Pizza Bowl


A simple way to enjoy pizza in 1 minute

All of the saucy Italian flavors of pizza tossed into a bowl and microwaved. Pizza bowls are an easy, crustless way to satisfy those pizza cravings without having to make a pie!

When you want pizza, you don’t always want to make a pizza or order out. It’s an easy meal when I am short on time. It’s in my top 3 go-to time saving meals along with my bell pepper sandwich and pesto pasta.

Italian seasoning on top of melted cheese with pepperoni and olives

The ideal method for making a crustless pizza bowl is to cook it in the microwave. Once you add all of your favorite pizza toppings to a bowl. It only takes about a minute to cook the ingredients and melt the cheese. It comes out bubbly hot and you get the most incredible cheese pull that get your stomach growling on pizza night.

How to make a pizza bowl

  1. Grab a small bowl or large ramekin.
  2. Pour in a small amount of marinara or pizza sauce to the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Add you favorite pizza toppings – pepperoni, cooked sausage, olives, mushrooms, bell peppers.
  4. Top with shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
  5. Add a dash of Italian Seasoning.
  6. Microwave for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.


Key ingredients

  • Pizza sauce – You only need a few tablespoons of pizza sauce or marinara sauce. Tomato sauce can also be used in a pinch. For a white pizza sauce, try using alfredo sauce or even ranch dressing.
  • Pizza toppings – Add you favorite pizza toppings – as long as they are pre-cooked. Since we are only microwaving our pizza bowl to melt the cheese, it’s important for the ingredients to be fully cooked for safety and texture. Consider adding pepperoni, salami, black olives, mushroom, cooked Italian sausage, cooked bacon, meatballs, fresh basil, bell pepper and/or onions.
  • Cheese – For this recipe, I used shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can add your favorite blend of Italian cheeses like cheddar, Colby Jack, Provolone, Parmesan cheese.

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Pizza Bowl Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pizza or marinara sauce
  • 4 slices pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • dash Italian seasoning

Pizza Bowl Directions

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Of course, just like the Macro’s Pizza Bowl that you can order at the restaurant, this crustless pizza is completely customizable. Add in your favorite pizza ingredients and cheese. Here are some ideas.

  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Cooked crumbled sausage
  • Bacon
  • Canadian bacon
  • Spinach
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Olives
  • Anchovies
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Provolone cheese
  • Colby Jack cheese
  • Cream cheese
a large ramekin with a pizza cooked inside topped with parsley and olives

Storage information

This pizza bowl recipe is a single-serve recipe, so you shouldn’t have much leftover. If you do have leftovers or care to meal prep this recipe, simply store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

To reheat, cook in the microwave for 1 minute or broil on high for 2-3 minutes.

Pizza Bowl: FAQS

What is a pizza bowl?

A pizza bowl is a crustless pizza where all of your favorite pizza toppings are added to a bowl, topped with cheese and microwaved for 1 minute or baked under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.

Are pizza bowls keto friendly?

Yes! You can enjoy a pizza bowl on the keto diet. Try to select a pizza sauce that is low crab and doesn't contain additional sugar. Most pizza toppings are keto friendly. Avoid pineapple.

What pizza chains making crustless pizzas?

Macro's Pizza makes pizza bowls along with Papa Murphy's they have keto pizza that are made without pizza crust or cauliflower.

What kind of bowl should I use.

You can use any size just make sure that it is large enough to hold your toppings. Make sure you are using a microwave-safe or oven-safe bowl or ramekins.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Pizza Bowl

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
Fat 14.3g
Protein 7.6g
Total Carbs 3.9g
Net Carbs 3.5g

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  1. I love this recipe! I am new here, but this pizza bowl was amazing. I am going to make your deep dish pizza next!

  2. Yeah baby… the whole family was eating pizza bowls last night all with their own ingredients. It was pretty fun and the kids loved it.

  3. When I was kid my buddies and I made pizza this way! It was just a plate, cheese, (sometimes ketchup), and pepperoni and we would microwave it for 45 seconds. This reminds me a lot of that. I guess we have come full circle. Thank you for letting me share my story.

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