The foods we’ve missed the most by following a keto diet are the crisp and crunch of chips or crispy crackers to swipe into our favorite dip. Making super easy 1-3 minute low carb pepperoni chips has become one of our favorite low carb guilty pleasures. What’s even easier is that they’re microwave pepperoni chips!
You seriously won’t believe how easy this recipe is! Just this past weekend I put together a keto friendly charcuterie board for Friday night appetizers, and the low carb pepperoni chips made such a great replacement for crackers!
The low carb pepperoni we buy from Trader Joes is a tiny bit spicy, once dried they taste even spicer and were the PERFECT easy side with blue cheese and celery sticks. Microwave pepperoni chips and dip make the perfect no carb snack!
Who has time to make chicken wings now that we have an easier substitute with keto pepperoni chips? 😉 The keto pepperoni chips also made a great addition alongside slices of salamis and smoked meats. I would definitely consider low carb pepperoni chips to be one of the top 10 ketogenic recipes!
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INGREDIENTS FOR MICROWAVE PEPPERONI CHIPS
🍕 1-5 oz pkg of Pepperoni! ~ that’s it! We used Trader Joe’s Volpi Gourmet Pepperoni
Any brand of your favorite pepperoni will work to make microwave pepperoni chips, so don’t feel like you have to run out and drive to the next state if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you 😉
SOO….HOW DO YOU MAKE PEPPERONI CHIPS?
✔️ Layer 2 paper towels. I literally just place these in the microwave directly, no plate needed!
✔️ lay pepperoni in a single layer. You might need to make more than one batch if you’re preparing the entire pack of pepperoni. I made 2 batches with a 5 oz package of pepperoni.
✔️ top with 1 more layer of paper towels
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK PEPPERONI CHIPS?
Depending on the type of pepperoni and size of pepperoni you use, microwave pepperoni chips can take anywhere between 1-3 minutes to cook. It’s perfectly fine to cook the microwave pepperoni chips for one minute, open the microwave and check the degree of doneness.
With my microwave and the type of pepperoni used, the low carb pepperoni chips took 3 minutes to cook.
You’ll also want to cook the keto pepperoni chips in batches, depending on how many microwave pepperoni chips you want to have.
It was honestly surprised how much grease gets absorbed into the paper towels by microwaving pepperoni! Who knew??
So easy! And that’s it my friends! If you’ve been wondering how do you make crispy pepperoni chips? You now have the answer! We always try to keep an extra package of pepperoni in the fridge when we’re looking for quick low carb salty snack recipes and have a late night keto pepperoni chips craving!
HOW DO YOU STORE PEPPERONI CHIPS?
So now that your low carb pepperoni chips are done, how do you store pepperoni chips? The microwave pepperoni chips store well in a container with a lid in your fridge for at least a few days.
Yes, they get chilled being the fridge, but they still stay totally crisp! You can simply bring to room temperature before eating.
Carbs in pepperoni slices ~ Many kinds of pepperoni actually have no carbs! Yes, you can have a zero carb snack when you buy zero carb pepperoni! The brand of pepperoni I used has 1 carb for a serving size of 7 slices.
Is Pepperoni keto friendly? ~ Pepperoni is definitely keto friendly! At only zero carbs or 1 carb per serving, low carb pepperoni snacks make an awesome easy keto snack recipe.
Should I bake or microwave pepperoni chips? The microwave is honestly faster, easier and in my opinion, tastes better! The oven seems to overly dry out the pepperoni
If you’ve been wondering how do you make pepperoni chips in the microwave, did you have any guess at how easy it is??
To summarize how to make crispy pepperoni chips:
15-oz pkg of your favorite pepperoni
Microwave Pepperoni Instructions
layer 2 paper towels in the microwave
lay pepperoni in a flat layer on the paper towels
Cover with an additional paper towel
Microwave 1-3 minutes, start with 60 seconds and add more time if needed
If after reading through all of this and you’d prefer to bake your low carb pepperoni chips, you can check out this Youtube video for baked keto pepperoni chips by Fat Fit Beauty!
Please post your comments on these yummy keto pepperoni chips below and I’d love to see your photos added to the Pinterest pin! Cheers! Jen
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