Who Needs Delivery?: 10 Healthier (and Delicious) Pizza Recipes to Make at Home
Snow is a comin’. And you know what happens when it snows? After a few hours cooped up in the house thinking about ordering delivery (we must fuel somehow), we pick up the phone and order delivery — and not the healthy, “Extra veggies with that, please” kind of delivery. We’re talkin’ pizza delivery. It’s warm, easy and delicious. It’s a snow-day no-brainer.
But if you’re trying to stay on your health game, a giant greasy delivery pizza pie all to yourself probably isn’t the answer. That’s where this list comes in: We have some other ways for you to temper your pizza cravings, sans guilt. Here, 10 healthier — but totally delicious! — homemade takes on pizza, from sweet potato crust to portobello mushroom cap pizzas and more. So when you’re braving the grocery store in preparation, grab a few items to whip one of these bad boys up when your pizza cravings start calling.
Beet Crust Pizza
via Bakers Royale
The color of this pizza crust is seriously gorgeous — because it’s made with beets, it takes on their rich purple color which is perfectly contrasted with the green pesto, multi-color heirloom tomatoes and soft-boiled eggs. Talk about eating the rainbow. For the cheese element, this recipe calls for goat cheese, which you should definitely try because beets and goat cheese go together like peas and carrots.
3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crust
via Pinch of Yum
Once again, sweet potato shows us its impressive versatility. With only three ingredients for the crust, this pizza is an easy one to put together. Top it with your favorite veggies, and might I a suggest a nice pesto sauce? Because sweet potatoes and pesto are the ultimate power couple.
Portobello Mushroom Pizza with Balsamic Roasted Veggies
via Joyful Healthy Eats
Not only are these beauties a great lower-carb pizza option, they’re also pretty quick to make — ready to eat in only 30 minutes. I’m sure a little pancetta would go a long way in this recipe, if you so happen to have it laying around. Nevertheless, these juicy portobellos will have you questioning why you’ve been confining yourself to, well, real pizza crust your whole life.
Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Vegan and Gluten-free? We’ve got you covered. Check out this recipe for a bomb crust that gives you the crunch you’re looking for to satisfy your pizza craving. Topped with some sauce and veggies and it’s good to go. Just don’t forget the nooch!
Zucchini Crust Breakfast Pizza
via A Saucy Kitchen
This breakfast pizza is a perfect snow-day brunch item. Healthy and satisfying, this pizza will give you some major fuel to accomplish all of things on your to-do list. Just remember to try to squeeze as much water as possible out of the zucchini when you’re making the crust for optimal crunch in the end.
Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
via Minimalist Baker
Instead of lightening up the crust, this pizza recipe lightens up the toppings: Instead of cheese, roasted and blended butternut squash takes over the role of providing creaminess. Topped with some light veggies and a handful of chickpeas, this 10-ingredient recipe has everything you need. I’ve made this pizza more times than I’d like to admit, and I usually sub in Trader Joe’s herbed pizza crust to add another flavor dimension.
Mediterranean Pizza with Quinoa Crust
via Hello Glow
If you ask me, a quinoa pizza crust is the ultimate pizza crust. A good dose of protein in your freaking pizza crust? Yes. Please.
Berry Fruit Pizza
via Real Food Dietitians
Fruitza? Don’t mind if I do. This healthy pizza recipe is perfect for breakfast or dessert because it’s kind of sweet, but still healthy. It’s a completely gluten-free crust topped with greek yogurt sauce/icing situation and a whole slew of berries, nuts and coconut.
PaleoE ggplant Pizza
via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
So this recipe is interesting: Instead of the pizza crust being a slice of eggplant, which is pretty common, the eggplant is peeled and grated which forms the crust (along with gluten-free flour, an egg and seasonings). That said, if you’re looking for the aforementioned slice of eggplant pizza, we’ve got you covered here.
Pizza-Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed with ground beef and topped with sauce, cheese and mini pepperonis, this recipe is great for those looking for meat lovers’ pizza alternative.
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