These Keto Pizza Bowls are perfect on the go meal for both kids! Gluten free, healthy and paleo and whole30 compliant!
CARBLESS PIZZA my internet friends.
Liiike, the SUPER EASY kind where you don’t need to spend all the work making your own pizza dough.
It’s a thing that, unless it’s in low carb lasagna form, I thought should never exist (Hi! Carb lover over here) until I gave it the benefit of the doubt and actually tried it.
Holy W-H-O-A. Just when you thought pizza couldn’t get any SAUCIER and CHEESIER, think AGAIN.
The lack of crustiness really just allows the tomato magic to blend with the ooey gooey cheese and salty, juicy meats, POPPING in your mouth in a way that might just make all your hard meal-prep efforts for NOTHING.
You know, because you will prep all the crustless pizza bowls in advance, feeling like the SUPER prepared-planner person that you are at that moment. BUT THEN, you will taste said whole30 pizza bowl and proceed to eat half of them in ONE DAY because they’re just. SO. GOOD.
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
Can we all go ahead and agree that PIZZA is one of the most genius and delicious meal creations of all time?! I’ve paid tribute to pizza many times here on the blog, from pizza low carb lasagna all the way to pumpkin pizza and pizza crock pot pasta! I’ve even made a breakfast cauliflower pizza with eggs because I think eating pizza is acceptable anytime, anywhere. Now it’s time for a keto pizza bowl recipe that you are going to obsess over- this pizza bowl is full of flavor AND healthy ingredients that are all low carb and high in protein. It is the perfect meal if you’re following a keto diet or simply want to boost your protein intake.
When scanning the ingredients list for this pizza bowl recipe keto, you will find healthy, flavorful, and tasty ingredients that combine to make the most satisfying bowl of deliciousness! Here’s everything you will need to round up before getting started on your pizza bowls:
- Pepperonis, uncured
- Green Peppers
- Lean Grass-fed Ground Beef
- Italian Seasoning
- Sea Salt
- Tomato Sauce
- Black Olives
- Mozzarella Cheese
How to make Keto Pizza Bowls
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the pepperonis and ham slices on it. Bake in a preheated oven until they are a bit crisp and cooked well. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon, blotting off excess oil with a paper towel when it’s done.
In the bacon fat, add the green peppers and cook until they are golden brown and tender.
While the veggies cook, add the ground beef to a separate large pan and cook, breaking it up, until it is evenly browned and no pink remains. Stir in the italian seasoning and a bit of the tomato sauce to the beef.
Divide each different type of meat between your meal prep bowls or containers, followed by the peppers, cheese and remaining tomato sauce. Cover and store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!
When it’s time to devour your pizza bowl keto, remove the lid and microwave it for a little while, until the cheese has melted. Stir everything together and enjoy!
Top Tips for making Keto Pizza Bowl
- Line with Parchment: When cooking your meat in the oven, I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper. This will make for easy cleanup!
- Brown the Beef: Be sure to cook the beef long enough that it achieves a deeper flavor.
- Don’t Overcook the Peppers: The peppers should be slightly tender but still have a bit of crispness to them when you’re done cooking them on the stove. If you overcook them and then freeze the bowls, the peppers may come out mushy.
Paleo and Whole30 Subs
If you either a. can’t have cheese or b. are really crazy, err I mean devoted, and are following a paleo or whole30 diet, I got you COVERED with some super simple swaps!
Cheese: I’ve included a cashew “cheese” sauce recipe that you can use. I won’t lie to you, nut cheese will never be as delicious as “real” cheese, but this is a VRY solid sub.
Ham: I’ve made this bowl totally without ham and it’s just as tasty. So, if you can’t find a ham brand that fits your diet, leave ‘er off!
Pepperoni: If you can’t find one that works for you, double the bacon!
Was anyone ever sad after they doubled the bacon in a recipe? Me thinks not. Whatever way you make it, keto low carb pizza meal prep bowls are a recipe FOR SUCCESS.
How to store Keto Friendly Pizza Bowl
These pizza bowls are best when assembled in glass airtight containers, in my opinion. That way, you can simply remove the lid and microwave them when you are ready to eat them. They will last about 3 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container labeled with the date you made them!
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Keto Pizza Bowls
- 24 Pepperonis, uncured (40g) – make sure to read notes for Whole30
- 8 Slices Ham (read notes for Whole30)
- 4 Slices Bacon (make sure they’re sugar free for Paleo/Whole30)
- 2 Green peppers (large), sliced
- 1 Lb Lean Grass-Fed Ground Beef
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 Cup Tomato Sauce, divided
- 1/4 Cup Black Olives, sliced
- 3 oz Mozzarella Cheese, grated
Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the pepperonis and ham and cook until lightly crisp, about 5-10 minutes. Watch closely as the ham will most likely be done before the pepperoni.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until golden brown and each side, transferring to a paper towel lined plate and blotting off the excess oil when cooked.
Add the peppers and mushrooms right into the skillet with the leftover bacon fat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and tender, about 10 minutes.
While the veggies cook, heat a separate large frying pan on medium high and cook the beef, breaking it up as it cooks, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Drain out the excess fat.
Stir the Italian seasoning and salt into the beef until well mixed. Then, stir in ½ cup of the tomato sauce.
Divide the ham, pepperoni, vegetables, beef, bacon and olives between 4 3-cup meal prep bowls. Divide the remaining tomato sauce between each bowl (1 Tbsp each.) Finally, divide the grated cheese and cover each bowl and refrigerate until ready to eat! Bowls will last 3-5 days in the fridge.
When ready to eat, uncover and microwave for about a minute, or until the cheese is melted. Then, mix and DEVOUR
To make the paleo cheese sauce (if using):
Place all the ingredients in a SMALL (mine is 3 cups) food processor and blend, stopping to scrape down the sides often, until smooth. This will take a good 7-10 minutes.
Store in small separate meal prep containers, as the “cheese” will go a weird texture if you microwave it once you warm up the bowls.
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 13 POINTS+: 12. OLD POINTS: 11
(Per 1 bowl with mozzarella cheese)
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