Keto Pizza Bites!

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Mia Russell

Everybody loves pizza rolls; it’s a perfect snack to kick back with after a long day of school.

“Pizza Rolls are like mini pizzas, taste delicious, and quick to make,” senior Andre Morgan said. “There’s no limit to how many I can eat.”

What if there were a better, more healthy way to eat these delicious pizza bites? Luckily, there is an easy keto pizza bites recipe. The perfect way of satisfying one’s love for pizza while remaining healthy.

“I would definitely be interested in trying keto bites,” senior Nate Smith said. “I cook quite a bit of recipes and haven’t tried this one yet.”

The keto diet is a low carb, high fat meal plan. This way of eating forces the body to burn fat for energy. According to Healthline, key benefits to the ketogenic diet are improvement of cholesterol, reduce heart complications, and significant weight loss.

“With the right meal plan, someone who wants to lose weight will achieve it,” Smith said. “You got to go out and achieve success yourself because nothing is handed to you.”

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 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

 Directions:

  1. Add cream cheese and cooked sausage to a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2.  Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  3.  Chill for 10 minutes to allow the flour time to absorb the moisture.
  4. Drop onto a greased baking sheet using a small cookie scoop.
  5. Bake at 350ºF until golden brown.

One Bear’s Notes:

  • Replace the Italian sausage with 1 ½ cups of chopped pepperoni if needed.
  • Use this as a base recipe for “supreme pizza” bites and include bell pepper, black olives, and mushrooms, just make sure your veggies are patted dry, so they don’t add too much moisture.
  • Dunk these keto-friendly pizza bites into any Low-Carb Marinara for the perfect finish.