwich-size pepperoni slices
24 pieces of fresh Basil, plus some for garnish
1 cup pizza sauce
8 oz of fresh mozzarella cut into ¾ inch pieces about ¼ inch thick – or use premade balls.
Sliced black olives
Favorite seasoning: garlic powder, oregano, red chili pepper, etc.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each slice of pepperoni to create 4 – ½ inch cuts, from edge toward center, but NOT cutting center. Two cuts, top and bottom, then turning cut top and bottom, so the center remains but there are 4 small cuts. This will allow you to put the pepperoni in a cup and it will fold nicely into a bowl shape.
Press cut pepperoni down into each muffin cup, forming 24 little bowls. Pop in oven for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool a minute or two. Then pull the pepperoni cups out and rest on paper towel to drain oil.
Clean oily muffin pan (or pull out a second clean one) and put pepperoni cups back into the muffin pan.
Put basil, then a teaspoon of sauce, a square (or ball) of mozzarella and olive. Bake for 3-5 minutes watching them until the cheese melts.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Season and add a fresh piece of basil for garnish. Using a spoon, pull each pizza out of the muffin tin and put on a serving plate!
You can get as creative on this as you can with regular pizza.
These are AMAZING!!!! Enjoy!
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