Low Calorie Pizza Recipe

May I slightly exaggerate? I’ve made low-calorie pizza in a thousand different ways in my life. 

Cauliflower, ground chicken, low carb pitas and flatbreads, and even straight parmesan cheese have graced my table as pizza crust.

None, however, can compete with the pizza crust in this recipe because it is a flour-based crust, similar to real-deal thin and crispy pizza crust.

Top that crust with pink sauce, turkey pepperoni, and your toppings (read: pineapple, crushed red pepper, and jalapeno), and you’ve got yourself an incredibly tasty low-calorie pizza.

What goes into a low calorie pizza

How does a low-calorie pizza work?

  • Flour that is self-rising: A mixture of flour, baking powder, and salt. Together with the yogurt, you’ll get a perfectly pliable dough to make into a delicious crust. Don’t have any? Make your own.
  • Try non-fat Greek yogurt. It’s low in calories but high in protein. If you use plain yogurt, the calories will be a little higher. Don’t fret, though- You won’t taste the yogurt at all! 
  • Salt– While the flour in self-rising flour contains some salt, we add an extra pinch to balance out the taste. 
  • Seasonings – The secret ingredient! The flavor of the dough is elevated when some of this spice mix is added!

Pizza sauce with low calories

  • Tomato sauce– Also known as passata (not ketchup). Choose one without added sugar or salt. 
  • Onion and garlic powder– Adds flavor to the sauce. 
  • Italian seasonings– Both in the dough and the sauce1
  • Brown sugar substitute– Most pizza sauces have some sugar in them, so we cut the calories by adding a sprinkle of a brown sugar substitute

Best combinations for making a low calorie pizz

  • Cheese with low fat content – Low fat or fat free mozzarella cheese contains almost half the calories of full fat cheese. 
  • Turkey pepperoni – A version of traditional pepperoni that is lower in calories and fat. 
  • Vegetables–peppers, onion, and tomatoes are all fantastic options. Mushrooms,  
  • Antipasto– Fat free sun dried tomatoes, sliced olives, or jarred artichokes.
  • Sauces– Drizzle sugar-free ketchup or barbecue sauce on top.

What is the best way to make a low-calorie pizza?

Follow this step by step guide to make the best low calorie pizza:

  • Begin by combining the flour and yogurt until a smooth dough forms. 
  • Add the salt and Italian seasonings and shape the dough into a smooth ball with your hands.
  • Then, lightly flour a work surface. 
  • Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and place the dough ball on top. 
  • Make a large pizza out of the dough. 
  • Place the pizza on a baking sheet or pizza pan that has been lined with parchment paper.
  • Now, combine the ingredients for the low-calorie pizza sauce. 
  • Spread it over the crust, leaving a half-inch border around the edge. 
  • Add your pizza toppings and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
  • Finally, take the pizza out of the oven and cut it into eight slices.

Low calorie frozen pizza

Instead of buying store-bought frozen pizzas that are high in calories and fat, make your own frozen low-calorie pizzas.

Prepare the dough according to package directions and roll it into a pizza shape. Cover with plastic wrap once it has been rolled out, making sure there are no visible air pockets throughout. Place the prepared pizza crusts in the freezer for up to two months.

Simply remove the plastic wrap and place it in a preheated oven for 10 minutes when ready to use. Remove the crust from the oven, top with the sauce, and bake until the cheese is melted.

Final Low Calorie Pizza Recipe Notes

Instructions for Pizza Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick mat.
  • Form a dough with flour and Greek yogurt and place it on a sheet of parchment paper or a nonstick surface. 
  • (You can combine the ingredients by hand or in a food processor.)
  • Before rolling out the final pizza crust dough, pin it.
  • Roll the dough into a large rectangle with a rolling pin (about 12×8).
  • Rolling out pizza crust dough on a baking mat
  • Brush the top of the crust with olive oil and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  • After removing the pizza crust, reduce the heat to 350°F.

Toppings

  • Combine the sauces and coat the crust in them.
  • Layer on a layer of mozzarella, half the parmesan, pepperoni, and any other toppings you want. 
  • Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes more, or until the cheese is completely melted and the pepperoni begins to crisp.
  • Cut into 8 slices and serve.

Notes

  • The macros per slice are based on the 150 gram version.
  • Each slice has four Smart Points.
  • Use 120 grams of flour for a softer (but still crispy around the edges) crust. 
  • Use the 150 grams of flour if you want an extra crispy crust.
  • Macros for a 120-gram flour crust alone (brushed with olive oil): 639 calories, 25g protein, 93g carbs, and 17g fat
  • 750 calories, 28g protein, 115g carbs, and 18g fat for a 150-gram flour crust only (brushed with olive oil).
  • Choose a sauce from the smaller end of the range for a light sauce. 
  • Choose the higher end if you want a lot of sauce.
  • The pineapple and jalapeo are not included in the nutrition facts.

Faqs

What is the lowest calorie type of pizza?

Its Thin Crust Veggie Pizza has the lowest caloric content of any Domino’s pizza. Pizzas with thin crusts and light cheese have the lowest calories at Domino’s. Slices contain 135 calories, 250 milligrams of sodium, two grams of sugar, and two grams of saturated fat.

Is Domino’s thin crust pizza healthier?

At Domino’s, thin crust is always healthier, but I included the hand-tossed veggie and chicken pizzas as well. You’d think you were indulging with the thick crust and flavor from all the toppings.

Can homemade pizza be healthy?

Pizza can be made healthier, even though many frozen and fast-food varieties tend to be high in calories, fat, sodium, and other unhealthy ingredients. Health-conscious pizza lovers can use portion control, select products with limited ingredients, add healthy toppings, and make it themselves.

Is homemade pizza a junk food?

There is no such thing as junk food in pizza. Pizza does, however, contain a lot of fats. Thin crust and no cheese, the fattiest ingredients on a pizza, are recommended for those watching their weight. Pizzas provide many nutrients if they are made from authentic recipes and are of high quality.

Is pizza good for weight loss?

Experts say it’s unlikely to happen if you eat pizza every day. Pizza may be a healthy component of a balanced diet, but concentrating on eating enough of vegetables, fruit, lean protein, and a little amount of healthy fats can help you achieve your weight reduction objectives.

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