Aug 14, 2015

The BEST Pepperoni Chips (that carbies will love too!)

The BEST Pepperoni Chips: A great low carb snack that non low carbers will love too!

Ok, so I know I've posted a how-to for Pepperoni Chips before, but I've recently started doing them just a little bit different and WOW, what a difference this one little tweak makes. They are still so easy to make, but these taste even better! They are also thicker than my previously posted pepperoni chips so they are great for dipping or adding to salads. These continue to be one of my favorite low carb snacks. I love to make them to go with lettuce boat sandwiches as a replacement for chips or as a movie snack. They'd be great at parties too!

In the picture above I was dipping them in a bit of warmed pizza sauce. Always check labels and compare brands, but most store bought pizza sauce is low in carbs. I used Great Value Pizza Sauce and it comes in at just 3 net carbs per 1/4 cup.

So what's the tweak? Cheese! Really though, what DOESN'T cheese make better? :)

First you'll need your pepperonis. 
Lay them close together on a microwave safe plate, paper plate, or paper towel. 
Overlapping is fine.

Next, sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the pepperonis. I used a mexi mix.

Finally, microwave the pepperonis with the cheese for 2 or 3 minutes. When you take them out of the microwave, place them on a paper towel (if they aren't already.) It will pretty much be one big connected pepperoni and as they cool they will crisp up even more. If they still aren't as crispy as you'd like them to be, just nuke them for a bit longer. 

After they are cooled, which should only take a minute or so, you can break them apart and enjoy!


  • You can also make these in the oven on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.

  • If you would rather make them without the cheese (or just don't have any shredded cheese at the moment), the process works the same way, with less time. Lay your pepperonis on a plate, microwave for 1-2 minutes, lay them on a paper towel to soak up grease and cool. Re-nuke if they need to be crispier. 

  • Hide them if you want them for yourself! My husband and my kids end up stealing mine when I make them. Carbies will definitely go for these too! 

Happy Low Carbing Ya'll! 



  1. Been making these for years but never thought of adding shredded cheese. Thanks for a great idea.
    Have you ever made these with "thick cut pepparoni"??

  2. I like making mine on paper towels in the microwave so that the grease is soaked up & then I take sliced cheese & break it into pieces & just top the crackers & cheese

    1. Thanks, Ronda!
      So, fix the pepperoni like regular chips...then top each chip with a piece of favorite cheese and nuke the cheese to melt it?
      Sounds so yummy!

  3. Oh my goodness! This puts our beloved pepperoni chips over the top!! Can't wait to try this! Thanks!

  4. How do your store these? Or do you have to eat them once you make them?

  5. My concern is that pepperoni simply has too much sugar (in the form of dextrose, usually). How can this be on a low-carb diet if you're consuming sugars like this? It's the same rationale as eating low carb bread, because it "only" has whole grain oats in it... it ain't truly low carb if you're consuming sugars.

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  7. I’ve yet to find a sugar free pepperoni
    Or any sugar derrivitives
    Dextrose etc


Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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