7 Healthy Pizzas You'll Want to Make on Repeat

With a few simple swaps, you can enjoy pizza night more often.

January 25, 2021
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KATE MATHIS

When I was younger Friday was always my favorite day of the week — not because it was the start of the weekend or because I could stay up later than usual but because it was pizza night! Our household tradition got its start when I used to receive free Pizza Hut tickets for reading in school. I would log all the hours I spent reading books and get coupons for a free one-topping personal pizza in exchange. As a first grader I was so proud that I could buy dinner for my whole family (I read a lot!). I remember telling my mom that I wished every night could be pizza night. She, of course, told me that wouldn’t be healthy!

As an adult, pizza is still one of my favorite meals. But my mom was right; it’s over-indulgent if you have it all the time. One of the best things about pizza, though, is that it is so versatile. A change of toppings or a swap of ingredients can transform a traditional pie into a healthy meal that everyone will enjoy. And, while you probably won’t want to have it every night, these healthier versions make it possible to enjoy pizza a whole lot more often.

Keto Pizza (image above)

How can pizza be keto you ask? Swap your traditional crust with a dough made mostly from cheese and you’ve got a delicious, keto-friendly pie.

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RYAN DAUSCH

An abundance of arugula, chives and artichokes makes this pizza almost salad-like.

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Looking for a good gluten-free option? This thin-and-crispy pie has a crust made of chickpea flour.

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It’s all about balance! Combine a classic topping like soppressata with a good-for-you ingredient like roasted butternut squash — and you've got a pie that’s sure to please.

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Antonis Achilleos

This sweet-and-savory pizza is almost too delicious to be healthy. If you’ve never tried pineapple on pizza before, you’re missing out! It’s the perfect complement to salty ham.

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A veggie-packed pesto (made with a pistachio, arugula and parsley) goes great on a whole-wheat crust. The best part? You can freeze the dough and be pizza-ready any day of the week.

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Having a few foolproof recipes that you can whip up in minutes is the key to eating healthy on busy days. This naan pizza is one you can rely on. It’s family-friendly, delicious and ready fast.

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