Pizza Bowls

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Pizza Bowls are low carb, tasty and customizable. Full of protein and ready in 30 minutes. The family will love these.

Pizza bowls in an oven safe ceramic bowl with pepperoni toppings and cheese.
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Why Make These Pizza Bowls

These pizza bowls are really easy to make and they are loaded with veggies and seasoning. They are low carb, however I love to pair them with Garlic Rolls or knots. They are customizable, use ground turkey, chicken or ground beef. You can make any flavor “pizza” of choice. I like to go for supreme flavor and a classic marinara. You will love these protein loaded bowls, and so will your friend and family.

Make these bowls a complete meal and serve them with my Lemon Honey Kale Salad or Lemon Kale Caesar.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients need to make this recipe on a counter with bowls and plates.

Ground Turkey. You can use ground beef or chicken as well. I prefer turkey, it’s lean and clean since we use pepperoni and mozzarella, I try to cut the fat a little where I can for this recipe.

Marinara. Use any red sauce of choice. Pasta sauce or marinara will work.

Tomato Paste. This brings all the flavors together and helps to thicken the meat mixture a bit.

Pepperoni. I use regular, high quality pepperonis. You can use turkey pepperoni as well.

Veggies. I use mushrooms, bell peppers, jalapeños and onions for this recipe. The onion give the meat more moisture and flavor. You can use any pizza mix ins you prefer.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

Recipe Variations

Pepperoni. This is optional! You can use turkey pepperoni to make it less fat.

Ground Turkey. Use ground chicken. ground venison or ground beef.

Marinara Sauce. Use spaghetti sauce or pasta sauce if needed.

Veggies. You can add black olives, red onions, chopped tomatoes, spinach and so on into the mix if desired. Don’t forget to check out my Taco Pizza too for more pizza ideas.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make this recipe in a skillet with ground turkey.

Step One. Preheat oven to 450º. Chop mushrooms, jalapeño and bell peppers into bite sized pieces and set aside. Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a large skillet, heat oil, add the ground meat. Cook for about 5 minutes, soak up any leftover grease or liquid with a paper towel. Add in seasonings, onion and garlic.

Step Two. Once the onion starts to sweat, add in chopped mushrooms and peppers. Add seasonings and tomato paste. Mix well. Let the seasoning and tomato paste brown just a bit. Add in the marinara sauce.

Meat sauce in a gray skillet and bowls with pepperonis.

Step Three. Once the marinara sauce begins to simmer a bit, continue to stir for another minute. Add equal amounts of the meat sauce mixture to oven safe bowls (20-25 oz bowls). If you don’t have oven safe bowls, no worries use microwave safe bowls.

Step Four. Cover the meat mixture with Mozzarella and top with pepperonis. Put bowls on a caking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, browned and bubbling. Or, you can cover them and pop them into the microwave for 1 minute or more until the cheese is melted.

Baking sheet with pizza bowls in them and pepperoni on top.

Step Five. Let the pizza bowls cool for a minute or two and serve in the bowls, once they are cooled and enjoy.

Leftovers can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat just warm them up in the microwave.

Recipe FAQs

What other cheeses work in this recipe?

Use dairy free cheese, goat cheese, feta or Parmesan in this recipe. The options are endless for cheese!

How can I make this healthier?

Be sure to use lean ground meat. If you want to cut calories and fat, use turkey pepperoni.

Do these pizza bowls keep well?

Leftovers can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat just warm them up in the microwave. You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 months.

Recipe Pairings

These pizza bowls are great on their own, but I like to serve them with my Kale Salad And Roasted Red Pepper Dressing. They would also be great with Air Fryer Garlic Bread. Another fun side would be Dill Pickle Pasta.

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White bowl with ground meat and pepperoni.
5 from 15 votes

Pizza Bowls

Pizza Bowls are low carb, tasty and customizable. Full of protein and ready in 30 minutes. The family will love these. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey , *see notes
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small Jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt, more as needed
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded, more as needed
  • ¼ cup pepperoni, *see notes

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450º. Chop mushrooms, jalapeño and bell peppers into bite sized pieces and set aside. Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a large skillet, heat oil, add the ground meat. Cook for about 5 minutes, soak up any leftover grease or liquid with a paper towel. Add in seasonings, onion and garlic.
  • Once the onion starts to sweat, add in chopped mushrooms and peppers. Add seasonings and tomato paste. Mix well. Let the seasoning and tomato paste brown just a bit. Add in the marinara sauce. 
  • Step Three. Once the marinara sauce begins to simmer a bit, continue to stir for another minute. Add equal amounts of the meat sauce mixture to oven safe bowls (20-25 oz bowls). If you don't have oven safe bowls, no worries use microwave safe bowls.
  • Cover the meat mixture with Mozzarella and top with pepperonis. Put bowls on a caking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, browned and bubbling. Or, you can cover them and pop them into the microwave for 1 minute or more until the cheese is melted.
  • Let the pizza bowls cool for a minute or two and serve in the bowls, once they are cooled and enjoy. 

Notes

*ground beef, chicken or ground venison will also work.
*any red sauce will work, marinara, pasta sauce choose your favorite. 
*use turkey pepperoni to cut the fat down a bit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 932mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 300
Keyword: 30 minute
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are great! I made mine without the turkey and used extra veggies and lots if cheese!

    1. Hi kate! A am so happy to hear you enjoyed this one, love the added veggies.

    2. I would like to know what marinara sauce you’re using and what % of Turkey you’re using… when I input this recipe into MFP it tells me 429 cal per serving with 25g Fat….

      1. Hi Kate, I use 90/10 Turkey (lean) and then I usually use a low sugar marinara but any will work. All calories vary on different apps and with so many different brands/calories per brand on the market so I am not quite sure what to tell you… everything I plug into my app is a “guesstimate” to how it calculates…. I have added this into MFP and I am still getting very close to the same calories. Are you splitting the recipe into 4 serving?

    1. You could make it in a baking dish, about a 8×8 – 9×9 dish or a large cast iron skillet. Just add all the ingredients into the one dish vs the single serve dishes. Xoxo.

      1. Hi Sarah! 9×13 is a big large, if you have anything a bit smaller that would be best, even a cast iron or oven safe skillet would be great. Otherwise, yes this will work, it just won’t look like the photos 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    We absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! My family finished one batch and asked for me to make another. DELICIOUS!!!

  3. 5 stars
    So easy to make and so delicious! Ty for a great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Wonderful for keto dinner instead of pizza!