Healthy Pizza

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  • 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!

    Making homemade pizza is 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!

    vegetable pizza on pizza stone topped with arugula and balsamic glaze

    Healthy homemade pizza

    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 and thoughtful ingredients, I have good news for you…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 – no side salad necessary unless you want one! Here I’ve used sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers and arugula. You can use whichever veggies 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. ;) I hope you treat yourself to a healthy family pizza night soon!

    spreading olive oil and minced garlic on top of whole wheat pizza dough

    Toppings

    Below are my favorite healthy pizza toppings. You can always on extra veggies or protein if preferred!

    • Sliced mushrooms
    • Red bell peppers
    • Sliced tomatoes
    • Shredded chicken
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Arugula
    • Balsamic glaze

    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 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 pizza sauce on top using the back of a spoon.

    Add toppings. Top with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, chicken and mozzarella.

    healthy pizza toppings on top of pizza dough

    Bake pizza. Bake in the oven until crust is golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. I recommend checking on the pizza at the 10 minute mark to ensure it doesn’t burn.

    Top and serve! Remove pizza from oven and top with fresh arugula and balsamic glaze if preferred. Slice using a pizza cutter and serve!

    whole wheat pizza sliced on marble board

    Baking tips

    • 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.
    • Can also make this healthy pizza on a flat bread or cauliflower crust.
    • Add arugula and balsamic glaze after the pizza is out of the oven!
    • To make your own balsamic glaze, check out this recipe.
    • I love to reheat my healthy pizza in the oven or toaster oven so that the crust stays crispy!

    healthy pizza with vegetables and arugula

    Other delicious pizzas:

    healthy pizza with vegetables and arugula

    Healthy Pizza Recipe

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: healthy homemade pizza, Healthy Pizza, healthy pizza recipes
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 338
    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! 

    Ingredients

    • 1 whole wheat pizza dough , or flat bread or cauliflower crust
    • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic , minced
    • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
    • 1/2 cup mushrooms , sliced
    • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes , sliced
    • 1/2 cup red bell pepper , chopped
    • 1-2 cups shredded chicken
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup arugula
    • Balsamic glaze for drizzling

    Instructions

    • 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, about 10-15 minutes.
    • Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula and balsamic glaze if preferred. Slice and serve!

    Notes

    • 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.
    • Can also make this healthy pizza on a flat bread or cauliflower crust.
    • Add arugula and balsamic glaze after the pizza is out of the oven!
    • To make your own balsamic glaze, check out this recipe.
    • I love to reheat my healthy pizza in the oven or toaster oven so that the crust stays crispy!

    Nutrition

    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
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    Enjoy!

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