Meat Lover Pizza Cups | THM : S

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I usually make a mozzarella dough crust when we have pizza night (I use this recipe), but every once in a while, I just don’t have the time or ingredients to whip up a base. Instead of buying a store-bought pizza or ordering take-out and scraping off the toppings to stay on plan, these Meat-Lover Pizza Cups are tastier and faster to put together!

Made with no special ingredients, all you need is:

  • 12 deli ham slices (the thinner they are, the crispier they get in the oven)
  • sugar-free pizza sauce
  • sugar-free bulk Italian sausage
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni slices
  • crumbled bacon

Lining a 12-cup muffin tin with the ham slices makes a nice pocket for the rest of the toppings. You could throw some green peppers, red onion, or mushrooms on top for a bit of variety.

Obviously, these Meat-Lover Pizza Cups deliver a whole lot more protein than vegetables; don’t forget to pair them with some non-starchies for a nutritional boost if you’re eating them as a meal. These also make great appetizers and quick lunches through the busy holiday season. You can cook them up, store them in the fridge, and re-heat in the toaster oven or microwave.

Yield: 12 servings

Meat-Lover Pizza Cups | THM : S

Meat-Lover Pizza Cups | THM : S

These Meat-Lover Pizza Cups are essentially the very best parts of a pizza scraped off into a tasty little low-carb bowl! A fast and easy THM S.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 12 deli ham slices
  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
  • 12 Tbsp sugar-free pizza sauce
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 24 pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Brown Italian sausage in frying pan, draining excess grease.
  2. Line 12-cup muffin tin with ham slices. Divide sausage, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, and bacon crumbles between each cup, in that order.
  3. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Broil for 1 minute until cheese bubbles and browns and the edges of the meat toppings look crispy.
  4. Remove pizza cups from muffin tin and set on paper towel to prevent the bottoms from getting wet. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and re-heat in toaster oven or microwave.

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26 thoughts on “Meat Lover Pizza Cups | THM : S”

      • Macros can’t be calculated without knowing the amount of deli meat and pepperoni used.

        Assuming it is 168g of deli meat (14g/slice) and 45g of pepperoni – the macros would be (per pizza or 139g)

        402.2 kcal
        26.7g Protein
        4.4g Net Carbs
        30.4g Fat

        chronometer is a fantastic app for tracking macros but also for plugging in recipes to calculate macros

  1. There is no such thing as “sugar free” pizza sauce. Any diabetic will know this, as I am and do know this. The main ingredient in the sauce is tomato, and tomato has natural sugar content. Sugar is sugar regardless the source or form it takes.

  2. This looks so good but it would be helpful for those of us who like to track macros to see the calories / fat / net carb/ protein/ breakdown.

    • I agree! Jacinda please add these. I surf for recipes and new ideas all the time and immediately leave if the site doesn’t offer even an idea of the calories. I am just too busy to add all the recipes that I come across into my logging program if the macros aren’t going to work for me. Hope you can add this, you have many good looking recipes.

  3. These are AMAZING! I prefer them over fathead dough pizza, plus the combination choices are endless, just pick your favorite pizza and make it in the ham shell. Thanks for sharing!


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