Pizza night is one of our favorites around here! So, we’ve compiled over 40 of the best and easy healthy pizza recipes to make dinner time simpler for busy weeknights.
I mean, who doesn’t love easy dinners that are also healthier too!?
And the best part, the whole family will find a recipe they love, even the most picky eaters.
Healthy Pizza Recipes
Healthy food or eating can be such relative terms. We don’t generally follow fad diets, but instead choose to eat real whole food ingredients. So, these recipes that we’ve compiled don’t include anything heavily processed and are super simple to make… but still satisfy those pizza cravings!
Ways to make pizza night just a little bit healthier:
- pair the pizza with a healthy side dish
- make your own homemade pizza dough
- use a whole wheat crust (we also like to use ancient wheat like einkorn often) or other whole grain
- load up on veggies…a veggie pizza is one of our favorites!
- go gluten-free by making an almond flour or other gf all-purpose flour crust
- be mindful of portions
- make a thin crust pizza to keep the carbs lower
- avoid jarred sauces and make a homemade pizza sauce
- add protein – chicken, shrimp, lean steak, ground turkey
- choose leaner cuts of meat
Healthy Pizza Toppings
These are some of our favorite pizza toppings to make your own healthy homemade pizza:
- kalamata olives
- roasted red peppers
- red onion
- fresh arugula
- fresh basil
- red bell pepper
- drizzle of quality olive oil
- San Marzano d.o.p tomatoes
- caramelized onions
- crushed red pepper flakes
- fresh mozzarella
- ricotta cheese
- parmesan cheese
- gorgonzola cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes
There really so many different ways and options, truly endless combinations!
🍅 Recipe tips
I wholeheartedly believe that good quality ingredients make for the best recipes! I don’t recommend any fake or overly processed ingredients and will usually recommend organic / non-gmo ingredients whenever possible.
Sourcing good quality ingredients can be difficult sometimes. Did you know that most of the olive oil in grocery stores aren’t truly authentic? Or that most seafood is farmed and sourced from China? These are just a couple of examples of confusing product labels.
How do we find the BEST ingredients? If you’re like me, then sourcing clean ingredients is important to you! So, I’ve created a favorite shop page with all of my recommendations. Here you can find all of the best places to source good quality ingredients!
And while you’re making pizza night at home, try this authentic pizza dough that my great-grandmother from Sicily taught me before she passed. It’ll make one large sheet pan or two round pizzas.
Homemade pizza recipe – made healthier
You’ll find a variety of the best pizza options for your cravings here. From basil pesto pizzas to Mediterranean style flavors. And many super creative healthy ingredient combinations.
This list of pizzas is sure to make your mouth water!
Italian desserts to try
Looking for a delicious dessert to pair with pizza night? These traditional cannolis are a perfectly sweet treat to serve up that the whole family will love!
More favorite healthy comfort food recipes
Here’s a few of our favorite comfort food recipes that we think you’ll love too!
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
I would say that this would vary depending on what your health needs are. We choose a whole real food ingredients for our way of eating. Choosing a whole wheat or ancient grains crust like einkorn or even sourdough is a great option. You could also go with a thin crust, gluten-free, or even keto and vegan. There’s so many options! Also load up on plenty of fresh veggies!
Hands down, this would be my recommendation vs frozen pizza or ordering delivery. You will have better control of the ingredients and can select the best healthiest ingredients.
want more recipes?
Check out the recipe index where you can discover more homemade recipes from my homestead!
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