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Pizza Bowl Recipe

This crustless Pizza Bowl Recipe is a delicious low carb or keto way to enjoy the flavors of pizza. It can also be eaten as a dip with crostini. Either way it is extra cheesy and super easy to make! A fun appetizer or family dinner idea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Brianna May

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup pizza sauce*
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese*
  • 40 pepperonis
  • ½ pound ground italian sausage cooked*
  • ½ cup diced peppers
  • ½ cup diced onions

Optional

  • italian seasoning
  • parmesan cheese
  • red chili flakes
  • basil

Instructions

  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • Place 4 7-ounce ramekins on a baking sheet. Lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • Spoon 2 Tablespoons of sauce into one of the ramekins.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of italian seasoning on top of the sauce.
  • Tuck the corners of the cheese slice so it will fit in the ramekin on top of the sauce.
  • Place 5 pepperonis in a circle on top of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle some sausage on top of the pepperoni.
  • Sprinkle some bell pepper on top of the sausage.
  • Lastly, sprinkle some onion on top of the bell pepper.
  • Repeat the layering steps, starting again with the sauce and finishing with the peppers.
  • Repeat this for all 4 of the ramekins.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes covered loosely with foil. Finish uncovered for another 10 minutes. You can also microwave each ramekin in 30 second increments until heated through.

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Notes

Pizza Sauce: If you want to ensure these pizza bowls are keto, be sure the pizza sauce does not have added sugar. You can use any tomato based sauce without sugar. 
Mozzarella: I like the coverage the cheese slices give, but shredded mozzarella cheese works too. 
Italian Sausage: Mild or spicy both work.
Use good quality sauce. Be sure to use a tomato sauce that has aromatics (like herbs, garlic, onion, etc.) added in already. If you are on the keto diet, be sure the sauce does not have added sugar. If you are using plain tomato sauce, be sure to add Italian seasoning.
You can scale this recipe. This recipe can easily be doubled or even scaled down to just serve one person. 
Toppings: Use any pizza toppings that you like. I recommend sticking with 3-4 so the bowls are not overloaded. Try cooked ground beef, salami, ham, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, jalapeños, pineapple, or goat cheese.
One large dish: If you do not have individual ramekins, use any oven safe 1-1.5 quart dish or pan. If the dish is too big, there will not be enough toppings, so you might need to double the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g