Crustless Pizza

Meat-za (Crustless Pizza)

I’ve talked a little bit about why I think athletes can benefit from going gluten-free before. And now, well, I’m walking the walk. In an effort to get rid of some excess inflammation, I’ve decided to cut gluten out of my diet completely for the next few months and see if that makes a difference for me. I need carbs, or else I feel lethargic throughout the day, so that’s been a challenge for me. (I’ve been leaning heavily on potatoes and rice, if you’re curious.)

This pizza was one of my first attempts to satisfy a craving without breaking my gluten-free rule. It’s as delicious as it is easy, and the possibilities for topping it really are endless. We went full-on veggie for our pizza, but I bet it would be awesome with some chopped chicken, BBQ sauce, and red onion, or even with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.


Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Website Bravo for Paleo


  • 2lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (optional, can use fresh tomatoes instead)
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • favorite pizza toppings


Step 1
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2
Mix beef, egg and Italian seasoning together in a bowl. Place on greased baking sheet (one with an edge works best here) and flatten to create your crust.
Step 3
Bake for 20 minutes and drain the excess grease.
Step 4
Add your pizza sauce (or tomatoes), top with your favorite pizza toppings and cheese, and bake for another 15 minutes.

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