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Healthy Pizza

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

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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. ;)

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

Toppings

Below are my favorite healthy 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 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 in oven. Bake in the oven until 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!

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 recipe on a flat bread, pita 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 mine 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

5 from 5 votes
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 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

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.

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
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Enjoy!

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