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Pepperonis and golden brown cheese in a black skillet with spices in wooden bowls and a wooden spoon on the side.

Crustless Pizza Bowl

Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 minutes
This Crustless Pizza Bowl is a grain free meal that is simple to make, and perfect for meal prep. It is filled with creamy Italian cheese, spicy sausage, and nutritious cauliflower.  It’s grain free, keto, and free of refined sugar!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza, pizza bowl
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 563 kcal


  • 1-1/2 cup pepperoni
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1-1/2 cup Italian cheese blend
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1/3 of a yellow onion
  • 12 oz riced cauliflower frozen (2 cups)


  • Cook the Italian sausage in a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
    Sausage being cooked in a light gray skillet.
  • When sausage is half cooked (about 5 minutes), add cauliflower, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and sauté until onion is translucent and sausage is cooked, about 5 more minutes.
    Overhead view of sausage, onions, and garlic cooking in a gray skillet.
  • Add marinara sauce and 1/2 cup of cheese to mixture and cook for another 2 minutes until the cheese melts.
    A hand sprinkling shredded cheese on top of sausage mixture with pizza sauce inside a gray skillet.
  • Transfer cooked pizza mixture to 4 oven safe bowls*. Top with pepperoni and remaining cheese.
    *Note: A cast iron or Dutch oven can also be used instead of bowls for a pizza casserole. You can also microwave the bowl to melt the cheese. If so, use microwave safe bowls instead of oven safe bowls.
    A hand adding shredded cheese on top of pepperoni in a black skillet.
  • Broil for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted.  You can also microwave for 1-2 minute to melt the cheese and heat the marinara.
    pizza bowl with pepperonis and cheese in a black skillet with bowls of spices and a gooden spoon in the background.
  • Enjoy! Add any remaining toppings you'd like. We love to top with basil and hot honey.
    Pepperoni and basil on top of golden brown cheese in a black skillet.



Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
*Note: Additional substitution information can be found above in the substitution section of this post.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 2063mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg
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