Pizza in a Bowl: the delicious low-carb recipe for pizza lovers

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
cooked hamburger
1/2 cup
mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup
sugar-free pizza sauce
1/4 to 1/2 cup
8 to 10 slices
oregano and garlic salt, to taste

If you love pizza but are looking to cut down on your carb intake, this easy pizza bowl recipe is about to blow your mind. With loads of hamburger meat, pepperoni, cheese, and tomato sauce, pizza in a bowl tastes exactly like a classic pie from your local slicehouse, but without the carbs and extra calories.

Pizza bowls are fast and easy to make, which means they're perfect for busy weeknights and they're so tasty, you can bet the whole family will love them. The best part is that they can be customized to suit your tastes. Add sausage, mushrooms, olives, zucchini – anything goes!


How to Make Pizza in a Bowl

To make a homemade keto-friendly pizza bowl, grab a microwave-safe bowl and get layering. Start with the hamburger meat, then add half the pepperoni, half the pizza sauce, and half the cheese. Sprinkle some oregano and garlic salt over everything, as well as a little basil, if you're adding it in. Then layer the remaining ingredients in the same order.

Pop the bowl in the microwave and cook it on high for 2 minutes, or until the cheese gets hot, melted, and starts to bubble. Take the pizza bowl out of the microwave, grab a fork, and dig in!


Tips for Easy Pizza Bowl

There are plenty of delicious variations to try. Instead of hamburger meat, you can use venison, pork, or sausage.

Use a mix of cheeses like cheddar, provolone, and Swiss for an even more flavorful pizza bowl.

Sprinkle a little fresh chopped basil into your pizza bowl

Add some fresh or cooked veggies to your pizza bowl. If you're on a low-carb diet, opt for vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, or zucchini.

If you're not worried about your carb intake, feel free to serve your pizza bowl with a side of homemade garlic bread or homemade garlic knots.


How to Store Pizza Bowl

Transfer the pizza bowl to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. For long-term storage, you can freeze pizza bowls for up to 2 months.



Place ¼ cup of the hamburger half in a microwave-safe bowl.


Add the pepperoni.


Pour half of the pizza sauce.


Add half of the cheese. Season with oregano and garlic salt.


Layer the remaining hamburger, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and cheese in the bowl. Season with more oregano and garlic salt.


Place in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes on high or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Serve and enjoy.


Shred the mozzarella yourself as opposed to buying pre-shredded cheese. It'll melt more evenly.

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