Crustless Pizza

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This crustless pizza is cheesy, meaty, and so easy! No crust pizza is a delicious alternative to traditional pizza. Made with ground sausage or ground beef, pizza sauce, and your favorite toppings, crust-free pizza is baked in a skillet until the cheese is melted and bubbly. It is the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors of pizza without the carbs.
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This homemade crustless pizza is cheesy, meaty, and so flavorful! It has all of the traditional flavors of a pizza, but it is made without a crust. The result is a hearty and savory pizza dip! Kids and adults love this fun and simple recipe. Add your favorite toppings for a customizable pizza recipe. This recipe takes just 25 minutes!

Crustless pizza.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This crustless pizza is quick and easy to make.
  • It is low in carbs.
  • For more ideas, check out these easy Ground Beef Recipes!
  • A crust-free pizza has significantly fewer carbs than a traditional pizza, making it a great option for those who are following a low-carb diet.
  • This pizza is naturally gluten-free.
  • Serve as an appetizer, side dish, dip, or main course.
  • If you have Celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten, this crustless pizza is a safe option for you to enjoy.
  • It is quick and easy to make. This recipe is very simple to follow and can be made in just 25 minutes.
  • This recipe is versatile. You can customize this recipe to your liking by adding different toppings.
  • It is cheesy, meaty, and flavorful.
  • This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and added sugar-free.
  • Check out this Tortilla Pizza for a thin crust pizza recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for crustless pizza. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and instructions.

Choose any type of ground meat. Ground beef, turkey, pork, lamb, and chicken all work well.

Finely chop the onion.

Minced garlic adds a delicious garlicky flavor. Feel free to substitute garlic powder if needed..

Use pizza sauce without any added sugar.

Shredded mozzarella cheese is a great choice. If needed, use another type of shredded cheese.

Add in your favorite toppings to customize this pizza without crust. We love pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, chicken, pineapple, and bacon.

Oregano and basil add a delicious Italian flavor. Use dried or fresh.

Add in salt and pepper to taste.

Grease the dish with olive oil. Feel free to use avocado oil instead.

Ingredients for crustless pizza.

Taste & Texture

This crustless pizza has a crispy, cheesy topping. It becomes bubbly in the oven.

The meat mixture is hearty and savory.

This no crust pizza tastes like pizza without the crust. Kids and picky eaters love it!

How to Make

Step 1

First, reheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a baking dish with olive oil.

Step 2

In a large skillet, cook the ground meat over medium heat until it is browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.

Step 3

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté for a few minutes until the onion becomes soft and translucent.

Step 4

Stir in the pizza sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for another few minutes to allow the flavors to combine.

Step 5

Transfer the mixture from the skillet to the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.

Beef mixture in pie plate.

Step 6

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture. Add the sliced pepperoni or any other pizza toppings you prefer.

Pepperoni in pie plate.

Step 7

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Baked pizza without crust.

Step 8

Remove the crustless pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Step 9

Lastly, cut the pizza into slices!

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips for making the best crustless pizza recipe!

Drain excess grease from the meat.

Do not stack the toppings higher than the baking dish. This may make the pizza bubble over and spill out.

Bake the pizza until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Cheesy meat mixture.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Here are some delicious ways to switch up the flavors of your crustless pizza.

  • Add your favorite pizza toppings, such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and olives.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as mozzarella, cheddar, or Parmesan.
  • Add a drizzle of your favorite sauce, such as marinara, pesto, or barbecue sauce.
  • Top with fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano, or thyme.

How to Serve & Store

This crustless pizza is best served hot and fresh.

Garnish it with your favorite toppings, such as fresh herbs or a dollop of sour cream.

Serve this pizza as a dip with some toasted tortillas or toasted bread. Turn it into pizza toast like the TikTok trend!

The pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, simply place it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this pizza ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this pizza ahead of time and reheat it later. Simply follow the recipe instructions and then cool the pizza completely. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, simply place it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Can I make this pizza without cheese?

Yes, you can make this pizza without cheese. Simply omit the cheese from the recipe and add your favorite toppings.

Can I make this pizza vegan?

Yes, you can make this pizza vegan by using vegan cheese and toppings.

What pizza chain has crustless pizza?

Papa John’s is the only major pizza chain that currently offers crustless pizza. Their “Papa Bowls” are made with all of the same toppings as a regular pizza, but without the crust. They are available in three flavors: Garden Veggie, Chicken Alfredo, and Italian Meats Trio.

What is a crustless pizza made of?

It is made with meat, sauce, cheese, and toppings.

Does Domino’s have a crustless pizza?

Domino’s does not currently have a crustless pizza on its menu in the US. However, in 2014, Domino’s introduced a crustless chicken pizza, which was made with breaded, white boneless chicken pieces that were then topped with sauce, cheese, and other assorted pizza toppings. It was eventually removed from the menu.

Cheesy pepperoni mixture.

Equipment Needed

Pie Plate: This pie plate is great for making this crustless pizza.

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  1. What brand of pepperoni do you use? I am trying to find a real food one and have struck out so far.