Any good healthy homemade pizza recipes?

United States
August 3, 2007 12:08pm CST
In our house, pizza is more than a meal, it's an event. Pizza is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend. However, most times we have to rely on local pizza places to deliver pizza. And, that can be very expensive. Not to mention very unhealthy, considering the mountains of cheese and meat toppings. I'd like to try making some homemade pizza. Maybe it will be cheaper and more nutritious as well. Does anyone have a homemade pizza recipe? I know how to make homemade pizza sauce, but have no clue when it comes to the other stuff. If you have a family favorite recipe that you'd like to share, I would be most appreciative.
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@mummymo (23707)
3 Aug 07
My friend converted me to Naan bread Pizza! I am not sure if you would call it Naan bread there but it is an Indian flat bread. smear the top with Tomato Puree, add chopped veg/meat to taste and cover with grated cheese - the kids love to make their own and it is so quick, easy and tasty too - it only takes about 5 minutes in the oven! xxxx
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Indian flat bread? That sounds yummy! Is that available in the regular grocery stores? I will have to try that.
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@mummymo (23707)
4 Aug 07
We can buy them in grocery stores here beautyqueen so I am sure you could - and as Katesmama says Indian restaurants sell them fresh and warm! I hope you try it as it really is healthy and easy and the kids love to make them! Thank you for the br honey! xxx
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• United States
5 Aug 07
My little kid will eat any type of bread product, whether home-cooked, cornbread or donuts. I am lucky that she is a fan of carbs. She does not need to be losing weight. Hard enough to keep the pounds on that girl. She is a super picky eater.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
4 Aug 07
The only homemade pizza we've ever had is a hamburger-hot dog pizza. My wife uses a Chef-Boy-R-Dee (sp?) boxed cheese pizza mix. She adds 1/2 pound of browned hamburger, and slices up about five Oscar Meyer wieners. This allows for the two grandsons who like to help to eat a "few" slices as they go. lol. She also adds real mozzarella cheese on top which is also sampled by the grandsons during the process. This was our son's favorite pizza when he was little. He is now 32 and still likes it. Even his wife likes it. Now it has become the favorite of our grandsons. So it has become a family tradition.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I may try that one DanaMark! I'll bet my family would love it too. We are just regular hamburger people. No fancy food in our house. Thanks!
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
here are some recipes from allrecipes.com..hope you like it... Veggie Pizza SUBMITTED BY: Merri PHOTO BY: Baker Allison "I never have leftovers when I serve this. You can use low-fat or nonfat sour cream for this recipe if you'd like." INGREDIENTS * 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls * 1 cup sour cream * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened * 1 teaspoon dried dill weed * 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt * 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix * 1 small onion, finely chopped * 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced * 1/2 cup halved and thinly-sliced radishes * 1 red bell pepper, chopped * 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped * 1 carrot, grated DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a jellyroll pan with non-stick cooking spray. 2. Pat crescent roll dough into a jellyroll pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Pierce with fork. 3. Bake for 10 minutes, let cool. 4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, dill weed, garlic salt and ranch dip mix. Spread this mixture on top of the cooled crust. Arrange the onion, carrot, celery, broccoli, radish, bell pepper and broccoli on top of the creamed mixture. Cover and let chill. Once chilled, cut it into squares and serve. --------------------------------------------------- Veggie Pizza SUBMITTED BY: Stacy Davis "Store-bought crescent roll dough with light cream cheese, light sour cream, and veggies makes a quick and easy light meal or snack. You can use whatever veggies you like best, and you can steam them lightly or leave them raw." INGREDIENTS * 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough * 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened * 2 cups reduced fat sour cream * 1 tablespoon dried dill weed * 1 cup shredded carrots DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. Unroll crescent roll dough and lay flat on a baking sheet (do not separate sections). Bake in preheated oven for 11 to 13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool. 3. While crust is baking, mix together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in dill. When crust is cool, spread cream cheese mixture evenly over top and cover with carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and green pepper. Chill approximately 5 minutes, until cream cheese mixture is firm. Cut into 4 portions and serve. -------------------------------------------------------- Cool Veggie Pizza SUBMITTED BY: Debbie PHOTO BY: SQUIRTATTA "This appetizer is a cool pizza made with refrigerated crescent roll dough and topped with finely chopped vegetables. Zucchini, mushrooms, green peppers, green onions and tomatoes all work well as toppings." INGREDIENTS * 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough * 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened * 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise * 1 teaspoon dried dill weed DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan or 13 inch round pizza stone, arrange the crescent roll dough in a single layer. Pinch together the edges of the dough. Bake for 12 minutes, or until it becomes a golden brown crust. Remove the crust from the oven and allow it to cool. 3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise and dill. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture on the crust. Sprinkle toppings on top of the cream cheese spread. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the spread to thicken. 4. Cut the chilled pizza into wedges or squares with a pizza cutter to serve.
• United States
4 Aug 07
Fresh Tomato, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza 2 9-inch pizzas 1/2 recipe Pizza Crust* (Recipes for Living, page 14) or 2 9-inch prepared crusts 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2-3 medium ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 6-8 thin slices Prosciutto (about 2 ounces) 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces) 1 cup stemmed arugula leaves Heat oven to 450 degrees. (If using a pizza stone, place it on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat for 30 minutes.) Prepare dough rounds as directed. Lightly brush rounds with olive oil. Arrange tomato slices on dough leaving about ½ inch border and brush with olive oil. Bake until crust edges are slightly brown (about 6 minutes). Lay Prosciutto slices over the tomatoes and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup per pizza round). Continue to bake until cheese melts (about 3 minutes). Remove pizza from oven; Toss arugula with 1 tablespoon olive oil and top each pizza with ½ cup arugula. Serve!
• United States
4 Aug 07
I love to grab a pizza crust from the bakery, if they have them get a rye or wheat crust. Then make a reuben pizza. Rye or Wheat crust preferred bottle of thousand island dressing drained sauerkraut chopped corned beef swiss cheese use the thousand island in place of the sauce, top with sauerkraut and beef, cover with swiss and bake
• Australia
3 Aug 07
if you have a bread machine make the dough and let it rest, i always have homemade red sauce on hand which is onion, garlic, passata or canned tomatoes and basil at the end let it cook for a few hours and reduce in size make it in bulk and freeze it you always have it on hand. in summer when tomatoes are cheap i do make it right from scratch. so you've made the dough you have the sauce. pull everything out of the fridge leftover roast vegies, cheese leftover roast meat etc roll the dough out and everyone make there own it can be fun for the whole family, you may come out covered in flour but its fun and the kids get to choose and you can use a whole lot of leftovers
• United States
3 Aug 07
You can use either 2% or low-fat mozzarella cheese. You can also buy low-fat Parmesan cheese. As for toppings, we don't eat meat on our pizza anymore, due to the fat content. We stick with vegetables. We love to put fresh tomatoes, green peppers, black olives, onions, or whatever else suits our fancy at the time.