These Healthy Pizza Recipes Will Make You Want to Ditch Delivery

Thin Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza
Photo: Blaine Moats

We're on a mission to convince the world that healthy pizza recipes do exist—and can be totally delicious. There's no skimping on dough, sauce, fresh veggies, or cheese for these healthy pizza recipe ideas. We include all in ideal ratios and with unique flavor combos (banh mi pie, anyone?) to deliver maximum flavor per calorie. These healthy homemade pizzas are selected with an eye on calories, protein, fiber, and sodium so you can feel A-OK about going back for a second slice.

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Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas
Jason Donnelly

There's nothing mini about the flavors you'll find in each slice of this heart-healthy pizza, but the calorie and carb count fall in line with the "mini" theme of the single-serving pies. Cauliflower rice, egg, a bit of cheese, and panko bread crumbs join forces in the unconventional crust. Once that's golden, top as your heart desires with sauce, veggies, and cheese, and bake once more until bubbly.

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Thin Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza

Thin Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza
Blaine Moats

Calling all fans of ultra-thin crust! For 250 calories, you can enjoy not just a slice, but a full half of one of these veggie-brimmed healthy pizzas. A golden, whole grain tortilla acts as the base for crunchy bell peppers and fresh mushrooms. Use turkey pepperoni instead of pork or beef to trim a few calories and fat grams.

Buy It: Hormel Turkey Pepperoni ($4, Target)

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Veggie Banh Mi Pizza

Veggie Banh Mi Pizza
Matt Armendariz

We're so hooked on the Vietnamese sandwich that we tapped one of our favorite cookbook authors/bloggers Gabby Dalkin to spin it into a healthy homemade pizza. This mash-up recipe includes many classic banh mi components—pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, Fresno chiles—just minus the meat. The sauce (rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce) is so delicious, you might want to make a double batch so you have extra for dunking the crust.

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I-Made-It-Myself Pizza

I-Made-It-Myself Pizza
Andy Lyons

Host a BYOP (build your own pizza) party using this healthy pizza recipe idea as a guide. You can divide and conquer by splitting the pizza dough into individual-size portions so every diner can top their own with fresh, vitamin-rich toppings and two DIY sauces to choose from. Now that you have this customizable concept in your repertoire, the only tough decision will be landing on which toppings deserve a starring role on your own pie.

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Pesto-Tomato-Bacon Pizza with Arugula Topper

Pesto-Bacon-Tomato Pizza with Arugula Salad Topper
Kritsada Panichgul

What's better than a bacon pizza? A bacon pizza you can feel great about eating because it's surprisingly good for you! This ultra-savory twist on the BLT is made with whole wheat dough, olive oil-rich pesto sauce, and baby arugula for a healthy pizza recipe idea you'll return to again and again.

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Mini Margherita Pizzas

Mini Margherita Pizzas
Kritsada Panichgul

One of the ultimate ways to transform nearly any pie into a healthy pizza idea (or at least a healthier one) is adjusting the portion size. Simply-dressed tomato and basil margherita pizza is already a stellar choice, even in full size, so you have our permission to dive into a couple of these mini pies as an appetizer before the main course. The itty-bitty size makes these party-perfect.

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Tutto (Everything) Pizza

Tutto (Everything) Pizza
Kritsada Panichgul

This healthy pizza recipe is the epitome of balance. A bit of hearty sausage and pepperoni brings enough traditional elements to please the delivery pie fans. Banana peppers, artichoke hearts, and olives add a burst of fresh color, fiber, and heart-healthy fats. Slicing the pepperoni into quarters allows you to make 25 pieces feel like so much more—and lets you easily spread the love evenly among all the slices.

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Steak and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Steak and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Jason Donnelly

Savor steak and eggs as breakfast for dinner for less than 400 calories with this healthy homemade pizza creation. Parbake the crust to give it a head start, then layer on the steak, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, and kale. Then crack open the eggs to carefully slide on top. It all cooks together to runny yolk, bubbly cheese perfection in 18 minutes. Add a side salad and dinner—or brunch—is served.

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Quattro Stagioni

Quatro Stagioni
Kritsada Panichgul

Yes, it is possible to share a pie, even if everyone prefers different toppings. This four-in-one recipe makes it possible to please all preferences in the same healthy pizza option. With options for portobello mushrooms, salty prosciutto, vitamin-rich peppers, and artichoke hearts, this cheesy homemade pizza has it all.

Buy It: OXO Pizza Cutter ($16, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Chicken Scarpariello Cauliflower Flatbread

Chicken Scarpariello Cauliflower Flatbread with lemon wedges
Adam Albright

Equal parts spicy and sweet, tangy yet decadent: The Italian-American main dish delight of chicken scarpariello is the inspiration for this healthy homemade pizza. The chicken, peppadew peppers, and lemon are still here, but they're crowning a low-cal and low-carb cauliflower crust rather than part of a longer-cooking braise.

Buy It: Emile Henry Pizza Stone ($40-$75, Williams Sonoma)

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Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Peter Krumhardt

Think of this heart-healthy pizza like a riff on a Greek mezze platter. Rather than paired with pita, simply pile the hummus and veggies atop a smoky and tender grilled crust. The whole wheat pizza dough offers a little more protein and fiber than its typical all-purpose crust competition, while fresh summer squash and crisp asparagus sneak in some extra antioxidants.

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Tlayuda (Mexican Pizza)

Tlayuda (Mexican Pizza)
Blaine Moats

Start with a flour tortilla as the crust for this Mexican-style healthy pizza idea and each pie cooks up in a mere 4 minutes. The crust is great, but the sauce might be the real star here—it's inspired by a classic Mexican mole and made with pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, barbecue sauce, cinnamon, a blend of hot and warm spices, plus some bittersweet chocolate. (Trust us, it's sensational!) A thick schmear of that quick mole pairs beautifully with the toppings, including black beans, Oaxaca cheese, crunchy cabbage, roma tomatoes, and fresh, buttery avocado slices.

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Pizza Primavera

Pizza Primavera
Kritsada Panichgul

This appetizer-perfect pizza features a kaleidoscope of veggies on crisp flatbread, including tender asparagus and fresh bell peppers, both rich in antioxidants. Best of all? Since it's built on an already-baked flatbread, this heart-healthy pizza can be ready to slice and share in just 35 minutes.

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Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza
Blaine Moats

If you dig the peanut sauce that comes paired with your Thai takeout, then chances are you'll swoon over these slices. Instead of marinara sauce, this healthy pizza recipe is dressed with a creamy, pepper flake-spiked peanut sauce. A sprinkling of mozzarella delivers the delicious cheesy goodness everyone knows and loves, while a final topping of fresh cilantro lends a big punch of flavor for no extra calories.

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Chicken Pizza with a Kick

Chicken Pizza with a Kick
Scott Little

Take a cue from taco night and add some zest to your next 'za. Spicy onions and picante sauce team up with vitamin-packed red peppers for a tangy and tasty take on chicken pizza. No crust to make here: This healthy pizza option calls for refrigerated dough and, as a result, it can be yours in less than 40 minutes.

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