Our best healthy pizza recipes
Everyone’s favourite food doesn’t have to be forbidden from a healthy diet. Here are our healthiest pizza recipes
Thin-crust Tricolore Pizza
The dough for this pizza is easy to make, but there’s a quicker option: You can use store-bought and make this recipe in 30 minutes or less. Also, while this is healthier than most frozen pizzas, it’s pretty high in sodium; to cut back, reduce the amount of cheese.
Get the recipe: Thin-crust Tricolore Pizza
Lavash Pizza with Greens, Gorgonzola and Toasted Almonds
This cheesy flatbread pizza is covered with fresh salad greens and almonds and makes a delicious appetizer.
Get the recipe: Lavash Pizza with Greens, Gorgonzola and Toasted Almonds
Potato Pizza with Chicken and Arugula
For anyone who enjoys pizza, this rustic version with its wafer-thin sliced potato topping provides a lower-fat alternative. Scattered with pancetta, cooked chicken and peppery arugula leaves, these pizzas are satisfying to eat and quick to prepare using pre-made pizza crusts. Serve with a cherry tomato salad.
Get the recipe: Potato Pizza with Chicken and Arugula
Savour the flavours of feta cheese, olives and herbs in this pizza primavera, and pour a glass of Sangiovese wine.
Get the recipe: Pizza Primavera
Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza
The crust of this pizza is lighter tasting, with a distinct beet flavor. Beets are alkaline-forming, so this is a good one to make when your stress is high.
Get the recipe: Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza
Here’s proof-you can enjoy a slice of pepperoni pizza and do your heart good. A few heart-smart substitutions and lots of vegetables make this much more healthy than a pizzeria’s, and you get to savour the aroma as it bakes.
Get the recipe: Pepperoni Pizza
Instead of serving pizza with a salad, combine the two for a light, healthful one-dish meal-and wait for the bravos.
Get the recipe: Salad Pizza
Tuna & Tomato Pizza
Add canned tuna to a good tomato sauce, spread it on a ready-made pizza base and you have a delicious, healthy meal in no time at all. This tuna and tomato pizza makes a flavourful change from the usual cheese-laden pizzas.
Get the recipe: Tuna & Tomato Pizza
Grilled Greek-Style Pizza
The arugula pesto in this recipe adds a delicious peppery taste to the pizza (make extra pesto and have it the next day with grilled fish or meat, or as a simple pasta sauce). The grilled whole-wheat pita resembles a thin oven-baked pizza crust and has a great crunch, but with less calories and fat.
Get the recipe: Grilled Greek-Style Pizza
Double-Cheese Pizza Bites
What a delicious way to welcome your guests! These mini double-cheese pizza bites are loaded with fresh tomato slices, black olives and fresh herbs. And because they’re on the light side, everyone will still have room for dinner.
Get the recipe: Double-Cheese Pizza Bites
Four Seasons Pizza
This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings to suit every taste. It is lower in fat and salt than pre-made pizzas, yet has just as much flavour. Don’t be put off by the long ingredients list – it’s easy and fun to make and will soon become a favourite. Serve with a big green salad.
Get the recipe: Four Seasons Pizza
Pear & Prosciutto Grilled Pizza
When the weather is inviting, take the pizza-making outdoors. Pears and prosciutto make a creative topping that’s sure to please-or try substituting other fruits you have on hand.
Get the recipe: Pear & Prosciutto Grilled Pizza
Leek & Prosciutto Pizza Muffins
Leek and prosciutto combine with basil and mozzarella to make a sophisticated pizza-style topping for whole-wheat muffins. Serve with a simple salad of arugula and grated carrot tossed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
Get the recipe: Leek & Prosciutto Pizza Muffins