12 Guiltless Pizza Recipes

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12 Guiltless Pizza Recipes

Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

If you love pizza--but also love fitting into your pants--we've got you covered. Here are a dozen of our best pizza recipes. Each one is light, healthy and guilt-free. Have your pizza and eat it, too!

Veggie-Packed Pizza

This vegetarian recipe features a whole wheat crust, a bounty of sauteed vegetables and two cheeses (mozzarella and feta) for just 177 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. You can easily adapt this recipe to include any of your favorite vegetables.

Personal Pita Pizza

These mini pizzas swap out a traditional dough crust for pita bread so you get all the flavor of real pizza for half the calories. Go ahead, eat the whole thing for less than 200 calories.

Spicy Taco Pizza

Turn up the heat while you turn down the calories! The chile-studded lean beef packs 15 grams of protein into each 190-calorie slice of this taco flavored pizza recipe. If you're feeling bold, add extra chiles or your favorite type of hot peppers for an extra kick.

Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizza

Skip the wheat and sneak more low-cal veggies into your pizza night by replacing crust with sliced eggplant! Layer these clever mini pizzas with all your favorite toppings. Enjoy several "slices" for less than 120 calories.

Light Chicken Alfredo Pizza

A dash of rich, creamy sauce goes a long way in this chicken alfredo pizza (207 calories, 9 grams of fat), which is ready in minutes!

Healthier Hawaiian Pizza

You can't go wrong with the sweet and savory combination of pineapple, bacon and red onions in this healthy Hawaiian pizza, which contains just 200 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. To lighten your slice even more, substitute in turkey bacon for the center-cut bacon.

Low-Fat Mediterranean Pizza

Our Mediterranean-style pizza is made with just seven simple ingredients. Fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes add fiber and flavor while pureed white beans make for a rich yet low-calorie sauce. (189 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving.)

Mexican Pizza

Pizza takes on a south-of-the-border twist in this Mexican pizza with a cornmeal crust. Enjoy the creamy combination of avocado and refried beans mixed with bold flavors of cilantro, onion, and cumin for only 204 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

This sweet and tangy barbecue chicken pizza recipe (306 calories and 8 grams of fat per slice) gets an extra punch of flavor from garlic. Go easy on the cheese for an even lighter pie, and try adding nutrient-rich veggies of your choice for more filling power.

Vegetable Pizza Tortillas

If you love thin-crust pizza, why not make a pizza out of your favorite whole-wheat tortilla? This single-serving pizza tortilla recipe yields a perfectly crispy crust and boasts built-in portion control: 355 calories and 13 grams of fat for the whole thing! Experiment with different toppings and flavors to find your favorite combination.

Chicken & Artichoke Pizza

This chicken and artichoke pizza is as delicious as it looks! Pair it with a garden salad for a perfect meal.

Fruit Pizza on a Sugar Cookie Crust

The next time you're in charge of bringing sweets to a get-together, show up with this family-friendly dessert pizza, which layers healthy fruit on a sugar-cookie crust. You'll get a full serving of fruit in every 248-calorie slice, and it makes for a beautiful centerpiece.

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9/3/2015 4:52:43 PM

These all sound wonderful. Does anyone have suggestions for reducing the sodium? I am very interested in a low sodium crust.


9/3/2015 4:38:11 PM

I eat an English muffin pizza at least once a week. Double-toasted muffin, quarter cup of sauce (I like a lot of sauce on my pizza), and half an ounce of cheese. 8 minutes in the oventilated at 350°, or 30 secondo or so in the microw Ave if the muffin is crispy enough to withstand it. Sometimes I add veggies or turkey pepperoni and it's still under 300 calories.


9/3/2015 1:13:59 PM

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Looking forward to making the Chicken Artichoke Pizza! It looks and sounds delicious!


9/3/2015 11:29:25 AM

I'm surprised there's no link to recipes here for pizza with a broccoli or cauliflower crust! Easy to make and far less calories. There are recipes for them here at Spark.


9/3/2015 9:59:42 AM



9/3/2015 4:54:31 AM

Since I prefer thin crust , I like the tortilla pizzas, and I can have my fav which no one else in house wnts. spinach, mushrooms and green and caalamatta olives yum


3/21/2015 8:43:29 AM

I guess pizza is still pizza to me and none of the modern excuses for pizza look very good, I don't want tacos when I want pizza or Alfredo chicken when I want pizza, or eggplant or any of the substitutes. Our family has made homemade pizza since I was a little girl, rarely did it have pepperoni or fat laden meats on it, usually precooked lean hamburger and lots of veggies, the calories are not too bad for an occasional treat if you are stingy with the cheese.


11/5/2014 11:43:47 AM

Edited by alilduckling ---- I am working on making low carb pizza for my Atkins hubby and making lower fat for myself. One thing we ended up trying for me and my adult daughter was individual flatbread pizzas. Also, reducing sodium is a big concern in our home and I would have to work with most of the suggested ideas a lot.


11/5/2014 11:42:03 AM

I am working on making low carb pizza for my Atkins hubby and making lower fat for big myself. One thing we ended up trying for me and my adult daughter was individual flatbread pizzas. Also, reducing sodium is a big concern in our home and I would have to work with most of the suggested ideas a lot.


9/5/2014 1:28:27 PM

I can't wait to try some of these! I see 5 that I love already!
I'm looking forward to changing up the crust options, instead of always using the roll out type from the refrigerated biscuit section. While tasty, same old same old can get boring.


9/5/2014 7:07:33 AM

They all look delicious


8/7/2014 1:57:08 PM

I have been making the mini pizzas using soft pitas for some time now and they are a life-saver. I top a pita with 2 tbsp pasta sauce, a sprinkle of italian seasoning, 1 oz low fat mozza and top it off with a cup of greens. I eat a big salad with it and it satisfies my cravings for pizza and makes a nutritious meal when paired with a salad.


4/11/2014 4:11:56 PM

I liked this article but with some of the recipes @ 200 + calories a slice I don't see how it is guiltless. Pizza no one can eat just one! I might be able to stop at 3.


2/19/2014 1:51:18 PM

I had turkey tacos for dinner last night so i will be making the taco one saturday. I will let you know how it comes out


7/22/2013 9:00:02 AM

I thought I would never get pizza again but these give me new hope. I've already marked 4 of them to try in the future. Really looking forward to having the eggplant pizza in the near future.

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