A pizza bowl is similar to a burrito bowl, as you skip the tortilla (in this case, the crust) and add the typical toppings to a bowl. You’ll layer in sausage, veggies, sauce and cheese in each ramekin to create those familiar pizza flavours. Since you’re skipping the crust, you’re making a low-carb dish. It’s a win-win situation! Here are a few reasons you’ll love this keto pizza bowl recipe.
Pork sausage meat in your no-crust pizza bowl helps create a familiar pizza flavour. Turkey pepperoni is another excellent option for boosting protein.
Using courgette helps keep this pizza bowl keto, increasing how filling the dish is. This way, you can skip the crust, yet still feel full after enjoying a low-carb pizza bowl.
Aubergine is another excellent way to make low-carb pizza bowls more filling. If you do not enjoy the flavour of aubergine, you can use double the amount of courgette.
Passata gives the best consistency and flavour for the pizza sauce. Canned tomatoes could result in a bit more of a watery sauce.
By adding mozzarella, you’re adding in more protein and helping the dish feel indulgent. You can also use shredded cheddar cheese or any cheese you enjoy.
This ingredient helps keep the pizza bowls keto by providing a flavour boost. If jalapeños are too spicy for you, you can skip them for this recipe.
Preheat oven to 200°C
Start by chopping the courgettes and aubergines into small chunks and the mushrooms into thin slices and add to large bowl.
Then add the sausages (de-cased and roughly torn). Add olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. If you like spice, add chilli flakes. Toss to get everything incorporated.
To five ramekins, add a serving of mixed veg and sausage. Pop in the oven for 30 minutes to brown/take on some colour.
Stir halfway through and then add a serving of passata into each ramekin.
Stir to combine the tomato sauce and then top with a layer of mozzarella and pop in the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and melted. Top with thinly sliced jalapeno & finely chopped chives.
There are many ways you can make these keto bowls! Skip the sausage and double the aubergine for a filling vegetarian option. Make it vegan by swapping out the mozzarella with a dairy-free version. You can also skip the cheese altogether, and you’ll have a tasty vegan pizza bowl.
What size ramekin should I use?
I prefer using a 12-ounce ramekin for each pizza bowl (6 inches in diameter). This size is ideal for creating individual main dishes. Smaller ramekins may not hold all the ingredients for each serving. A slightly larger ramekin will also work, though the ingredients will be more spread out.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes! You can easily make this recipe vegetarian. As noted above, you can add more veggies to help make the dish more filling. Or, you can use a vegetarian meat swap, like a meatless sausage.
How do I use this recipe for meal prep?
Since the ramekins are already portioned out, turning this pizza bowl recipe into meal prep is quite simple. After the pizza bowls are cooked and out of the oven, allow them to cool completely. Then, put a Ziploc bag around each ramekin and seal, ensuring the seal is air-tight.
When you’re ready to reheat a pizza bowl, remove the bag and reheat it in the oven for 5-6 minutes. If you’re at the office, you can also microwave the ramekin for a few minutes until the cheese is melty and everything is heated thoroughly.