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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Green Pepper and Onion Pizza

It’s no secret that my husband loves pizza.

I’ve actually never seen anyone like pizza as much as this guy – sometimes I wonder if he’d be happy if all he had was pizza for the rest of his life. (Husband nods in agreement and says “I’m having pizza twice today. It’s a good day.”)

When I first met the hubby, his pizza of choice was Totinos. Yes, Totinos – the pizza that sells for less than $2 and is kind of like the mystery meat of frozen pizzas: it has 30+ ingredients, many of which you can’t pronounce, and one pizza has 660 calories, 50% the daily value of fat and 50% the daily value of sodium.

Obviously not the best choice for a daily meal, and yes, the husband ate Totinos at least 3 times a week when we first started dating.

So it’s no surprise that I’ve been on a mission to cleanse him from his Totinos obsession since we met 😛

One of the ways I’ve done this is by finding healthy, organic, all-natural frozen pizzas, and the other way has been to make delicious, healthy, all-natural pizza at home. Both have been successful, as he no longer buys Totinos!

Here’s my recipe for the pizza to cure unhealthy frozen pizza obsessions: my green pepper & onion pizza.

The Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Sliced roma tomatoes (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • All-natural, no-sugar added pizza sauce (I love the brand from Trader Joe’s)
  • Fresh, whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper

The Directions

Step 1: Cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)

Step 2: Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.

Step 3: Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.

Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

While this pizza is actually really healthy: fiber from the whole wheat dough & veggies, fat only from the cheese, no weird ingredients like Monocalcium Phosphate, etc., it’s also so delicious that my husband, the pizza aficionado, couldn’t stop eating it.

healthy pizza recipe

Green Pepper and Onion Pizza

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 huge slice

Calories per serving: 219

Fat per serving: 5.7g

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 219 Calories, 5.7g Fat, 606mg Sodium, 30.7g Carbs, 4.5g Fiber, 3.9g Sugar, 10.5g Protein

Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Sliced roma tomatoes (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese - 1 cup
  • All-natural, no-sugar added pizza sauce - 3/4 cup (I love the brand from Trader Joe’s)
  • Fresh, whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)
  2. Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.
  3. Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.
  4. Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!
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21 responses to “Green Pepper and Onion Pizza”

  1. This pizza looks great! Don’t have a Trader Joe’s anywhere near where I live to get fresh whole wheat pizza dough. Anything similar at Walmart which is our grocery store? Do they have this type of dough at a Wegman’s?

    • I think Walmart has frozen whole wheat pizza dough – look for pizza buddy in the frozen section. Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. hi Anjali—so lucky to have stumbled upon your blog (via @Ginas site)
    I’m in India and as you must be aware there is no traders Joe.
    I would appreciate if you would please share a pizza topping recipe and if I need to bake the base at home, how do I do that?
    Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. We got tired of spinach pizza so I decided to try something new tonight. I make my own dough and sauce (wife’s recipes) which the kiddos like.

    • Oh great! I’m so glad you liked this – and I love that you make your own pizza sauce and dough from scratch!

  4. Hi Anjali,
    I want to try this recipe with mushrooms and spinach. Do you think I need to saute the veggies before adding them to the pizza?
    Looks delicious!

    • Hi Allison! It’s totally up to you! If you like the taste of sautéed veggies on pizza, then you could totally saute them with garlic and/or spices before topping the pizza. But they would do just fine if you added them raw and then baked them with the pizza in the oven. Hope that helps!

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