Crustless Pizza Casserole ~ GF, Low-Carb, Keto

Pizza, the 5th food group and one of my go-to cheat meals.  Well, cheat no more! This can be a regular middle of the week meal.  It will curb that pizza craving without all the heavy carbs and gluten since it is a crustless pizza casserole!  You can even assemble this the night before, then just pop it in the oven when you get home. It also makes fabulous leftovers, maybe even better than cold pizza 🙂Crustless Pizza Casserole ~ www.thehappyhealthfreak.com ~ #glutenfree #lowcarb #keto

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Serves 6

Meat Layer
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 cup organic tomato sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Italian spices
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
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Veggie Layer
1/2 medium raw zucchini, grated, and strained to remove most of the excess water
1 cup raw cauliflower, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 eggs
3 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup mozzarella or cheese of choice*

Topping
70g (about 16 slices) all natural pepperoni or salami
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheese of choice*

Preheat oven to 400F.  In a large frying pan, brown the ground beef.  Drain if needed.  Add tomato sauce, garlic and spices.  Stir well and continue cooking on low for 5-7 minutes.Pizza Casserole2Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, add the zucchini, cauliflower, garlic, eggs, coconut flour and coconut oil.  Blend until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese.Pizza CasserolePizza Casserole3Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.  Spoon in the meat layer.  Top with the veggie layer.  Using a spatula smooth it out evenly over the meat.  Top with sliced pepperoni/salami and sprinkle with cheese.Pizza Casserole4Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until cheese in bubbly and golden.  Remove, let cool and enjoy!Pizza Casserole6

*I would normally use Daiya mozza shreds in place of mozzarella cheese, but since I was feeding the hubbs mozza made its way in there!

Nutritional Info per serving
259 Calories, 10g Carbs, 4g Fibre, 13g Fat, 25g Protein, 4g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

10 Comments

  • Annmarie November 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Mmmm…this is the kind of pizza I could chow down on! Looks good!

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  • Isabel Lucas February 28, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Hi Myra! Was just looking at making this pizza this weekend. Dumb question but do the zucchini or cauliflower need to be cooked before blending?

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    • happyhealthfreak February 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Hi Isabel 🙂 Nope! It’s added raw and baked when the whole thing goes in the oven. Enjoy!!

      Reply
    • Isabel Lucas February 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Never mind! I just re-read the recipe and get it now. Can’t wait to make it!

      Reply
  • Lee-anna October 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Hi there how much is 1 serving 1 cup ,1/2 cup 3/4 cup thx 🙂

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    • happyhealthfreak October 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Lee-anna! I’m not sure of the measurement but I used a 9×9 inch pan and cut into 6…it’s a decent size. If I had to guess, I’d say 1 cup 😉

      Reply
      • Lee-anna October 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        thank you for your help 🙂

        Reply

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