Bell Pepper Pizza Bites

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix!

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

A few weeks ago I saw bags of small bell peppers on sale buy one, get one free. When I see fresh produce marked down like that, I'm quick to grab it up and these peppers were no exception.

I had absolutely no idea what I was going to actually do with all of those peppers, but I knew I'd figure it out later. Momma couldn't pass up such a sweet deal!

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

So I got home and decided I was going to get to work cleaning all of the peppers and chopping them up so that they would be easy to use throughout the week. I ate them in salads, I ate them with ranch dip, and I ate them right out of the fridge with nothing on them.

After eating peppers, peppers, and peppers for a few days, I still had a lot of peppers.

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

That's when I decided that I was going to get creative with those peppers. That's when this bell pepper pizza recipe was born! I was surveying my fridge and saw a half-empty jar of marinara sauce. Then, I spotted the mozzarella cheese. Then, I remembered the turkey pepperoni that was tucked away in the deli drawer.

It all came together and that's when this bell pepper pizza recipe was born!

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

Let me tell you, these babies are little bites of deliciousness. I am a BIG pizza fan and I like to pizza-fy all the things. I don't know why it didn't dawn on me to make something like this before!

The bell peppers were cooked just perfectly, tender, but still firm enough to hold the toppings. The cheese was melty, the turkey pepperoni gave them a little flair, and the fresh basil and crushed red pepper gave them the perfect amount of zip.

The fact that  They have earned their spot in my permanent recipe rotation!

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

HOW TO MAKE BELL PEPPER PIZZA BITES

Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are made by topping bell pepper pieces with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. They are baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and then topped with parmesan cheese and fresh basil. For detailed recipe instructions, see below.

IS TURKEY PEPPERONI ANY GOOD?

Turkey pepperoni is great! It has all the flavor of traditional pepperoni but is a bit healthier for you. If you've never tried it, I would suggest giving it a shot! If you want to substitute the turkey pepperoni with regular pepperoni, that's okay, too.

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BELL PEPPER PIZZA BITES

You can serve them by themselves as an appetizer or serve them as a main dish with a salad on the side.

HOW TO STORE BELL PEPPER PIZZA BITES

You can store Belle Pepper Pizza Bites covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in toaster oven or oven at 350 degrees F until hot.

With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

MORE PIZZA INSPIRED RECIPES

Looking for more pizza inspired recipes? Here are a few of my favorite pizza recipes from the archives:

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake Mozzarella Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf Muffins Mini Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Pepperoni and Asiago Pizza Pinwheels




If you try these tasty Bell Pepper Pizza Bites, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy!

4 servings

Bell Pepper Pizza Bites


With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 20 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


4 small bell peppers
salt and pepper
1/3 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
12 pieces turkey pepperoni, cut into quarters
parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
crushed red pepper (optional
fresh basil, chopped (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. Cut the tops off of the peppers and remove the seeds and white membrane. Cut the peppers into quarters.

3. Arrange the peppers on the baking sheet and lightly season each one with salt and pepper. Top each one with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese a little, if desired.

5. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, and fresh basil, if desired.


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With a bell pepper "crust" and lean turkey pepperoni on top, these Bell Pepper Pizza Bites are a delicious, healthy, low carb way to get your pizza fix! #pizza #lowcarb #appetizer

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