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Eggplant Pizza Bites (Low-Carb, Keto)

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These Eggplant Pizza Bites are easy vegetarian low-carb appetizers made of baked eggplant, tomato sauce,  spinach, and cheese.

A simple delicious keto pizza recipe that also makes delicious keto vegan pizza bites using vegan cheese.

Eggplant pizza bites

What Are Eggplant Pizza Bites?

Eggplant Pizza Bites are similar to my Keto Pizza Bites, but instead of having a doughy pizza crust, they have a slice of eggplant as a base.

It allows the bases to be extremely low in carbs while retaining all the taste and textures of classic pizzas.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This eggplant pizza bite recipe is amazing as a quick low-carb appetizer, and it’s also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Dairy-Free Option
  • Vegan Option
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto
  • Ready In Under 30 Minutes

How To Make Eggplant Pizza Bites

Everybody loves fun finger food made with vegetables and eggplants are a family-favorite vegetable.

If you love pizza and love eggplants, these delicious eggplant pizza bites will be for you!

Ingredients

All you need to make these delicious eggplant pizza bites are 5 ingredients:

  • Eggplant – keep the skin on, it adds fiber and the bites hold better together.
  • Tomato Sauce – I used my Keto Pizza Sauce but most low-sugar tomato passata will work.
  • Olive Oil – to spread on top of one side before grilling.
  • Cheese – I used mozzarella cheese but Parmesan is a great option as well. For a vegan option, you can use vegan ‘cheese’ made of cashews or vegan Parmesan provided it’s low in carbs.
  • Toppings: I chose baby spinach leaves and a combo of orange and red cherry tomatoes to keep it keto-friendly. Feel free to add any keto vegetable of your choice on top like olives, diced capsicum, olives, etc.
Eggplant pizza bites

Making Eggplant Pizza Bites

I used one eggplant in this recipe – which makes 10 slices.

Of course, there are mostly large bites but there are also a few smaller slices from the top of the eggplant that is perfect for a kid’s hands.

Place all the eggplant slices on a baking sheet lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.

Sprinkle some salt on the eggplant and set them aside for 10 minutes or so. This will give the salt some time to absorb as much moisture as possible from the vegetables.

Pre-bake the eggplant slices for 15 minutes at 425°F (220°C).

Take the baking tray out of the oven and flip the eggplant slices before bringing them back to the oven for another few minutes under the grill of the oven.

Add your favorite toppings to the eggplants. For example, I started with my Keto Pizza Sauce, some fresh basil leaves or baby spinach, grated mozzarella, and slices of cherry tomatoes.

Take the pizza eggplant bites back to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes of cooking.

Eggplant pizza bites

Serving Keto Eggplant Pizza Bites

These bites are perfect as a birthday finger food item with my homemade low-carb tortilla chips, Keto Mozzarella Sticks, andKeto Chicken Nuggets.

They hold very well in your hands. It is a very easy appetizer to serve at any time, and the flavor is amazing!

It tastes like pizza, without the crispy crust of course – but also only 1.7 grams of net carbs per bite!

The eggplant base is soft and melts in your mouth. It is not chewy at all. Even if you are not a big fan of eggplant, give this a go! It is divine!

Have you made this keto low-carb pizza recipe? Share a comment or review below.

Eggplant pizza bites

Eggplant Pizza Bites

1.8gNet Carbs
Eggplant pizza bites an easy vegetarian low carb appetizer made of cheese, baked eggplant and spinach. Gluten-free, vegan note: use 'vegan cashew cheese'.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Yield: 10 slices
Serving Size: 1 eggplant

Nutrition

Net Carbs 1.8g
Fat 0.6g
Protein 4.2g
Calories 34kcal
5 from 316 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 Eggplant trimmed, cut in thick slices, skin on (about 300g)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). 
  • Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and arrange the eggplant slices on the sheet. Make sure they don't overlap or touch each other.
  • Sprinkle the coarse sea salt on top. Set aside for 10 minutes, then bake for 15 minutes at 425°F (220°C).
  • Remove the baked eggplant slices from the oven, flip over the eggplant slices and switch the oven to broil/grill mode. 
  • Brush some garlic olive oil on top of each eggplant slice – this is optional, I just love the extra flavor and moisture it adds to the slices. 
  • Spread about a tablespoon of tomato sauce or keto pizza sauce over each eggplant slice. 
  • Then, add your favorite toppings: a few baby spinach leaves, grated mozzarella cheese, and halved cherry tomatoes. 
  • Add a sprinkle of dried oregano and return to the oven, broil mode, for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is grilled and melted. 
  • Serve immediately.
Make ahead: you can pre-bake the eggplant slices the day before, store them in the fridge in an airtight box. Rewarm for 5 minutes a 150C (300F), then spread the toppings, broil cheese and serve! 
Veganise me: use vegan cheese in this recipe to make it vegan. My husband is vegan and loves vegan Parmesan or vegan cashew cheese that I make myself or even vegan ‘mozzarella chee-ze’ from the store.
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Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Pizza Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 eggplant)
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Carbohydrates 3.1g1%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 4.2g8%
Net Carbs 1.8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    20 Thoughts On Eggplant Pizza Bites (Low-Carb, Keto)
  1. Hi Carine, I wanted to double check wether one eggplant, described as one portion, really only has 1,8 net carbs or did you maybe mean one single slice? if so, I would suggest changing that in the nutritional facts.

  2. I have been making these using egg white coating. The egg white has the advantage that it enables you to prepare the eggplant on a frying pan. You can save a lot of time and the eggplant does not get mushy of the frying oil/butter/lard. The egg white creates a protective layer and the result is a crispy eggplant slice.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! I tried different styles of pizzas as suggested and each was yummy in its own way. My first recipe from this site and I am so impressed.

  4. These look really good so I am going to try them. Do you know the breakdown per serving for calories and fat? Serving about 4-5 slices. I log all of my food for dietary purposes so accounting for carbs, fat, protein, and total calories is important to me.

  5. 5 stars
    These turned out so great! I used two eggplants so I could have leftovers for lunches this week. I also made them a few different ways for verity! I made some with tomato sauce and vegan cheese, home made pesto and feta cheese, tomato sauce and goat cheese, and a few with a combination of the two sauces and different cheeses. I enjoyed having different ones to chose from so I don’t get sick of eating them. My favorite were the tomato sauce and goat cheese ones!

    They were soo easy and delicious!

    • I love all your toppings idea, specially the pesto one, I am a pesto lover and never thought about adding this to those eggplant pizza bites. Such a clever flavor combo. Thanks SO much for trying my recipes and sharing with me all your ideas. Can’t wait to try this too. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

    • Don’t be anxious ! Those are all easy to make. Enjoy the easy vegetarian recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi! I would not freeze them Eggplant are very soft and may get soggy after freezing. But as I said in the recipe you can pre-bake the slices few days before and store in the fridge. It store well for 3-4 days. Enjoy the recipe! XOXO Carine.

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