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Low-Carb Mini Eggplant Pizza Bites

Looking for a quick and simple low-carb snack, meal, or an appetizer to serve at your next gathering?

These low-carb mini eggplant pizza bites are the perfect solution. With just 6 simple ingredients and done in under 30 minutes, you can have a healthy low-carb treat that everyone is going to love (yes, even your kids!).

So let’s have a pizza night without the guilt! Instead of making or ordering pizza with a doughy crust, loaded with calories, you can make this roasted eggplant pizza that is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. You definitely get that pizza flavor, you’re just replacing the crust with something much healthier.

Check out these other low-carb meals:

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Low-Carb Mexican Zucchini Lasagna

Customize Your Mini Eggplant Pizza Bites

These mini eggplant pizza bites are super versatile that you can sneak in even more veggies while you have fun with different toppings like:

  • mushroom slices
  • chopped spinach
  • jalapeno slices
  • roasted peppers
  • sundried tomatoes
  • fresh basil

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Baking tray

Do You Peel Eggplant Before you Cook It?

There is no need to peel the eggplant before cooking it because it is completely edible. IF you really don’t like the taste of the skin, it will come off easily once is been baked in the oven so there is no need to labor over peeling it raw anyway.

Can You Make Eggplant Pizza Bites Ahead of Time?

I wouldn’t recommend making these ahead of time. Eggplant can turn a little grey if exposed to air for too long so its really not worth it. The good news is that these eggplant pizzas are super quick to put together so you won’t need much time to make them.

What am I Looking for When Purchasing an Eggplant?

One tip when you purchase your eggplant for this recipe is to look for an eggplant that is more uniform in size all the way down if possible. Many eggplants have a thin neck and get larger at the bottom. This can result in getting small circles from the top and then very large circles from the bottom.

Are These Eggplant Pizzas Keto Friendly?

Yes they are. Its not just keto eggplant pizza however. This eggplant pizza is perfect because it works for other specialized diets. It’s gluten-free and it can be made dairy-free as well as vegan if you select a dairy-free cheese!

Can You Freeze the Leftover Eggplant Pizzas?

Yes you can. If you have leftovers, you can wait until the pizzas are completely cooled and then place them in an airtight, freezer safe container and freeze them for up to 3 months.

Can You Add Protein to this Recipe?

My family is big on protein for pretty much every meal. So when I make these pizzas, I love that we can make them according to personal preferences. Experiment with your favorite protein toppings like:
-ground turkey
-mini pepperoni slices
-BBQ chicken
-ground beef
-sausage slices

Why Do You Salt Eggplant

Back in the day eggplant was salted to reduce the bitterness but that isn’t the case anymore as eggplant isn’t really bitter. Now the salt draws about moisture and air to help get a more creamier texture for the eggplant.

As simple as this recipe is, it can most certainly be served as an appetizer at your next gathering, even if it is a formal event. If you are going to serve these as an appetizer I would wait until your guests arrive and then put them in the oven so that they can be served hot.

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Directions:

1. Sprinkle the eggplant with salt, let sit on paper towels for 10-15 minutes to draw out any extra liquid. Then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel

eggplant slices on a baking tray

2. Preheat oven to 400F and place eggplant slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes

3. Remove from oven and sprinkle the eggplant slices with garlic powder and Italian seasoning and top each slice with a tablespoon of pizza or marinara sauce and a sprinkle of cheese

eggplant slices with sauce on top on a baking tray

4. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is fully melted

eggplant slices with sauce and cheese on top

Enjoy!

fully baked eggplant pizza bites on a baking tray after coming out of the oven
Yield: 8 to 10 slices

Low-Carb Mini Eggplant Pizza Bites

baked eggplant pizza bites

Roasted eggplant slices covered with sauce and cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or any marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the eggplant with salt, let sit on paper towels for 10-15 minutes to draw out any extra liquid. Then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel
  2. Preheat oven to 400F and place eggplant slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle the eggplant slices with garlic powder and Italian seasoning and top each slice with a tablespoon of pizza/marinara sauce and a sprinkle of cheese
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is fully melted

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