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The BEST healthy pizza is topped with fresh veggies, mozzarella, chicken, arugula, and a balsamic glaze. Ready in just 20 minutes and perfectly crispy and delicious!

Vegetable pizza on pizza stone topped with arugula and balsamic glaze.
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Pizza the Whole Family Will Love

Making homemade pizzas are one of our favorite Friday night traditions. And with this healthy pizza recipe, I love that my family can still pack in lots of protein and veggies. Plus it’s made with whole wheat pizza crust too!

Pizza may not be the first thing that jumps to mind when you’re trying to think of a healthy dinner to feed your family, but with some simple tweaks, it can be! This healthy pizza recipe is one your whole family will love!

I tend to load veggies on my pizzas because I love that they can be a one-dish meal. Here I’ve used sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, and arugula. You make your veggie pizza recipe however you prefer – this is just my favorite combination.

I also added shredded chicken and mozzarella, then drizzled on some balsamic glaze once it was out of the oven. Talk about flavorful! It’s so delicious that you won’t even remember that it’s healthy.

Healthy Pizza Ingredients

Make this healthy homemade pizza right at home with all the delicious toppings you will love! It is the perfect balance of healthy ingredients and all are fresh and tasty. Below are my favorite healthy toppings. You can always add extra veggies or protein if preferred!

Ingredients for the healthy pizza.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Whole wheat pizza dough: Make your own homemade pizza dough or buy it store-bought. We love to double this recipe using this whole wheat pizza dough recipe.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: Drizzle the oil overtop the rolled-out dough. This will give the dough a crisp texture as it is baking.
  • Garlic: Every recipe tastes better with garlic! It is a great topping that adds all the flavor.
  • Pizza sauce: Make your sauce from scratch with this homemade pizza sauce recipe or store-bought from a jar. A recommend using a specialty pizza sauce or a low-calorie one to keep the ingredients healthy.
  • Mushrooms: Thinkly slice and prepare mushrooms to add on top.
  • Tomatoes: Wash and dice the tomatoes into small pieces that are bite-size.
  • Red bell pepper: Slice and dice the red bell pepper and remove any seeds from the pepper. Cut the diced bell pepper into small squares.
  • Chicken: Shredded chicken is a great topping for protein. If you would like to keep it a vegetarian pizza, leave off the chicken.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Sprinkle the cheese over top of the toppings.
  • Arugula: Add some greens overtop the pizza once it has cooled a bit after baking in the oven. This adds a salad texture and light crunch to the pizza.
  • Balsamic glaze: Drizzle over top the pizza after it is baked in the oven.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Pizza

This is the best healthy pizza recipe yet! It is loaded with all the healthy toppings starting with whole wheat dough, and everything is fresh and delicious. This low-calorie pizza is simple to make and can be done in less than twenty minutes!

A four step collage on how to make healthy pizza.
  • Preheat oven. Preheat oven to 450ºF and lightly brush oil onto a pizza stone or large baking sheet. Place dough on top of a stone or pan.
  • Add the sauce to the dough. Brush olive oil on top of dough, then sprinkle all over with garlic cloves. Then lightly spread sauce on top using the back of a spoon.
  • Add toppings. Top with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, chicken, and mozzarella.
  • Bake in the oven. Bake in the oven until the crust is golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. I recommend checking on it at the 10-minute mark to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  • Top and serve! Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula and balsamic glaze if preferred. Slice using a pizza cutter and serve!
The healthy pizza on a stone sliced into pieces.

More Toppings

You can’t go wrong with extra toppings or substituting some toppings for others. Create several different types of pizzas using this whole wheat dough. Make them all healthy or through in a few slices of pepperoni for a classic pizza flavor. The variations are endless!

  • Olives: Purchase a small can of sliced olives. Drain them and add them to the toppings.
  • Pesto and basil: These two are a great combination! You can use them for the sauce in replace of the marinara or red sauce for a lighter pizza taste.
  • Parmesan cheese: Sprinkle parm cheese overtop the pizza before and after baking the healthy pizza in the oven.
  • Artichoke hearts: Always a fun twist to pizza! Drain and cut artichoke hearts to add to the toppings. You will want to spread them out so they do not weigh down the dough and not cook the pizza properly.
  • Red pepper flakes: Add a little spice for those who like heat in every bite.
  • Sweet potato: This topping sounds crazy but it is so delicious! If you have cubed sweet potatoes that are already baked from a leftover side dish, add them on top for natural sweetness!
  • Onions: Slice or chop the onions to make them into small squares or slices.

Baking Tips

Learn all the special baking tips and tricks for making this healthy pizza recipe! It is a simple recipe that has a few great tips to help make it even better. Double the dough, make it homemade, and learn the best time to add toppings are all great suggestions and ideas when making this easy healthy pizza.

  • Dough. This recipe is for one 12-inch pizza. I used a half batch of my whole wheat pizza dough recipe.
  • Double the dough. Feel free to double the dough and make 2 pizzas. Just double the sauce and toppings too.
  • Dough types. You can also make this recipe on a flatbread, pita bread, or cauliflower crust.
  • Toppings. Add arugula and balsamic glaze after the pizza is out of the oven!
  • Balsamic glaze recipe. To make your own balsamic glaze, check out this recipe.
  • Vegan pizza. If you would like to make it a vegan pizza, make sure the ingredients are not derived from animals. The cheese will need to be substituted for dairy-free cheese and the chicken will need to be left off as well.
  • Gluten-free. Make this pizza GF! Choose a dough that is GF and make sure other toppings and ingredients are also marked and labeled GF when using them.
  • Reheating. I love to reheat mine in the oven or toaster oven so that the crust stays crispy!
Half of the healthy pizza sliced into pieces.

Recipe FAQs

What is the healthiest type of pizza?

The healthiest type of pizza would start with a thin crust instead of a thick crust. Then the toppings would need to be on the healthier side like veggies and light on the sauce.

What is the most unhealthy pizza topping?

The most unhealthy pizza toppings are cheese, meats, and thick crust. You can avoid these by making a homemade pizza and knowing all the ingredients that you are going to consume.

Can pizza be a part of a healthy diet?

Yes! Everything in moderation and a healthy pizza will really help make the diet taste better.

Healthy pizza baked on a stone.

5 star review

“I absolutely love thin crust pizza like this! Great recipe, I’ve never been able to find a healthy crust that actually tastes good and stays together before.”


Storing Leftover Homemade Pizza

Place any leftover pizza into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for three to four days long. When you have those pizza cravings simply warm up the leftover pizza in the microwave, air fryer, or oven until it is warmed through.

If you are a pizza lover then you will love these dessert pizza ideas with a little sweetness! This Pizookie pizza cookie is always a family favorite and a fun fruit pizza that is filled with deliciousness are both options for a sweet ending to a meal!

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Healthy Pizza

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
The BEST healthy pizza topped with fresh veggies, mozzarella, chicken, arugula and a balsamic glaze. Ready in just 20 minutes and perfectly crispy and delicious! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough , or flat bread or cauliflower crust
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup mushrooms , sliced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes , sliced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1-2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup arugula
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 450ºF. Lightly brush oil onto a pizza stone or large baking sheet and place dough onto stone or pan. Brush olive oil on top of dough, then sprinkle garlic cloves all over. Lightly spread pizza sauce on top with the back of a spoon.
  • Top with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, chicken and mozzarella. Bake until crust is golden brown and the center is cooked (about 12-15 minutes).
  • Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula and balsamic glaze if preferred. Slice and serve!


  • This recipe is for one 12-inch pizza. I used a half batch of my whole wheat pizza dough recipe.
  • Feel free to double the dough and make 2 pizzas. Just double the sauce and toppings too.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

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