Whole 30 Pizza Bowls - Low Carb and Gluten Free Print

Whole 30 Pizza Bowls

  • Author: Rachelle Lucas
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian turkey sausage
  • 15 ounces pizza sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can tomatoes
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered (approx 2 Cups)
  • 6 Cups zucchini spirals
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Measure out and prep all your ingredients, including removing the stems and cutting the mushrooms into quarters, dicing the onion, and removing sausage from casings.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the zucchini in olive oil on medium heat and cook through, about 4-5 minutes. When done, pour the zucchini spirals into a colander to drain and set aside.
  3. Add the diced onions and mushroom quarters to the same pan, adding a bit more olive oil if necessary, and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  4. Using a spatula, move the mushrooms and onions to the edges of the pan, leaving the center of the pan empty for the sausage. Add the sausage and cook for 5-7 minutes until it is browned, breaking it up with a spatula and mixing it in with the mushrooms and onions as it cooks.
  5. Add the tomatoes, pizza sauce, and spices, stirring together and cooking for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Mix zucchini spirals in with the sausage and sauce, stirring together for about a minute.

Serve topped with olive slices, and fresh oregano or basil.


A note about the sausage – we’ve tried several different kinds of sausage with this recipe, from organic breakfast sausage from Whole Foods, to Italian turkey sausages from our local butcher where I just remove the sausage from the casings. Use your favorite!

A note about zucchini spirals – I confess, I don’t own a spiralizer. I usually buy them already spiraled from our local grocer. But I’ve also used frozen zucchini spirals, in which case I skip the pan sauté and just heat them in them microwave before adding the sauce.

A note about tomatoes – I found the canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes have the best flavor. You can also use fresh cherry or grape tomatoes. Just swap out the canned for 1 pint of fresh tomatoes and be sure to cut them in half before cooking.

If you’re feeling Whole30-ish, some fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano tastes great on this. And if you’re not an olive fan, just omit them.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Whole 30, Whole30, Pizza, Pizza Bowls, One-Pan Meal, Weeknight Dinner