Healthy Homemade Pizza with Fancy Toppings You’ll Love

Homemade Pizza Recipes

My family LOVES healthy homemade pizza. One of our favorite family traditions is making pizza on a Sunday night. It warms the house, smells delicious, and tastes so yummy. We love to try new ingredient combinations and experimenting. It’s hard to go wrong with pizza.

Like most people I have about 50 or so recipes that have their turn in the weekly rotation depending on grocery sales, the season and my mood. I have published over 100 recipes so it’s about time I start tossing in a repeat once in a while. Here are my favorite healthy homemade pizza recipes with a variety of delicious toppings to choose from.

Homemade Margarita Pizza is my most popular recipe both on the blog stats and in my home. I make it 2-5 times a month and have been getting more creative with toppings. Here are my 3 current favorites, two new and one old favorite. Enjoy!

Here are my healthy pizza recipes, click on the recipe to jump to that section below:

Healthy Margherita Pizza

Healthy Margherita Pizza

You can take this Healthy Margherita Pizza Recipe and run with it, make it your own with toppings, just count the calories and be aware of how quickly pepperoni and sausage can add up. You will want plenty of time to let the dough rise, often I make it in the morning when I get up on Sunday, go out and have fun with my family, come home and make lunch. You don’t need to (or want to) refrigerate the dough or sauce so make it while you are sipping on your coffee then it should be ready come lunch time.

Makes 3 Healthy Homemade Margherita Pizzas.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 package yeast
  • ¼ cup water (to dissolve yeast in)
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

Sauce:

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. Italian seasoning or fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste, tiny pinch of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes

Toppings:

  • 1- 8 oz. ball of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large bunch of basil

Get started:

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Combine flour and salt in your big fancy mixer with the dough hook, spin to mix and make well in the middle. Add yeast mix, oil and 3/4 cup water turn that sucker on, once it balls up around the hook it is done (you may need to add more warm water) you can also just use a large bowl and your hands to kneed the dough, it just takes a little longer, but it is a great stress reliever. Dust bowl (same bowl you just used in the mixer, because it is toasty warm) with flour, put back in dough and cover with BOTH plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours.

Mix everything for sauce together in a medium size bowl, cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to use.

Punch the dough, HARD! Then a quick 3 second knead in the mixer, separate it in to three softball sized balls. Cover surface and rolling pin with flour and roll our each dough ball. Then top with sauce and desired toppings. Stick it in a oven at 500 for 10 min, watch closely I have to spin it 1/2 way through.
Let sit for 3 min, use a pizza wheel to cut into 8 slices then insert into face

Wanna look like super Wife/Mom? Make these for your family, they are easy and fast, plus you can also freeze the dough balls and extra sauce, and just make one at a time. I have some readers who can not have tomatoes (talking to you Carrie P.), I would assume you have already gotten over this hurdle and come up with pizza sauces you can have, but just some really nice olive oil, salt and pepper, sliced garlic and basil and you are in pizza heaven!

Cheese allergies? Go to your local artisan cheese shop and pick up what you can have and use instead, or just skip all together and load on the toppings. This is VERY easy to make, and fast. Have some fun, if your floor and kids are covered in flour after making these pizzas I would say its a good day. I just had right hand surgery (and yes I am right handed) and I was able to make this one handed, so no excuses here 😉

Mediterranean Tomato Bacon Pizza

Tomato Bacon Pizza

Many of my recipes come from grabbing what I have and working it into an old favorite recipe. My naan pizza was the “old favorite” and what “I had” was turkey bacon and tomatoes.

You can get the Naan at Trader Joe’s, it’s all natural as is anything in the store that they put their name on. Your local grocery store may have some Naan either in the freezer section or in the bread section, you can also substitute with pizza dough or whole wheat pita.* Rule of thumb for all natural food, if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, don’t buy the product.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of turkey bacon roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 piece of Trader Joe’s brand garlic naan
  • 1 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped tomato
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Get started:

Heat oven to 500. In a medium pan heat oil on medium high then add chopped bacon, cook until browned. Take the naan out of the freezer, top with tomato chunks and bacon. Drizzle the oil left in the pan over the pizza. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until the naan is lightly crisp. Remove from oven, cut w/ a pair of scissors or pizza wheel, top with cheese, salt and pepper. If you substitute naan or whole wheat pita for pizza dough, add 1/2 garlic clove finely chopped and a pinch of coriander leaves or parsley.

Rosemary Apple Pizza

Rosemary Apple Pizza

Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles, Ca is widely known for their deep red wines like their Mountain Zinfandel and Montana Mare but this summer they’re celebrating something a little lighter. The winemakers of Opolo have released their first ever Chardonnay and you can taste it and take some home for yourself today.

Opolo is the perfect escape from the summer heat, with an over-sized air-conditioned tasting room and misters cooling off their huge covered picnic area. Now they can round that out with the perfect summer sipper, their delicious new crisp Chardonnay.

I was out of pears the first time I tried to recreate this delicious pizza, so instead I used an apple and added my favorite ingredient, garlic and I think stumbled upon a better home version. The apple held up better under the heat and the pizza was amazing and unique with this change. Try it yourself at home, then visit Opolo this weekend and try their Perfect “Pear”ing pizza with a glass of their new refreshing Chardonnay.

Makes 3 pizzas.

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 1 package yeast
  • ¼ cup water (to dissolve yeast in)
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

Toppings

  • 2 onions thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 tablespoons best quality Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • Corn meal- optional (for when you use a pizza stone)

Get started:

Apple-topped pizza:

Pair this light, apple-topped pizza with Opolo’s Chardonnay for a crisp, cool summer supper. Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Combine flour and salt in a bowl or standing mixer with the dough hook. Add yeast mixture, oil and 3/4 cup water. Mix together until you have a slick dough, if you’re using a mixer you will know it’s done when it balls up around the hook. You may need to add in more water one tablespoon at a time.

Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes by hand or in your mixer. Dust your mixing bowl with flour, place the dough in the bowl and cover with both plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours. While the dough is rising make the caramelized onions. Combine onions, olive oil and a pinch of salt and sugar to a sauté pan. Heat on low stirring often until the onions are soft and caramelized, about 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees, if you have a pizza stone place it in the oven at this time to heat up.

Separate the dough into 3 balls, you can make 3 pizzas at this time, or freeze the other dough balls for a fast dinner later. Roll out the first dough ball on a clean floured surface. Top with Extra Virgin olive oil, then rosemary , Parmesan, this is your sauce. Now add the rest of the ingredients however you prefer and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted. Use a pizza cutter or pair of scissors to slice the pizza, serve with Opolo Vineyard’s delicious new Chardonnay.

Arugula and Chevre Naan Pizza

Arugula and Chevre Naan Pizza

This is my favorite go to meal when I just don’t have time to make anything. I eat it often for breakfast, but I have also made for lunch and dinner. I’m sure it would make a great appetizer for last minute guests, but I have never been willing to share this yummy meal so I wouldn’t know.

Makes one Naan Pizza

  • 1 piece of Trader Joe’s brand garlic naan- try w/ whole wheat pita
  • 1 tbsp. Chevre goat cheese- or any crumbly cheese like feta
  • 1/4 cup of arugula
  • 1/2 tbsp. good extra virgin olive oil or basil pesto oil
  • 1/2 tsp good balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 500 and toss in a pizza stone or a cookie tray. Take the naan out of the freezer, top with arugula, cheese and oil. Place on pizza stone in the oven for 3 minutes, remove from oven, cut w/ a pair of scissors or pizza wheel, drizzle on the balsamic vinegar add salt and pepper and insert into mouth.

Easy, right!!?!! Now you can get creative and start making your own versions. Comment below if you make your own creation, I would love to hear what you come up with!

The entire Naan Pizza has:

  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 13 (mostly good fat from the oil)
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 7
  • Carbs: 37

Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza

This Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula makes for a great lunch, appetizer or snack. You can whip this up quick if you have guests drop by, use whatever you have in the house.

Have spinach and no arugula? Parmesan and no goat cheese? Make the swap, get creative and if you try your own version of this Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula and please share below under comments so we can all try out your new creation, I did with this Basil Pesto Grapeseed Oil once and it was delicious too!

Makes 1 Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Handful basil about 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 tbsp.Chevre goat cheese- any crumbly cheese will work good

Preheat the oven to 400, if you have a pizza stone put that in while it heats up, if not a cookie sheet will. In a small food processor blend the oil, garlic and basil. You can also just finely chop up the basil and garlic and put in a bowl with the oil and smash them all together with the back of a fork. Top the pits with the garlic basil mixture and place in the oven for 3-5 minutes until the edges just start to brown, remove from the oven, top with the arugula and the cheese and place back in the oven for another 3-5 minutes, once the cheese starts to soften and ooze a little the pizza is done.

Remove from the oven, using sharp scissors cut into slices 4ths or 6ths whatever you prefer and serve. Top with a little coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

Entire Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula contains:

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 12
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 10
  • Carbs: 31

Pizza Dough Recipe

This pizza dough recipe makes enough for 3 pizzas. You can freeze the dough and use it at another time if necessary.

  • 1 package yeast
  • ¼ cup water (to dissolve yeast in)
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

How To Make Pizza Dough

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Combine flour and salt in your big fancy mixer with the dough hook, spin to mix and make well in the middle. Add yeast mix, oil and 3/4 cup water.

Turn that sucker on! Once it balls up around the hook, it is done. You may need to add more warm water to loosen it up if necessary. You can also just use a large bowl and your hands to knead the dough. It takes just a little longer, but it is a great stress reliever. Dust the bowl with flour (same bowl you just used in the mixer, because it is toasty warm), put back in dough and cover with BOTH plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours, 4 or 6 hours is even better.

Pizza Sauce Recipe

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. Italian seasoning or fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste, tiny pinch of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes

How To Make Pizza Sauce

Mix pizza sauce ingredients together in a medium size bowl, cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to use.

Classic Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes

Sausage Pizza Recipe

Make the pizza dough and pizza sauce recipes above. Time to make the pizzas!

Punch the dough, HARD! Then a quick 3 second knead in the mixer, separate it in to three softball sized balls. Cover surface and rolling-pin with flour and roll our each dough ball.  Then top with sauce and desired toppings (SEE BELOW). Stick it in an oven at 500 for 10 min, watch closely I have to spin it 1/2 way through. Let sit for 3 min, use a pizza wheel to cut your Healthy Homemade Pizza into 8 slices then insert into face

Now comes the fun (and new) part, the toppings:

Healthy Homemade Sausage Pizza

Sausage Pizza

Toppings

  • 1- 8 oz ball of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Spicy Italian Sausages
  • 2 cups Shredded Spinach
  • 2 tbsp Goat or Chevre Cheese crumbled
  • Garlic Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large bunch of Basil

Sausage pizza– Remove the meat from the casing by slicing down the middle with a knife or scissors. In a medium skillet heat 1 tsp of olive oil and add the sausage meat breaking up as you add it and cook until just done, remove to a paper towel lined plate. Once you have topped the pizza dough with sauce and cheese add the sausage and bake.

Margarita pizza– This one is so easy, after you top the pizza with the sauce just add some mozzarella (just a little you want some sauce showing) then add basil and you’re ready to bake..

Healthy Homemade Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza Pizza Recipe

Spinach and Goat Cheese

Spinach and Goat Cheese pizza– Top dough with olive oil instead of sauce, add the spinach a little more oil then basil and goat cheese and bake. If you like add some balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper after you remove from oven and slice. Also try my 3 Minute Garlic Arugula Pizza.

Every one of these healthy homemade pizza recipes can be a terrific family treat. My personal favorite is the margarita pizza, the sausage is much higher in calories and fat, but also higher in protein. I make the sausage for my hubby and enjoy the margarita for only 125 calories per slice! 

The Spinach and Goat cheese Healthy Homemade Pizza is probably about the same in calories as the margarita but higher in fat (this is good fat from the olive oil), spinach raises your metabolism so this one is a very good choice. Try each one of these or experiment with your favorite toppings for a healthy meal your family will love!

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