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Easy Pizza Bowls – A crustless pizza in a bowl with all of your favorite toppings. Bakes up in less than 5 minutes and is perfect for the whole family.

easy pizza bowls on a sheet pan with spoon and bread

Friday I shared with you that my week had been very eventful. Just in case you missed it, then I will link it HERE for you to check out.

If you remember in that post I mentioned that, I would share more with you about that a little laterโ€ฆwell, welcome to later.


The phone rang, I walked away from the stove with food cooking, to learn that my dad had been rushed to the hospital. At some point during the commotion of my family rushing in from outside to find out what was the matter. The back door was accidentally left open.

While my dog Shakespeare was on my heels trying to figure out what was going on. My cat Gabby saw this as the perfect opportunity for her to sneak out the back door, across the yard, and into the woods behind my house.

Once I realized that she was gone, I did pause for a moment to consider looking for her. Then reality hit that I had no time and so I left. It was also because she had escaped from an open door before and managed to make her way back home in time for dinner. Knowing this I figured she would be waiting for me by the door again that evening to let her in and feed her.


Sunday evening I returned home with no sign of Gabby. Monday morning before heading to the hospital, I spent some time looking for her again and nothing. Monday night, still no cat. There was no sign of her Tuesday or Wednesday.

On Wednesday night I completed my nightly search to try to find her which turned up nothing. At this point, I was somewhere between worry and fear that she may not ever return. Thursday morning I left my back door cracked just in case she decided to wander in, but still no sign of Gabby. At this point, I was sure that my cat was not returning home and I would have to be okay with that.

Then Thursday night came and I was heading home from the hospital when I received a text that my cat was back home waiting at the front door. I didnโ€™t bother responding because I figured it was a joke. My son had played that cruel joke on me before and I was determined that he was not going to fool me again.

I arrived home to Gabby in her favorite spot underneath the dining room table.

close-up view of easy pizza bowls with a napkin

close-up side view easy pizza bowls with a spoon

Overhead view Easy Pizza Bowls

Easy Pizza Bowls

Easy Pizza Bowls โ€“ A crustless pizza in a bowl with all of your favorite toppings. Bakes up in less than 5 minutes and is perfect for the whole family.
4.5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 546kcal


  • 2 Italian sausage, removed from casing
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 oz. pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • red pepper flakes, to taste


  • Using a large skillet over medium high heat add in the Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink. Remove from pan and using the grease left in the pan add the mushrooms and cook until soft.
  • Place 4 ramekins on a baking sheet and coat the bottom of each with marinara sauce.
  • Top with a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Divide the Italian sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms among the four ramekins and place over the layer of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add another layer of marinara sauce, followed by the remaining mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.
  • Place the baking sheet with the pizza bowls under the broiler until the cheese has browned and the sauce is bubbly.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1943mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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    November 13, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Glad your cat came back! The pizza bowls look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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      November 14, 2017 at 6:37 PM

      Thank you…so am I ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    Aww.. I’m glad she’s back! Our cat got out once and it was scary! And much love to your dad.
    The recipe looks AMAZING.

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      November 19, 2017 at 9:07 PM

      Thank you so much! It was very scary, but I am glad she made her way back home.

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    November 26, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    First, I’m hoping that your dad is doing better. Second, I’m glad that your cat made it back home safely. Third, these pizza bowls look delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      December 8, 2017 at 7:37 PM

      Thank you Sonya! I’m glad my cat is back and my dad is still recovering. Let me know how the pizza bowls turn out for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    May 25, 2018 at 2:39 AM

    Hope your Dad is better and cat is home. Pizza bowls. What a great idea. Sounds very Keto friendly. Am trying it this weekend!

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      May 30, 2018 at 9:21 PM

      Thank you so much! Please let me know how it turns out for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sharetha Monique
    May 8, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    5 stars
    So glad I found this recipe! My family and I usually have pizza on Friday nights, but Iโ€™m cutting back on carbs and was looking for an alternative that would give me the same satisfaction. This hit the spot!

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      May 12, 2020 at 9:45 AM

      Yay!! I’m so happy that you found it and enjoyed it! No more missing out on pizza night ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 13, 2020 at 2:14 AM

    What size of ramekin bowls do you use? Also I think sausage crumbles would be a little bit more easier than the sausage what do you guys think

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      August 14, 2020 at 2:03 PM

      The size ramekin used is a short 3.5″ diameter. Feel free to use sausage crumbles if that is what you prefer.

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    September 4, 2020 at 9:07 PM

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe! I’m on an extremely low carb post-surgical diet so pizza with crust is not an option. This really, really hit the spot. This is definitely going into regular rotation.

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      September 8, 2020 at 8:09 PM

      Hi Kevin! So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, this is a favorite in my home!

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    February 1, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    In my home my kitty’s are 21 years old,and also sit under kitty mollymae was poisend by my my spotted Ivy,5times to hospital and she loves to eat the doctor did not think she was gonna make it! Oh my molly Mae is a fighter she has been given 5of her 9lives molly still hanging in there , and I’m cooking pizza bowls for dinner. I can’t wait to try this dish if my boyfriend could eat pizza every night he would thanks for recipe.

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      February 16, 2021 at 7:17 PM

      Hope you enjoy the recipe and Molly Mae is definitely a fighter!

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    February 5, 2021 at 12:24 AM

    Can you freeze the pizza bowl ? Best way ?

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      February 16, 2021 at 7:17 PM

      I would not advise freezing the pizza bowl.

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    February 5, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Been wanting to try some pizza bowls! And *when* your kitty gets out again, weather permitting put her litter box, favorite bed, and even favorite toys outside. Indoor cats rarely wander more than a block from home; the scents will help her find her way back!

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      February 16, 2021 at 7:19 PM

      Thank you Stephanie! That sounds like a great idea, she hasn’t run away in a while, but I will certainly keep that in mind!

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    February 14, 2021 at 12:47 AM

    Oh Iโ€™m making this pizza bowl!
    Is your dad ok? Glad the cat cam home!

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      February 16, 2021 at 7:20 PM

      Thank you so much Michele! He is doing well and my cat is great also ๐Ÿ™‚

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