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I’ve got Super Bowl fever. Not because I love football a ton (although I have to watch my home team in the Super Bowl, holler!) but because I get to make a bunch of food for people and I know it makes me sound so domesticated, but I like to cook. Duh.
So I’ve been working on a bunch of snacks I can make for the big game, and the best part is that the whole crowd will be keto people, so I don’t feel guilted into buying fried potatoes or bready for the normies. Instead, it’s going to be a keto feast!
So pizza is definitely part of that feast, and I wanted to come up with some finger-food style pizza that could be rolled up and dipped. This recipe took a few tried to get it right. The first try wasn’t cooked enough, and I learned cooking the cheese first was key. Then I learned it’s a bad idea to try and roll them the long way (just not enough to roll). So my final version involves cooking the “crust” first, and rolling them into shorter, fatter bites. After they cool just a little bit, they stick together and you can hold them to bite, or dip at your leisure.
I hope you enjoy them!
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1 tsp pizza seasoning
- 1/4 cup chopped red & green peppers
- 2 tbs chopped white onions
- 1/2 cup crumbled sausage (cooked)
- 1 small Campari tomato (or 2 grape tomatoes), sliced
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce (anything naturally low carb)
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Line a small baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra on the sides so you can lift it out of the baking sheet while it's still hot.
- Use just a dab of olive oil to rub down the parchment (you'll thank me later).
- Sprinkle your cheese into the baking sheet. It should be a single layer of cheese, but enough to fully cover the bottom without any holes. You may need to add more depending on HOW small your baking pan is.
- Sprinkle 1 tsp pizza seasoning over the cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is browned.
- Remove from oven, and try to gently slide a silicone spatula under the cheese. If you can fairly easily get it under all the sides and then the middle, then it's ready for the next step (if not, cook longer).
- If it's ready, add sausage, green peppers, onions, red peppers, and sliced tomato.
- Drizzle tomato sauce over the top.
- If you desire, sprinkle a little more pizza seasoning on top.
- Add back into the oven and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Remove pizza from pan by lifting with the sides of the parchment paper.
- One more time, use a silicone spatula gently to just make sure the pizza isn't sticking by sliding it under all the edges, and then the middle of the pizza.
- Looking at your pizza in a horizontal view, slice 6 strips top to bottom. Then roll them top to bottom.
- Let cool for about a minute to set, then enjoy!
- Note: All ovens are different, so it's really important to gauge how "done" your cheese crust is by waiting for it to brown, and slipping a silicone spatula underneath. If shouldn't pull apart. If it does, or you have any spots where it breaks when you slide the spatula under, it needs to be cooked until that stops happening (usually longer than you think). If you can master the crust, everyhting else will be easy peasy.
Disclosure: I'm not a nutritionist or a medical professional. The recipes and articles on this blog should not replace the advice of your doctor. Also, I only recommend products that I have used and love, but in these cases I may use Amazon.com affiliate links, which means I get paid a small commission if you buy the product. A girl's gotta pay for all these ingredients you know! :)