These pizza bowls are quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful! Everything you love about pizza in one bowl. This recipe is totally customizable and takes only 20 minutes to make. They are low carb, low sugar, naturally gluten free and delicious!

Crustless pizza bowls.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These pizza bowls take only 20 minutes to make.
  • They are quick and easy.
  • Use Australian grass fed ground beef or any other ground meat.
  • Australian ground beef is hormone free, antibiotic free and sustainably raised. The difference in flavor is amazing!
  • These crustless pizzas are low carb and low sugar.
  • They are similar to the Marco’s pizza bowls, but homemade.
  • Feel free to customize these! Add in your favorite toppings.
  • This recipe is gluten free, Keto, low carb, sugar free, and can be made dairy free and Paleo.
  • Check out this Paleo Pizza Crust for another delicious recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for crustless pizza bowls. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Australian grass fed ground beef is incredibly flavorful! It is sustainably raised and has the highest quality. Feel free to substitute ground turkey, ground chicken, ground pork or Italian sausage.

Crispy bacon adds hearty flavor and some crispiness. Feel free to omit if needed.

Any pizza sauce works. For Keto, use sugar free pizza sauce.

Shredded mozzarella cheese adds the cheesy flavor. Pre-shredded or freshly shredded cheese both work. Substitute any type of shredded cheese.

Both onion powder and garlic powder adds a nice overall flavor. Sprinkle these seasonings on top of the bowls before baking.

Top with fresh parsley. Parsley adds freshness, color and flavor. Fresh basil would be delicious as well.

Ground beef, cheese and sauce.

Taste & Texture

These pizza bowls taste like pizza in a bowl! No surprises. The main flavors will be whichever toppings and flavors you add in. They are cheesy, beefy and savory.

The texture is a little creamy and a little chunky. It is similar to a meat pasta sauce or bolognese sauce.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place 4 ramekins on a baking pan.

Step 2

Cook ground beef until brown and crumbly. Then, drain grease.

Step 3

Scoop about 2 tablespoons pizza sauce into the bottom of each ramekin.

Ramekin with red sauce.

Step 4

Then, top with a spoonful of ground beef and bacon bits.

Beef and sauce in ramekin.

Step 5

Top with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella cheese in bowl.

Step 6

Then, repeat these layers.

Step 7

Sprinkle some onion powder, garlic power and fresh parsley on top.

White dish with cheese.

Step 8

Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Baked crustless pizza bowl.

Step 9

Finally, remove pan from oven. Serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Cook ground beef until brown and crumbly.

Use crispy bacon bits.

Do not skimp on toppings. The more, the merrier!

Bake until cheese has melted completely.

The larger the ramekins, the longer cooking time needed.

Keto pizza bowls.

Flavor Variations & Add Ins

Consider adding these flavors and toppings to your bowls before baking.

Pepperoni

Turkey bacon bits

Red peppers

Green peppers

Onions

Mushrooms

Pineapple

Olives

Garlic

Spinach

Mozzarella cheese balls

Tomatoes

How to Serve & Store

Serve pizza bowls hot and fresh from the oven! They are great hot.

Serve with gluten free garlic bread, on top of spaghetti squash, or with a side salad.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are pizza bowls Keto?

Yes, these pizza bowls are Keto. Use sugar free pizza sauce and sugar free bacon.

What is crustless pizza?

Crustless pizza is pizza baked in a bowl. They contain pizza sauce, cheese and toppings, but no crust.

Which ramekins should I use?

I used 0.275 quart ramekins. They are about 1 cup. Feel free to use larger ones, but I do not recommend going smaller than this.

Can I add in other toppings?

Yes! Add as many toppings as needed.

Can I use dairy free cheese?

Sure! Dairy free cheese is great. It may not melt quite as well, but the taste is unchanged.

Pizza in a bowl.

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Crustless pizza bowls.

Get the Recipe: Pizza Bowls

These crustless pizza bowls are easy, quick and so fun! They are a great dinner for the whole family. Add in your favorite toppings for a completely customizable pizza bowl. They are low carb and gluten free!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Australian grass fed ground beef
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place 4 ramekins on a baking pan.
  • Cook ground beef until brown and crumbly. Drain off grease.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons pizza sauce into the bottom of each ramekin.
  • Then, top with a spoonful of ground beef and bacon bits.
  • Top with a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.
  • Then, repeat these layers.
  • Sprinkle some onion powder, garlic power and fresh parsley on top.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Finally, remove from oven. Serve!

Notes

  • I love Australian grass fed ground beef, but regular ground beef, Italian sausage, ground pork, ground chicken and ground turkey can be used.
  • These bowls are totally customizable.  Feel free to add in pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms and more.
  • To make dairy free, use dairy free cheese.
  • For Keto, use sugar free pizza sauce and sugar free bacon.
  • Bake until cheese has melted.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 608mg, Potassium: 594mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 456IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 3mg

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