If going without pizza on your low carb dinners makes you the King of Kranky, then let me introduce you to incredible, edible, crustless pizza! This healthy pizza recipe is actually, well, PIZZA! Yay!
Low carb pizza can taste divine and this is one of my favorite low carb lunch ideas out there for that saucy, gooey wonder we all love! No more watching your pals enjoy the loveliness of pizza while you opt for other low carb recipes.
Welcome my friend, to the Clever Crustless Pizza Club – no fork required!
Come see what it’s all about!
Really? What’s not to love? It’s pizza for goodness sake! I absolutely LOVE that I can have pizza on my healthy low carb eating plan, and there’s no shame in it! Nope. I savor every awesome bite. Is your mouth watering yet?
Here are some of the best reasons to try this recipe TONIGHT!:
- Totally low carb
- Super simple to make
- No fork required
- Tastes Am-a-zing!
- Ready in 10 minutes flat
Here’s everything you need to know about crustless pizza making…
Tools To Make
You’ll need a heavy bottomed NONSTICK skillet or pan (with a lid). I was able to use my cast iron skillet as it’s heavily seasoned.
There is a method to the madness. A heavy bottomed skillet distributes heat more evenly than its cheaply made counterparts. A better made skillet with a thicker bottom offers heat diffusion which means it spreads out more evenly by the time it reaches the food.
I don’t think you really need this because there are hardly ever any leftovers. BUT, your crustless pizza will keep just fine in any airtight container in the fridge. It’ll also keep in Ziploc baggies for healthy dinner ideas or if you plan to take this to work.
Can You Freeze This?
Yes, you can freeze crustless pizza! Few simple pleasures surpass low carb frozen pizza, especially on a busy weeknight.
Cook your crustless pizza, divvy it up and freeze it in meal sized portions or single servings! Do what works best for you, just be sure that your crustless pizza is well protected in the freezer.
Serving your crustless pizza can be as simple as a napkin and some low carb dipping sauce, or you can polish it up a bit. Cut it into squares and use it as a side for your next low carb Italian meal, make it an appetizer or pair it with a salad for lunch.
Better yet, make it a taco pizza and put the salad on top. Have some fun enjoying the wonderful world of crustless pizza!
Note: due to the cooking method, I wouldn’t recommend this recipe for making a keto calzone.
Eating no crust pizza is so much fun and it just tastes so darn good. You’ll find yourself manufacturing reasons to make this crustless pizza – not only because you want to eat it, but because you’ll relish in the thought of showing off this no crust pizza to everyone else.
What Is The Best Cheese For This Low Carb Pizza Crust?
I must say that the absolute best cheese for this amazing low carb pizza crust is whichever one you love. Typically, if it shreds you can use it (except for parmesan). Mozzarella, cheddar, Colby, jack – try them all if you want. They’re all low carb. And, yes, it’s okay to purchase pre-shredded cheese in the bag for this crustless pizza recipe.
How Can I Make This With More Vegetables?
This crustless pizza recipe does work best when you go lighter on the toppings — like one or two. Adding any more makes this pizza too heavy but you can dip it in a nice salsa or fresh pico de gallo.
If you are looking for a vegetable heavy pizza, try my zucchini pizza or my portobello mushroom pizza (one of my favs). Eggplant pizza is also super easy to make and it’s a nutrient dense option with a massive flavor profile. I promise.
How Can I Make This Heartier?
Again, you’ll want to go lighter on the toppings here but if you want a really protein packed hearty pizza that’s full of flavor and low in carbs, then chicken crust pizza is for you. It’s an amazing recipe that’ll satisfy your lust for truly delicious pizza!
Meatza is another flavor dense recipe that satisfies even the hungriest carnivores, because some of us just like a lot of meat on our pizza!
How Can I Make Bite Sized Pizzas?
This crustless pizza recipe works best if you make one large pizza, the size of your pan. If you’re looking for something truly bite sized that even the kiddos will love, try my cauliflower pizza bites or my zucchini pizza bites.
They both make great grab and go snacks, and are an easy way to sneak in extra veggies!
Can I Turn This Into A Low Carb Pizza Casserole?
Crustless pizza is not the best recipe to use for low carb pizza casserole. BUT, cauliflower pizza bites and zucchini pizza bites both make an incredible low carb pizza casserole. You can use them as the crust or layer them in to make something really hearty.
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- 2 Cups Meltable Cheese shredded
- Pepperoni sliced
- Seasonings (optional) I love a combo of oregano, garlic powder and dried basil
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce (optional, great for dipping)
- In a nonstick skillet, add a thin and even layer of shredded cheese.
- Top with whatever toppings you’d like.
- Cover with a glass lid and cook over medium heat, until the cheese melts and the bottom and edges become golden.
- Remove from heat and allow the cheese to cool before taking out of pan.
- Cut into pizza slices and serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
I’m SO glad that you decided to join in on making this Crustless Pizza!! You’ll never again have to go without the wonderful world of pizza to save carbs — That would be just cruel and unusual.
Now that you’ve fallen in love with this healthy pizza, here are a few additional droll worthy healthy recipes:
- Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
- Cloud Bread Pizza
- Fathead Pizza
- Almond Flour Pizza Crust
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Hope you fall in LOVE with this crustless pizza as we have! Leave me a comment below and let me know whatcha think!