8 Healthy Homemade Pizzas Better Than Takeout
You might think that piping hot pizza in a box from your favorite take-out pizza shop is awesome. But consider this: most pizza joints use the cheapest ingredients, which make for a subpar pie that's loaded with more fat, calories, and sodium than a healthy diet can stand.
Make it at home and you can control the ingredients and deliver a pizza pie that's truly gourmet in quality, with fresh, healthy toppings and flavor twists that you'll never find on a take-out menu: Pizza with falafel crust, taco pizza, and how 'bout Gruyere Swiss, pancetta, and caramelized onions. Try these truly special pizza recipes at home and you'll eat healthier for less dough, and for even more healthy pizzas, check out our list of 29+ Best Healthy Pizza Recipes for Weight Loss.
Recipe development by Sue Hoss.
With a simple can of chickpeas in your cupboard, you can make a fabulous falafel that goes really well on a pizza. This falafel pizza recipe is packed with all kinds of nutritious ingredients. This hearty falafel pizza is great for vegetarians who are looking for a filling pizza recipe that isn't just a slice of boring cheese pizza. So use up that Greek yogurt in your fridge and make this falafel pizza for dinner tonight.
Get our recipe for Falafel Pizza.
Harvest Pizza with Chicken, Grapes, and Goat Cheese
Need to use up the leftover cooked chicken in your fridge? This harvest pizza recipe is the perfect way to do so! Mixed with refreshing grapes, fennel, goat cheese, and arugula, this harvest pizza is as nutritious as it is delicious. Your taste buds are going to have a field day with all of these sweet and savory flavors. We have a feeling you'll want to make this harvest pizza every time you have leftover chicken in the fridge.
Get our recipe for Harvest Pizza with Chicken, Grapes, and Goat Cheese.
Portobello Mushroom "Pizzas" with Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Basil
Craving pizza, but trying to keep it low-carb? Use portobello mushrooms! Fill up those mushroom caps with all of your favorite pizza ingredients to make a flavorful portobello mushroom pizzas, and skip all the carbs. These portobello mushroom pizzas are also great for meal prepping if you're looking for something easy to whip up for the week ahead.
Get our recipe for Portobello Mushroom "Pizzas" with Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Basil.
Spanish-Style Pizza with Romesco Sauce, Spinach, and Artichoke Hearts
Why bother going to a gourmet pizzeria when you can easily make a restaurant-level pizza right at home—and for half the calories? This Spanish-style pizza recipe with romesco sauce is the kind of pizza that we dream about: Flavorful red sauce, lots of vegetables, and crumbled goat cheese. Plus, with all of those flavors packed together, this Spanish-style pizza is bound to be a dinner you'll fall in love with.
Get our recipe for Spanish-Style Pizza with Romesco Sauce, Spinach, and Artichoke Hearts.
Greek Salad Pizzas
Whoever said you had to pick salad or pizza was seriously missing out. These Greek salad pizzas is absolutely the best of both worlds. Mixing together a Greek salad and topping on whole-wheat pita pockets is the perfect way to turn a boring salad into a delicious dinner feast. So next time you're craving salad and pizza, don't bother deciding between the two and just have both with these Greek salad pizzas for dinner.
Get our recipe for Greek Salad Pizzas.
It may sound strange, but trust us on this one. This taco pizza recipe is like having a giant tostada, but on your favorite pizza dough. To keep the calories low, we used lean ground beef or turkey breast, and reduced-sodium black beans and tomato sauce. Between all of the flavors of the taco meat and those fresh veggies, you'll be wanting to make this taco pizza for every Taco Tuesday in the future!
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Whole-Wheat Pizza with Gruyère, Pancetta, and Caramelized Onions
Cheese pizza is fun and all, but let's be honest, it can get boring pretty quickly. If you're looking to have a homemade pizza night for dinner but don't feel like settling for boring cheese pizza, make this flavorful whole wheat pizza instead. Topped with gruyère cheese, pancetta, and caramelized onions, your tastebuds will be singing after just one bite of this whole wheat pizza masterpiece.
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Socca with Curried Cauliflower and Spinach
Socca, a flat unleavened pancake originally from France, can be transformed into a delicious pizza—with the right kind of toppings. Some of our favorites include a curried cauliflower and spinach to turn this chickpea-based dish into a delicious dinner. Plus with the raisins, lime juice, and cilantro, this socca is packed with adventurous flavors that you're going to love.
Get our recipe for Socca with Curried Cauliflower and Spinach.