This low carb crustless Pizza Bowl recipe has all the same classic pizza flavors with layers of savory meats, tangy sauce, and bubbling cheese. It's a fun and easy twist to pizza night.
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- ❤️ Why You’ll Love this Pizza Bowl Recipe
- 🛒 What’s in a Pizza Bowl
- 🔪 How to Make Crustless Pizza Bowls
- How Many Carbs are in a Crustless Pizza Bowl?
- Pizza Bowl Variations and Topping Ideas
- Why are My Pizza Bowls So Watery?
- Can I Make Low Carb Pizza Bowls Ahead of Time?
- Can I Freeze Leftover Baked Crustless Pizza Bowls?
- Does a Pizza Bowl Have Crust?
- Can I Make a Pizza Bowl in the Microwave?
- Who Sells Pizza Bowls?
- 🍕 More Keto Pizza Recipes
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Pizza Bowl Recipe
- Classic pizza flavors without all the carbs
- Fun way to make Keto crustless pizza
- Made in under 30 minutes
- Perfect for busy weeknights
- Kid friendly
If you're looking for a delicious, Keto-friendly pizza option that will satisfy all your cravings...this is it! These pizza bowls are a super satisfying and flavorful low-carb alternative to traditional pizza. They're baked and served in a bowl, which allows you to enjoy your pizza guilt-free, without all the extra carbs from a crust.
Each of these pizza bowls are filled with savory and delicious pizza toppings, from savory meats like pepperoni and Italian sausage to an array of vibrant vegetables and a generous serving of melted cheese. You can make them just like the recipe or add your own spin!
Whether you're following Keto or simply looking for a healthier, gluten-free meal, these pizza bowls are filling and will satisfy all your cravings.
One of the things, that make this recipe taste just like true Italian style pizza is this Homemade Pizza Sauce. While you can use a low carb store-bought brand, it is so worth the extra few minutes it takes to whip up a batch.
🛒 What’s in a Pizza Bowl
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Italian sausage
- Green bell pepper
- Black olives
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Crustless Pizza Bowls
Heat a cast iron skillet (or other skillet) to medium and add in the ground sausage.
Brown the sausage, then remove and add to a large mixing bowl.
Leaving the drippings in the pan, add in the butter and mushrooms. Also preheat your oven to 450°F.
Sauté until they are cooked through, then add in the green pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
Tip: If you wanted to add onions, this is where you'd want to add them.
Turn off the heat and pour them into the bowl with the cooked sausage.
Stir in the pizza sauce.
Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and pour them into 6 small oven-safe bowls or ramekins.
Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and slices of pepperoni. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Tip: You can add any other toppings that you like or omit the pepperoni if it's not your thing.
How Many Carbs are in a Crustless Pizza Bowl?
The number of net carbs in a crustless pizza recipe can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and their quantities. If you're tracking your macros, it's always important to add your own ingredients when determining the carb counts.
For this pizza in a bowl recipe, there are 5 net carbs per serving. That is awesome when you remember that because this is such a filling dish, it's an entire meal in one bowl.
Pizza Bowl Variations and Topping Ideas
These additional variations and add-ins will help you customize your healthy pizza bowl recipe to suit everyone in the family. You can even let everyone create their own!
- Ground beef: Swap Italian sausage for ground beef. You'll want to add seasonings to the beef to give it a little extra flavor. I use this homemade dry Italian Dressing Mix in mine.
- Spinach: Add a few spinach leaves for a burst of freshness and added vitamins and minerals.
- Fresh tomatoes: Slice some vibrant cherry tomatoes and scatter them over the pizza bowl for a burst of tanginess.
- Cheese: You can use any of your favorite melting cheese like cheddar or provolone. Or for a tangy twist, try adding a little salty feta cheese or creamy goat cheese.
- Bacon: Everything is better with bacon! Cook up crispy bacon or pancetta and crumble it over the pizza bowl to elevate the smoky flavor.
- Red onion: Thinly sliced red onion makes a great addition. Because these pizza bowls cook quickly, you'll probably want to sauté onions before adding them.
- Red pepper flakes: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, add just a pinch of red pepper flakes to spice things up.
- Chicken: Do you have leftover chicken? Use it! Whether it's leftover roasted chicken or store-bought rotisserie, chicken adds lean protein and is a hearty addition.
- Fresh basil: Fragrant fresh basil leaves on top adds so much flavor and a pop of green color.
- Artichoke hearts: Add chopped, marinated artichoke hearts for little bites of tangy flavor.
- Carnivore pizza bowl: If you have a meat lover in your family, you can easily omit the veggies and just stick with meats and cheese.
Why are My Pizza Bowls So Watery?
To prevent excess water, make sure to remove any excess liquid from ingredients like vegetables or cooked meats before assembling the pizza bowls.
Can I Make Low Carb Pizza Bowls Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! You can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and assemble the pizza bowls just before baking. This makes them super convenient for meal planning or for hosting.
Can I Freeze Leftover Baked Crustless Pizza Bowls?
Sure, no crust pizza bowls can be frozen after baking. Just make sure to wrap them well in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before you reheat them in the oven.
Does a Pizza Bowl Have Crust?
No, the typical pizza bowl is made without a crust, which is perfect for a low carb or Keto diet. You are essentially taking all the toppings, pizza sauce and of course, cheese and baking it in an oven-safe bowl as if it were a traditional pizza.
Can I Make a Pizza Bowl in the Microwave?
Yes, you sure can! Because all of the ingredients that need to be cooked, are in fact cooked prior to assembling the bowl, you can speed the process up by microwaving it instead. Just be sure to use a microwave safe bowl or ramekin and I would recommend using a microwave splatter cover, just in case! Microwave for 1-1 ½ minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Who Sells Pizza Bowls?
Papa John's makes their own version called Papa Johns Papa Bowls. While it may sound like a great fast-food option, theirs have a good bit of added sugar that drives the net carbs to between 15-20 grams per serving.
🍕 More Keto Pizza Recipes
- Pizza Stuffed Peppers
- Portobello Mini Pizza
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Pizza with Fathead Dough
- Pepperoni Pizza Bagels
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- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Pizza Sauce
- 1 pound Italian sausage, ground
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- ½ green bell pepper, chopped
- ⅓ cup pepperoni slices
- ¼ cup black olives, sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Heat a cast iron skillet (or other skillet) to medium and add in the ground sausage.
- Brown the sausage, then remove and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Leaving the drippings in the pan, add in the butter and mushrooms. Also preheat your oven to 450°F.
- Sauté until they are cooked through, then add in the green pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and pour them into the bowl with the cooked sausage. Stir in the pizza sauce.
- Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and pour them into 6 small oven-safe bowls or ramekins. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and slices of pepperoni.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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