Low carb mini pizzas on oven baked salami crusts with homemade low carb pizza sauce! Ready in just 15 minutes, these keto friendly mini pizzas are perfect as a quick snack or low carb appetizers for your next party.
Just 1g net carb per mini pizza!
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Mini Pizza. Just the words bring back such nostalgia. I can’t think of a snack more reminiscent of playing N64 in the basement with my friends. Sitting there throwing back a tray of mini pizzas, controllers covered in greasy fingerprints. Savages.
Well here we are twenty years later and I am still craving mini pizzas, and why not. Literally anything pizza related is amazing. All types, all forms, all sizes. Hot, cold, even with, dare I say it, pineapple, doesn’t matter. Pizza is good.
Just one problem though, pizza is full of carbs, yes even the mini snack sized ones. The dough and most times the sauce is generally chocked full of carbs.
However, these Mini Salami crust pizzas are different. They are low carb, and you can have them ready in about 15 minutes, and yes, that includes making your own low carb pizza sauce.
Sounds like a great little low carb snack doesn’t it.
Let’s get to it.
How to make Mini Low Carb Salami crust pizzas in 15 minutes
Let’s Start With The Homemade Low Carb Pizza Sauce
This one is easy, heat your olive oil and butter in a sauce pan on medium heat until the butter is melted, add everything else, stir it up and let it simmer while you prepare the rest of your low carb mini pizzas.
That’s all it takes to make a homemade low carb pizza sauce. Using pantry spices, tomato paste, and butter lets us achieve outstanding taste in very little time making this pizza sauce a great choice for making quick low carb pizza snacks like these mini salami crust pizzas, as well low carb pizzas, cal-zones, pizza pockets, or as a low carb dipping sauce.
You could of course use any store bought pizza sauce of your choice for this recipe as well.
Mini Low Carb Salami ‘Crust’
The “crust” we are going to use for our mini pizzas is actually slices of crispy oven baked salami like we used to make one of our keto friendly chips.
Choosing The Salami
Most types of salami become crispy in the oven due to their fat and moisture content. So you could use pre-sliced salami from the store to make your low carb mini pizza. But for a nice study crust, I like to slice my own from a large hard salami.
We really enjoy Maestro Genoa salami or salametti. We have fried salami in something almost every week. We even use it in place of bacon like with the Low Carb Twice Baked Faux-tato. It’s delicious on it’s own, but when you fry it or bake it, something magical happens. It turns into crispy salty little pieces of heaven.
To make your mini salami crusts, lay out your salami on a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a 375°F oven for 8-10 minutes. Check it periodically to make sure it doesn’t over crisp.
The salami will continue to crisp once you remove it from the oven so take that into account.
Preparing The Low Carb Mini Pizzas
Once the salami is cooked and crispy you ready to start the final step. Give the sauce a taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
Add a spoonful of low carb pizza sauce to your crispy salami crusts, and top with cheese and your favourite pizza toppings.
Return mini pizzas to the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
Serve your mini low carb pizzas with some extra pizza sauce for dipping. Or, if you are a fan of Pizza Pizza creamy garlic dipping sauce, which, if you are human you surely are, then do yourself a favour and pick up some Renee’s Mighty Caesar dressing.
We buy the big jar because it is hands down the closest store bought sauce to the Pizza Pizza garlic dipping sauce we have found and it only has 1g net carb per serving.
We add it to everything we can.
Time To Dive In!
That’s it! A quick post of a quick low carb snack!
I hope that you enjoy these mini low carb salami crust pizzas as much as we did, It’s always nice to have a quick low carb snack you can prepare and make in a flash.
These mini pizzas also make a great starter or last minute low carb party appetizer! I know it is the first thing I would reach for.
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Per mini pizza:
Fat: 6 g
Net Carbs: 1 g
Protein: 5.5 g
Sodium: 250 mg
Potassium: 130 mg
Magnesium: 7 mg
Calcium: 55 mg
Nutritional values provided are approximate values only intended to give you an idea of how this recipe will fit into your day. Nutritional information may vary depending on many factors such as cooking method, brand, manufacturer, etc. Always check your own nutritional information to ensure accuracy in the information
Low Carb Salami Crust Mini Pizzas
Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- 2 tablespoons (25g) olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons (20g) butter
- ½ cup (120g) tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon (10g) garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon (5g) dried onion flakes
- 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ½ cup (120g) water
- salt & pepper
- 10 pieces (100g) oven baked salami crusts
- 7 tablespoons (70g) mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons (8g) fresh parsley
- Add olive oil, butter, and tomato paste to a sauce pan over medium-low heat until butter is melted.
- Stir in garlic powder, dehydrated onion, Italian seasoning, and water
- Simmer on low for at least 10 minutes or until ready to use
- Lay uncooked sliced salami on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet and bake in a 375°F for 8-10 minutes until they begin to brown and crisp. They will continue to crisp out of the oven. Remove and let cool
Preparing the Mini Pizzas
- Add about a teaspoon of low carb pizza sauce to each baked salami crust and sprinkle with grated cheese
- Bake at 375°F for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown
- Serve with extra low carb pizza sauce, or other favourite low carb dipping sauce