This crustless pizza bowl is packed with meat, cheese and veggies! This delicious meal is gluten free, keto friendly and kid friendly! It takes less than 20 minutes to make and is very customizable!
These crustless pizza bowls are perfect for all my friends who need gluten free pizza, but don’t want to spend extra on a crust! This is also a great solution for someone on a keto diet or low-carb meal plan.
What I love most about these healthy pizza bowls is that they are super customizable. Throw in some leftover veggies or meat, or change it up each time for something different. The options never get old.
Reasons to Love This
- This keto pizza bowl is perfect for someone on a low carb diet. It’s also an easy gluten free option.
- This is very kid friendly! Your kids can even help to assemble the pizza bowls.
- The recipe is customizable. You can add as many toppings as you’d like and really can’t go wrong!
- Mild Italian Sausage: sub with sweet or spicy. You can also use lean ground turkey for a low calorie bowl option
- Olive oil- this is used to brown the sausage. You can also use coconut oil or canola oil.
- Chopped Mushrooms: these work best with fresh Portobello or white mushrooms. You can also use drained, canned mushrooms.
- Diced Green Peppers: sub with red, yellow or orange peppers
- Diced Onion-use a white onion for best flavor.
- Marinara Sauce: any marinara or pizza sauce will work.
- Italian Cheese: use shredded cheese. Sub with mozzarella cheese if desired.
- Pepperoni: use turkey pepperoni for a healthy option.
How to Make Crustless Pizza Bowls
The full recipe and quantities are listed at the bottom of the post.
Prepare the meat: Add the olive oil to a skillet, and heat over medium head. Add the Italian sausage and cook until done. Stir frequently and use your spatula to break it into crumbles. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.
Prepare the veggies: Add the chopped mushrooms, green pepper, and onions to the pan used to cook the sausage. Cook over medium heat until veggies are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
Prepare the baking dish: Use either 6 small oven-safe bowls, or 1 large oven-safe dish, such as a skillet or casserole dish. If using 6 small bowls, divide the toppings evenly amongst all bowls. Place the bowls on a cookie sheet so they are easy to place in the oven.
Assemble the pizza bowls: Add a small layer of pizza sauce to the bottom of each bowl. Next add the meat, veggie mixture, remaining pizza sauce, and cheese. Add pepperoni on top.
Bake the Pizza: Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 6-7 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Set to broil and cook for 1 remaining minute.
Remove from oven and serve warm.
Add all ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl in the following order: sauce, meat, veggies, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Microwave for 30-60 seconds until cheese is melted.
The veggies can be substituted with any type of veggie, meat or completely omitted. I have found that using about 1.5 cups of veggies is the perfect ratio of veggies to meat/cheese.
- Red, yellow or orange peppers: Cook before adding to the dish
- Banana peppers
- Diced tomatoes
- Spinach: chop and cook before adding to the pizza.
- Feta Cheese
- Extra Cheese
My personal favorite combination is diced tomatoes, spinach and feta!
- Let the kids help! Set up an assembly line and let them choose their own toppings and make their own bowls!
- The amount of topping placed in each bowl will vary based on the size of your bowl.
- If you don’t have any small oven safe bowls, use a large casserole dish and make a large pizza bowl!
Oven Safe Ramekins: These ramekins work great because they are small enough for individual servings! Any oven-safe bowl will work though.
Deep Casserole Dish: This works perfectly to make a large pizza bowl!
Cast Iron Skillet: This is perfect for a one-pan meal! Brown all of your meat and veggies in the skillet, then layer the pizza ingredients in the skillet and pop it in the oven.
These gluten free pizza bowls are perfect for anyone looking for a gluten-free or keto option. They are low in carbs because they do not have a crust. The nutrition facts will vary based on the toppings added. 1 serving contains 305 calories, 25 grams of fat and 7 grams of fat.
I've created a helpful table to show how 1 pizza bowl compares to a slice of pepperoni and sausage pizza. You will see that the pizza bowl is lower in calories, however, both are still high in sodium and fat. Based on your nutritional needs, this may not be of concern.
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- Easy Tortilla Pizza
- Healthy Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)
- Chicken Burrito Skillet
- Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
Crustless Pizza Bowls
- 1 Oven
- 1 lb mild Italian sausage
- ½ cup mushrooms chopped
- ½ cup green peppers diced
- ½ cup onion diced
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups Italian cheese
- 8 pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet, heat on medium. Add the Italian sausage and cook until done. Stir frequently and use your spatula to break into pieces.
- Once the sausage is cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chopped mushrooms, green pepper and onions. Cook over medium heat until veggies are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Assemble the pizza bowls by using 6 oven safe bowls or a large cast iron skillet.*Note: if using 6 bowls, place them on a cookie sheet and divide the ingredients evenly amongst the bowls.
- Add a small layer of pizza sauce to the bottom of your dish.
- Next, layer the meat, veggies, pizza sauce and cheese.
- Add pepperoni on top.
- Place pan in the oven and bake for 6-7 minutes, until cheese is melted. Set to broil and cook for 1 remaining minute.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.