Cottage Cheese Pizza Bowl

I love pizza (who doesn’t?)! I had to try this viral cottage cheese pizza bowl recipe. It’s a simple lunch or dinner that is packed with protein and can be customized to any way you like your pizza. I also love veggies, so I added plenty to my cottage cheese bowl. Green peppers, onions, mushrooms and spinach, along with some Italian sausage, made this bowl everything I love in my favorite pizza. I will warn you, the more veggies you put in, the more liquid they will produce. That said, your pizza bowl will be a bit more runny with more veggies. Still tasty! But more runny. 🙂

Why you’ll love this high protein pizza bowl

  • You can customize it just like your favorite pizza flavors! Love veggies? Add them! no veggies? Just stick with your favs.
  • It’s super high in protein. I love a protein packed meal. It will keep you full until your next meal!
  • This recipe is easy to make and it’s perfect for that quick, hot meal.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

  • Oven safe dish – I used a Pyrex bowl.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons – Or you can eyeball ingredients like I do, most of the time.
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Cottage cheese
  • Marinara sauce I used Rao’s 
  • Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Italian meatballs I used frozen – thawed
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Onion
  • Green pepper chopped
  • Parmesan for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish

How to make this protein pizza recipe

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. To an oven safe bowl, add your cottage cheese, marinara sauce, veggies of choice and meat of choice. Top with mozzarella.

Step 3. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before enjoying.

FAQs about high protein pizza

What is high protein pizza made out of?

In this particular recipe, I don’t have a crust. But if you wanted to make a high protein pizza crust, you can mix plain Greek yogurt, all purpose flour and baking powder.

Are high protein pizzas healthy?

Prioritizing protein can help you feel more full for a longer period of time, causing you to eat less. While many of the ingredients are the same, high protein pizza is more nutrient dense.

More high protein recipes:

Cottage Cheese Pizza Bowl

This high protein, low carb lunch is the perfect, filling meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 Bowl
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 oven safe dish
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce I used Rao’s
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 Italian meatballs I used frozen – thawed
  • 2 small mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp chopped spinach
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/4 green pepper chopped
  • Parmesan for garnish
  • fresh basil for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • To an oven safe bowl, add your cottage cheese, marinara sauce, veggies of choice and meat of choice. Top with mozzarella.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before enjoying.
Keyword cottage cheese bowl, cottage cheese pizza bowl, high protein pizza bowl, low carb, low carb pizza bowl, low carb recipes

One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this easy high protein, low carb meal! I changed up the toppings a bit to what I had on hand. I think you could do so many varieties of toppings in this too which is so fun!

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