The Best Crustless Pizza Recipe

by Joanna
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If you’re craving pizza, try this crustless pizza that’s quick and easy to make. The ultimate low carb comfort food, a one pan dinner that takes 20 minutes to make from scratch. 

best crustless pizza recipe

Is there anyone in this world who doesn’t absolutely love pizza? I’m sure there are some exceptions, but for most of us, pizza is one of the best choices when it comes to a quick meal. 

I shared my favorite keto pizza with fathead dough, and so many of you tried it and actually liked it. So, why another pizza recipe? Well, this is a special low carb crustless pizza recipe that’s perfect for meat lovers. You don’t have to make a crust, no cauliflower is involved, and cooks super fast in the oven. Great for those busy weeknights!

This skillet pizza without crust is naturally low carbs, quick to make, and loaded with protein. Topped with plenty of cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni slices, this crustless pizza is great for pizza night.

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What Is Crustless Pizza?

A crustless pizza is a pizza without crust with a ground sausage base that’s cooked and then topped with the best toppings to satisfy those cravings without the extra carbs. Since we’re not making a pizza crust, this pizza skilled is way easier to make in just 20 minutes.

Is This Crustless Pizza Keto-Friendly?

Sure, crustless pizza is keto-friendly. This crustless deep dish pizza uses Italian sausage to create a delicious base instead of a traditional pizza crust to reduce the carbs. So, you can freely indulge in this crustless pizza!

Watch this quick step-by-step video to see exactly how easy it is to make the best crustless pizza recipe!

Why Are You Going To Love This Crustless Pizza Recipe

  • Naturally low carb and keto-friendly.
  • Super customizable- Add your favorite toppings.
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Easy to make in only 20 minutes.

Ingredients For This Crustless Pizza

Another great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t need fancy ingredients. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need:

ingredients for crustless pizza
  • Italian Sausage-  You may use any brand of sausage you like, but make sure to read the label to ensure there isn’t any added sugar. You can also use ground turkey, chicken, or ground pork. Make sure to season the ground meat properly with your favorite seasonings.
  • Garlic Powder- you can also use fresh garlic, but I used garlic powder since the italian sausage is already seasoned.
  • Italian Seasoning – This is my favorite pizza seasoning, but you may use whatever you choose.
  • Mushrooms – I used baby bella mushrooms, but you can use your favorite mushrooms. You can also use red bell pepper slices.
  • Onion – either you are using red or yellow, both types are great for this recipe.
  • Pizza Sauce- you can make keto pizza sauce at home, but any store-bought sugar-free pizza sauce works fantastic.
  • Basil – fresh basil to garnish.
  • Mozzarella cheese- My favorite cheese for pizza is mozzarella, as it gets super melty and delicious. You can also use provolone Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack, or Smoked Gouda.
  • Pepperoni- thinly sliced pepperoni is my favorite. 
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How To Make Crustless Pizza

If you love sausage and pizza, this easy keto recipe is perfect for you. Here’s how to make a crustless pizza:

Cook the vegetables- Start by cooking the mushrooms and onion until tender over medium heat. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe

Brown the sausage over medium-high heat. Using a spatula, break apart and cook until no longer pink. Drain as much grease as possible.

how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe

Assemble the crustless pizza– Spread the tomato sauce all over the cooked sausage, top with mushrooms and onions. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, and top with pepperoni slices.

how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe

Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is super melty.

how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe

    What Are the Best Toppings For Crustless Pizza?

    I love to keep things simple, but the options for toppings are endless. Here are just a few ideas:

    • black olives
    • green peppers
    • spinach
    • roasted vegetables 
    • mushrooms
    • pineapple
    • sausage
    • different types of cheese
    • chicken breast
    • arugula
    • bacon
    the best crustless pizza

    Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

    Sure, actually, this is a great thing about this recipe. First, prepare all the ingredients and assemble them just like we did in this recipe, then cover them in plastic foil and store it in the fridge.

    When ready to enjoy, just bake it in the oven until the cheese melts and has a golden crust.

    How To Serve

    You can serve this crustless pizza as it is, topped with more pizza sauce, or with a side of leafy green salad. Zoodles or a strawberry spinach salad would also pair great with this no crust pizza.

    How To Store

    • Fridge: You can store the leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for seven days.
    • Freezer: Allow the pizza to cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.


    It’s super easy to reheat crustless pizza leftovers. 

    • Microwave for 60-90 seconds.
    • Oven– 10 minutes at 350F.
    baked keto pizza with no crust

    How Many Servings?

    This recipe makes around 5 generous servings. However, depending on your hunger levels, this recipe can be divided into 4 servings.

    Can I Order Crustless Pizza?

    There are a few pizza chains that offer crustless pizza or cauliflower pizza. You have to ask as you might be lucky, and they thought about the keto fans and introduced a keto-friendly pizza on the menu.

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    The Best Crustless Pizza Recipe

    4.50 from 2 votes

    Prep time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Yelds 6 servings


    If you’re craving pizza, try this crustless pizza that’s quick and easy to make. The ultimate low carb comfort food, a one pan dinner that takes 20 minutes to make from scratch.


    • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage or any ground meat you like
    • 16-20 pepperoni slices
    • 1 ½ cups mushrooms sliced
    • ½ cup onions sliced
    • 1 cup Marinara Sauce
    • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
    • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • fresh basil to garnish


    • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
    • In an oven-safe 10-inch skillet, add one tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the onions and mushrooms until tender.
      how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe
    • Brown the Italian sausage until no longer pink. Season with garlic powder and Italian seasoning if needed. Drain any excess fat.
      how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe
    • Top the sausage with sauce, cooked onions, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices.
      how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
      how to make Crustless Pizza Recipe


    The serving size is 1/6 of the crustless pizza.
    If you’re looking for a zero carb pizza, skip the onions and mushrooms to greatly reduce the carb count.
    Nutrition Facts
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    How do we calculate the nutrition info?

    These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword crustless pizza
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    Ken Deborah Foeppel January 17, 2023 - 10:36 am


    Bob February 10, 2023 - 12:57 am

    4 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight with green peppers, green olives, banana peppers and a bit of pepperoni. Came out quite a bit salty, but I loved the taste of pizza without the crust. I’m thinking tinkering with it using rotiserie chicken and other veggies minus the olives. The big benefit here is low, if any, carbs. But it was good.


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