How to Make Pizza Healthy + Dough and Sauce

how to make pizza healthy dough and sauce

How to make pizza healthy, homemade, and low in calories! That’s what you’ll learn in this pizza recipes article.

Thanks to my low calorie homemade recipe for pizza dough, you can enjoy 3 slices for only 344 calories!

How to Make Pizza Healthy Dough and Sauce

Below you will find healthy recipes for pizza, including a “no cook” pizza sauce recipe. The best pizza recipe dough, and freezing instructions for leftover pizza dough.

I even included some ideas for pizza toppings in the printable recipe card!

Gone are the days of pizza being a “sometimes treat”…

You can have 3 slices of this home made pizza recipe for only 344 calories!!

How to Make Pizza Healthy + Dough and Sauce

When it comes to making pizza great, the dough for the pizza recipe is the most important part!

In this article I will show you how to make the pizza dough recipe both low calorie. And the best pizza dough recipe you’ve ever had!

How to Make Pizza Healthy Dough and Sauce

Healthy recipes for pizza are made delicious with extra spices and simple, yet perfect ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • “No Cook” Pizza Sauce Recipe (plus shopping list!)
  • The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe (plus shopping list!)
  • How to Make Pizza at Home
  • Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes (recipe card!)

I’ll show you hot to make a “no cook” pizza sauce homemade, in under 5 minutes. And how to make the best pizza dough recipes, toppings, and more.

Below I will show you how to make pizza healthy and delicious…

“No Cook” Pizza Sauce Recipe

In this section. I will show you how to make healthy homemade pizza sauce recipe, without actually having to cook it.

Pizza sauces (if made correctly) can be cooked in the oven, on the pizza. Removing one full step, as well as extra cleanup, makes this recipe for homemade pizza sauce extra easy!

How to Make Pizza Healthy Dough and Sauce

I figure, the pizza dough recipe requires enough effort… Why not make the recipe for pizza sauce easy?!

Pizza Sauce Shopping List:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Fresh basil or Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Pizza Sauce:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for pizza sauce to a medium bowl, or large jar.
  2. Mix well, cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use.
  3. Will hold for 1 week in the refrigerator.

You can find exact measurements for this pizza sauce recipe in the sharable recipe card below. The next recipe, healthy pizza dough, only requires 3 ingredients!

This “no cook” pizza sauce recipe cooks in the oven! No need to boil on the stove…

See the recipe card below for measurements!

Homemade Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough homemade is far easier than you might imagine! In fact when I first learned how to make pizza dough, I was surprised I had wasted so much time with crappy delivery pizza!

This is the best pizza dough recipe! You can roll it out super thin, or stretch it into a more traditional thicker crust.

How to Make Pizza Healthy Dough and Sauce

Before you ask, yes you can make this a gluten-free pizza dough homemade recipe. Just swap out for your favorite Gluten-Free 1-1 Flour.

Pizza Dough Shopping List:

  • Package of yeast (the little packs you get in the bakery isle)
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough:

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.
  2. To a standing mixer with a dough hook (or large bowl) combine flour and salt.
  3. Use a spatula to mix and make well in the middle. To the well, add the yeast mixture, oil and 3/4 cup water.
  4. Turn on the standing mixer (or use a spatula to combine) and mix until it balls up around the dough hook.
  5. Dust the bowl with flour. Put the dough back in and cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours.
  6. After the dough has risen to twice its size. Punch down the dough. Then do a a quick 3 second “knead” in the mixer, or on the countertop. Separate the dough in to three softball sized balls.

In the recipe card below I will give you special tips to make the best pizza dough recipe. And how to freeze leftovers.

In the next section you will learn how to make pizza at home. I have shared exact measurements for the pizza sauce recipe. Tips on how to make pizza dough, and pizza topping ideas.

See the recipe card below for measurements!

How to Make Pizza at Home

It’s easy to make homemade pizza recipes, sure there are some steps to the pizza dough recipe. But I think you can admit most the time is in the waiting.

I love making pizza at home! I can make 3 pizzas for just $5… Read that again, 3 homemade pizzas for just $5!

Sure, that’s for the cheese pizza recipe. But let’s be honest, HERE is a healthy pizza recipe anyone can afford!

How to Make Pizzas at Home:

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Stretch or roll out each dough ball. Add to a pizza pan, then top with sauce and desired toppings.
  • Place in an oven at 500 for 10 min, watch closely and spin it 1/2 way through.
  • Once cooked through, remove from the oven and let the pizzas sit for 3 min, cut into 8 slices and serve.

For some special tips and tricks to cookingpizza at home, see the recipe card below. I’ve added several.

Up next… my healthy pizza for weight loss!

Plus a video of Rachael Ray and I making this homemade pizza recipe!

Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes

In the sharable recipe card below I will show you how to make the pizza dough, sauce, pizza toppings to add and more.

Learn how to make pizza at home! Pizza making can be a fun activity for the entire family! Kids love to roll out dough and add toppings.

how to make pizza healthy dough and sauce

How to Make Pizza Healthy – Dough and Sauce Recipes Included-

Lose Weight By Eating
Learn how to make pizza healthy! You can enjoy 3 slices for only 344 calories… and they're not wimpy pizza slices either!
Homemade pizza recipes including a "no cook" pizza sauce, and the best pizza dough recipe ever, and how to make pizza at home.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Dough rising time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 344 kcal

Ingredients
  

Homemade Pizza Dough:

  • 1 package yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water to dissolve yeast in
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water

Homemade Pizza Sauce:

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil or Italian Seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza Toppings:

  • 1- 8 oz. ball of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large bunch of basil optional
  • Nitrate Free Pepperoni optional
  • Sliced bell peppers optional
  • Sliced mushrooms optional
  • Diced onions optional
  • Sliced olives optional
  • Cooked and crumbled Italian sausage optional

Instructions
 

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough:

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.
  • To a standing mixer with a dough hook (or large bowl) combine flour and salt.
  • Use a spatula to mix and make well in the middle. To the well, add the yeast mixture, oil and 3/4 cup water.
  • Turn on the standing mixer (or use a spatula to combine) and mix until it balls up around the dough hook.
  • Special Tip: If you're not using a standing mixer, once the dough starts to come together turn out onto a clean dry surface. Kneed until smooth… You may need to add dough to your hands and the surface you are working on to avoid sticking.
  • Dust the bowl with flour(same bowl you just used in the mixer, because it is still warm). Put the dough back in and cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours.
  • After the dough has risen to twice its size. Punch down the dough. Then do a a quick 3 second "knead" in the mixer, or on the countertop. Separate the dough in to three softball sized balls.
  • Special Tip: If you are not planning on making 3 pizzas today, wrap the unused dough balls in plastic wrap. Add to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce:

  • Mix everything for sauce together in a medium size bowl, cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to use.

How to Make Homemade Pizza:

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If you're using a pizza stone, add that in now.
  • Cover surface and hands or rolling pin with flour. Stretch or roll out each dough ball. Add to a pizza pan, then top with sauce and desired toppings.
  • Special Tip: If using a pizza paddle, add some cornmeal to the paddle (it will help the pizza slide and also give it that "delivery crunch"). Once the dough is stretched/rolled out, add it to the wheel, then add toppings.
  • Place in an oven at 500 for 10 min, watch closely and spin it 1/2 way through.
  • Once cooked through, remove from the oven and let the pizzas sit for 3 min, cut into 8 slices and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 3slicesCalories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 11.6gProtein: 14.1gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 476mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 5.3gCalcium: 244mgIron: 4mg
Keyword dinner, Main Course, pizza
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You can find the nutrition label for my weight loss pizza recipe below!

Final Thoughts on Making Pizza at Home

Pizza has long been a “sometimes treat” but not anymore! Thanks to this article, you now have healthy pizza recipes for weight loss.

What it really comes down to, it making the best pizza dough recipe low calorie. And this homemade pizza dough is not only low cal, it’s absolutely amazing!

Here at Lose Weight By Eating we strive to create low calorie healthy (or at least healthier) versions of your favorite foods. This way you can enjoy them without blowing your diet!

And since I mentioned diet.. and the cost of food and weight loss above. I’d like to supply you with some free weight loss plans, tips, tricks, and support. Check out this article:

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