25 Healthy Pizza Recipes

While our pizzas run the gamut when it comes to tasty toppings, one thing they all have in common is how quickly they will disappear.

Our Favorite Healthy Pizzas

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Our Favorite Healthy Pizzas

Pizza may be a takeout staple in many households but, once you try our delicious recipes, you may think twice the next time you're about to dial your favorite pizza joint. Dinner time just got a whole lot yummier—and healthier too.

Our first pie is savory and satisfying. The sliced sweet onion this recipe calls for helps balance the bold, briny olives in this pizza. Omit olives from the recipe to make it more appealing to younger palates.

View Recipe: Pepperoni, Onion, and Olive Pizza

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Healthy Pizza Margherita Recipe

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Pizza Margherita

Because this classic Neapolitan-style pizza is so simple, it depends on quality ingredients: Use the best fresh mozzarella and basil you can find.

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Healthy Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Recipe

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Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

Pecorino Romano is a cheaper alternative to Parmigiano-Reggiano and will also work well on this pizza.

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Healthy Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza Recipe

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Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

If you need to make this pizza in a hurry, speed up the process of warming the dough by microwaving chilled dough at HIGH for 1 minute; let stand, covered, 10 minutes; then roll out.

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Healthy Chicken and Herb White Pizza Recipe

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Chicken and Herb White Pizza

For an airy crust, shape the dough by hand rather than a rolling pin. Picky eaters? Lose the oregano to give the dish more kid appeal.

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Healthy Four-Cheese Pizza Recipe

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Four-Cheese Pizza

Premium ricotta—like Calabro brand, which has a creamy texture and rich, full flavor—makes a big difference in this recipe.

View Recipe: Four-Cheese Pizza

Healthy Garlicky Clam Grilled Pizza Recipe

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Garlicky Clam Grilled Pizza

Seafood lovers will rave about this unique twist on classic grilled pizza. Grill homemade pizza crust dough over high heat until blistered, then top with littleneck clams that have been sautéed with shallots, garlic, and dry white wine. If you're short on time, use canned whole baby clams instead.

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Healthy Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza Recipe

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Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza

The crisp cracker crust of this pizza makes a pleasing contrast to the velvety soft salmon.

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Healthy Pepperoni Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

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Pepperoni Deep-Dish Pizza

This Chicago-style classic features pepperoni, America's favorite pizza topping.

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Healthy Veggie Grilled Pizza Recipe

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Veggie Grilled Pizza

A sprinkling of bright, sweet mint complements the smoky grilled vegetables in this dish.

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Healthy Apricot and Prosciutto Thin-Crust Pizza Recipe

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Apricot and Prosciutto Thin-Crust Pizza

Look for apricots that are slightly underripe so they'll stand up to the heat, or you can substitute two medium peaches. We like the smooth texture and intense flavor of imported Parma prosciutto in this dish.

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Healthy Quick Pizza Margherita Recipe

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Quick Pizza Margherita

Make a thin and crispy pizza in under 30 minutes with refrigerated pizza dough, plum tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

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Healthy Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Prosciutto Recipe

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Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Prosciutto

Move the oven rack to the lowest level for a crisp crust on the pizza. Just before serving, top with the arugla mixture.

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Healthy Greek Lamb Pizza Recipe

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Greek Lamb Pizza

Leftover grilled lamb and sweet onions are combined with feta cheese and pepperoncini peppers on a store-bought crust for this Aegean-style pizza.

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Healthy Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs Recipe

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Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs

You can also try using fresh dough. Look to your local pizzeria for homemade dough, as many will sell theirs for only a few dollars.

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Healthy Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza Recipe

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Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

Ditch the tomato sauce and give pizza a makeover by topping with fresh peach slices and two types of cheese. A drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer fruit.

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Healthy Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

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Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza

With an extensive list of vegetables rounding out the ingredient list and creamy dollops of ricotta sprinkled atop, this pizza will be irresistible from the first bite.

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Healthy Pizza Supreme Recipe

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Pizza Supreme

Purchase fresh pizza dough from your supermarket's bakery section. Or you may be able to swing by your favorite pizza parlor and pick some up.

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Healthy Pear and Prosciutto Pizza Recipe

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Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Pit peppery arugula against a base of creamy, sweet caramelized onions. Also appearing: prudent amounts of salty prosciutto, cheese, and walnuts.

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Healthy Manchego and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

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Manchego and Chorizo Pizza

Spicy chorizo is the star of this pizza. But, don't underestimate melty manchego's supporting role.

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Healthy BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza Recipe

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BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

For a kid-friendly pie, substitute fresh mozzarella for the blue cheese.

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Healthy Chicken Sausage, Sweet Onion, and Fennel Pizza Recipe

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Chicken Sausage, Sweet Onion, and Fennel Pizza

Sweet and savory chicken apple sausage tastes divine when paired with sweet onion and fennel.

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Healthy Turkey Alfredo Pizza Recipe

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Turkey Alfredo Pizza

Collard greens and leftover turkey meld beautifully with commercial Alfredo sauce and nutty fontina cheese, resulting in an easy yet inventive meal. Rubbing the pizza crust with a halved garlic clove imparts lots of flavor with little effort and no chopping. You can substitute cooked chicken for turkey.

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Healthy Herbed Cheese Pizza Recipe

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Herbed Cheese Pizza

Executive Food Editor, Ann Taylor Pittman, gives this pizza rave reviews: "The dough for this pizza is just perfect, and I love making the individual pizzas and freezing some (unbaked) for later. The toppings are incredibly simple but well chosen. Salty kasseri cheese works well with the cumin-spiced sauce, and a sprinkling of fresh parsley brightens the flavors."

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Healthy Roasted Beet Pizza (Pizza alla Barbabietola Arrostito) Recipe

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Roasted Beet Pizza (Pizza alla Barbabietola Arrostito)

"People who think they don't like beets often become converts after sampling this tasty pizza," says former Senior Food Editor Alison Ashton. Roast several golden beets at once, and enjoy the extras with salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack with crusty bread and goat cheese.

View Recipe: Roasted Beet Pizza (Pizza alla Barbabietola Arrostito)

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