Friday, February 21, 2014

No-Crust Pizza Bites: Gluten Free, Low Carb

These no-crust bites are so quick and easy... and so yummy. When we order pizza, my toddler just eats the toppings and leaves the crust. One day the idea just popped into my head to try to make crust-less pizza bites. The result was a definite keeper! They are also Gluten free and low-carb, depending on the toppings and sauce you use! Feel free to get creative with them~


I made these ones here in the pictures like a hawaiian pizza, but you could add whatever toppings you like. Some ideas include peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, pepperoni, cooked sausage, etc. It is fun to try out new flavors. 


You will need: 
Regular muffin tin
Thicker cut Canadian bacon- not the thin stuff (I get mine at Costco)
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce (or I prefer spaghetti sauce)
Pizza toppings of choice (I used pineapple, well drained)
****please note: you can modify this recipe to use a mini muffin tin if you would like, using only one slice of canadian bacon per cup and only a little of the toppings***

First, lightly grease your muffin tin. Place 3 pieces of your thick cut canadian bacon, slightly separated as shown in the picture below, into each cup of your muffin tin. Press down into cups. They won't stay in cup form very well, but that's okay. They will take that shape more when you add the toppings. 


Gather your toppings, sauce, and shredded cheese.

Drop 1 Tbls. of sauce into each cup.  

Add toppings. Load up those cups! I like them decently full. 

Top with a generous amount of Mozzarella cheese.  

Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for about 27 minutes or until the top is bubbly and golden brown. Watch them carefully toward the end to avoid overcooking.  


Remove them from the pan using a fork to pop them out. There will be a little bit of juice to discard in the bottom of each cup. 

You can eat them with a fork or by hand, but just to warn you they are a bit messy. We still eat them with our hands, but I thought I would warn you anyway :)  


Enjoy!

Check out these Breakfast Burrito Bites... they are absolutely DELICIOUS too!

4 comments :

TheMoonAndMe said...

Great idea! Here's a funny: I am doing Atkins...and the other day I said-I don't know what to make for dinner...my husband says-how about naked pizza? I said-I don't know what I'd put it on...I don't have any giant zucchini! This would be awesome so thanks for sharing! :)
Kelly

Tes Scholtz said...

I love this idea! I'm totally going to try it with pepperoni slices as the base…yum!!

Gigisdiamonds said...
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Gigisdiamonds said...

I need to get back to low carb Atkins and this is awesome! I've done this with pepperoni but it gives me heartburn. So this is just the thing! Thanks I LOVE IT!!! :)

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