"Gimme Thrive" Pizza Bowls

by Julie Finlayson on November 1, 2016
Julie Finlayson
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You've never had pizza like this before! You can use leftover meats and veggies or use our amazing Thrive "ready when you are" meats, sauces, and veggies to create amazing upside-down, melty pizza deliciousness!! Make sure you read ALL the directions and notes!!! (Click on "View Cook Mode" to see additional photos)

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 80 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 95 min

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* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.


Pizza Doughslice Slice 1 1

Traditional Fillingslice Slice 1 1

  • 1 pkg. sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. THRIVE Tomato SauceTHRIVE Tomato Sauce
  • 2 c. hot water
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted (for after baking)
  • 1 unknown pizza toppings of your choice

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Prepare the Dough

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and the 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. very warm water. With the dough hook on the mixer, slowly add in the dough mix until well-combined, then let the machine knead for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the dough to an oiled bowl, turning dough over to coat. Cover bowl with a clean towel and allow to rest and rise for about 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch down and allow to rise again.
  3. Punch down and separate into 4 equal chunks. On a counter or floured board, roll or press out each chunk into a circle wide enough to cover the bowl and come down the sides of the bowl by at least an inch.

Prepare the Filling

  1. Spray each bowl with nonstick cooking spray thoroughly. Also spray the outside rims a little. Layer 4-6 cheese slices in the bottom of each bowl.
  2. Mix the Tomato Sauce with the water until smooth. Pour 1/2 cup of sauce into each bowl.
  3. Add pizza toppings of your choice. It's okay to fill up the bowl to the top or even have it be mounded a little.
  4. (Note: you can use Thrive veggies and meats for toppings. Just refresh them first!)
  5. Take a circle of dough and carefully cover each filled bowl so that the dough goes over the edge and down the sides of the bowl by at least an inch.

Bake & Serve

  1. Place bowls on a large baking sheet making sure to leave space between them. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until deep golden brown on top.
  2. Remove from oven and brush the crusts with melted butter.
  3. Remove a bowl from the baking sheet and place it on a dinner plate. Take another dinner plate and place it upside down over the pizza bowl. Using both hands--thumbs on top plate and fingers under bottom plate--firmly and carefully turn the plates over. Remove the top plate.
  4. Using a couple of spoons, carefully release the bowl from the crust/filling by lifting up on one side. If cheese has stuck to the bottom of the bowl, use the other spoon to scrape it out. Carefully remove the hot bowl and set aside.
  5. Enjoy! You'll want to eat this with a fork and knife!

Important Notes

  1. When using Thrive ingredients as your toppings, refresh them first.
  2. To make a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Bowl: use sliced provolone for the cheese and our Bechamel for the sauce. Refresh our freeze dried red and green peppers, onions, and beef and use those for your toppings.
  3. To make a Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Pizza Bowl: use mozzarella and grated Parmesan for the cheese. Use our Bechamel for the sauce. Refresh our freeze dried onions, broccoli, and Seasoned Chicken Slices for your toppings.
  4. To make a Meat Lovers Pizza Bowl: use mozzarella and Tomato Sauce. Refresh our Ground Beef and Sausage Crumbles; add cut up pepperoni and bacon to this mixture to use for your toppings.
  5. Experiment: Have fun coming up with different sauce/cheese/topping combos! The amounts you use are totally up to you.
  6. BOWLS: Make sure you use oven safe bowls. I used my family's cereal bowls and can get 4-5 pizza bowls out of one batch of dough. You can also use ramekins of your preferred size to make smaller pizza bowls.