The Best Healthy Homemade Pizza
I don’t know about you, but my fiancé and I LOVE pizza! However, trying to get ready for our wedding next year has led us to some major dieting.
I have been finding alternative options for all of our favorite foods, but this pizza dish has topped them all. It’s so easy, and depending on your toppings, it only takes about a half an hour to create! Let’s get started.
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
Total time: 30-45 minutes
- 1 1/3 cup of self-rising flour
- 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed, then start kneading it for 5-10 minutes or until you can shape it into the pizza crust. I had put flour down on my counter prior and used a dough roller. It tends to stick because of the yogurt so you may need to add regular flour as you go. Pro-tip: If you don’t have a roller, use a drinking glass!
Once the dough is ready, place it into a cast iron skillet (if you have one as it’s the most ideal) coated with olive oil. If you don’t have one, you can use a regular baking sheet. Fold the sides of the dough over to form a raised crust. Coat the dough with a little olive oil and salt. Place the dough (alone) in the oven for 2 minutes. This will ensure your crust is cooked enough without burning your toppings later!
Additional option: Try making your own self-rising dough with whole wheat flour and baking powder as a healthier option!
- 1-2 cloves minced garlic
- 1-2 TBSP chopped onions (optional)
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
Place the garlic and the onions into a skillet and heat on medium for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low until it’s at a slightly warm temperature. You’ll add all the spices (oregano, basil, salt, and pepper) to taste/for personal preference.
Dress the pizza with sauce – however much you want! Then, add the mozzarella and any other toppings you prefer. I used turkey pepperoni and mushrooms on half of my pizza – it tasted great! Other options include bell peppers, spinach, or dairy-free cheese. If you’re trying to avoid cheese altogether, substitute your pizza for a veggie flatbread.
Bake the whole ‘za 10 minutes, then check after each additional 2 minutes for a golden brown crust!
Once you take it out of the oven, let it cool for about 5 minutes and it’ll be ready to cut and serve!
Yum! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe.
Eating healthy can be hard, but when you have a great recipe, it’s worth it. Need ideas? Kick it off with these Healthy Snacks to Eat at Work. If you have any other healthy recipes to share, post them in the comments!