11 Healthy, Homemade Alternatives to Take-Out Pizza

Updated: Feb. 07, 2017

If you enjoy dialing for delivery but trying to eat healthier, give these delicious pizza recipes a try.

Four Seasons Pizza

This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings, is lower in fat and salt than ready-made pizzas, yet has just as much flavor. Don’t be put off by the long ingredients list; it’s easy to make. Serve with a big green salad. Get the recipe »

Chicken and Spinach Calzone

The delicious filling pairs ready-cooked roast chicken with spinach, peppers, and creamy ricotta cheese. Get the recipe »

Grilled Chicken and Red Pepper Pizzas

Rounds of Middle-Eastern “pocket bread,” or pita, make a perfect base for mini-pizzas topped with grilled chicken, feta cheese, red onions, and bell peppers. Because feta is so flavorful, you only need a small amount, and that helps keep the fat levels low. Get the recipe »

Salad Pizza

Instead of pizza with a salad, combine the two for a light, healthful one-dish meal. Get the recipe »

Foccacia with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Parsley

Fresh parsley adds even more antioxidant power to the vitamin-rich veggie mix that tops this classic Italian yeast bread. Focaccia is flat like pizza, but more moist and thicker. Get the recipe »

Potato Pizza with Chicken and Arugula

Scattered with pancetta, ready-cooked chicken and peppery arugula leaves, these pizzas are savory and have bite. Get the recipe »

Pita Pizzas

Great for a busy weeknight, these super-fast pizzas are topped with healthy vegetables. Get the recipe »

Corned Beef and Cabbage Calzones

This unique take on the traditional calzone is healthier, too, with lean meat and fiber-rich cabbage. Get the recipe »


The thick bread base, enriched with olive oil, is topped with a flavorsome tomato and onion mixture, then decorated with a lattice of anchovies and black olives. Serve warm or cool, cut in bite-sized squares for canapés, or into 16 larger snack-sized squares. Get the recipe »

Tuna and Tomato Pizza

Dress up this pantry basic with either crusty Italian bread or whole wheat English muffins. Get the recipe »

Peach and Blackberry Filo Pizzas

Filo (or phyllo) pastry is made with very little fat, most of which can be limited by sparingly brushing butter onto the sheets. Get the recipe »

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