Crustless Pizza Cups
Grain-free and crust-free option for a kid-friendly "pizza" lunch! The amounts needed for the recipe will vary depending on how many of the Pizza Cups you make; it doesn't take much so this is a great way to use up odds and ends in your fridge!
  • Salami or Pepperoni*
  • Cheese (dairy-free cheeses should work too)
  • Marinara Sauce (anywhere from ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon per Pizza Cup)
Toppings of Choice:
  • Diced Peppers
  • Diced Mushrooms
  • Chopped Black Olives
  • Pineapple
  • Ham, etc.
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a mini-muffin tin with one slice of salami or pepperoni per muffin cup. You may have to press and crimp the meat to have it fit snugly into the cup.
  3. Add your toppings, along with a small amount of marinara sauce and finishing with sprinkle of cheese or small piece of mozzarella string cheese.
  4. Place in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until the meat is crisped.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven to cool for a moment before removing each Pizza Cup to a paper-towel lined plate to blot any rendered fat from the meat.
  6. Serve immediately or pack for lunch. They'll stay crisp!
*I used salami for my cups, which is a larger cut and fills the mini-muffin cup nicely. If using traditional sized pepperoni, which can be smaller than salami, you may need to overlap a couple of slices in the mini-muffin cup to ensure you have the meat along the bottom and the sides to form the cup.
Recipe by Following In My Shoes at