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5 Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes

January 8, 2021

Traditions start at home, and the best ones begin in the kitchen. Pizza nights are great because whether they are being prepared for a party of one or twenty, they create a delicious meal and an experience.

Pizza nights used to be reserved for "splurge nights" or "cheat meals." Those days are history. Pizza does not have to be the calorie-rich setback it once was. With so many healthy pizza recipes, we are sure you will discover a new respect for this Italian favorite. Here are 5 of our favorite homemade healthy pizza recipes.

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Homemade Pizza Cooking Tips

While tips and tricks vary by recipe, here are a few of our tried and true pointers to help you create the best pizza pie:

  • Preheat your oven, and we mean HEAT IT UP. Some recipes call for temperatures as high as 550° Fahrenheit.
  • We love using a pizza stone, but an upside-down cookie sheet works as well.
  • When using traditional pizza dough, let it warm to room temperature before you begin working with it.
  • The secret to great dough? Stretch it. That’s right, just like you see in the movies. Go ahead and even toss it in the air. Avoid using a rolling pin on your dough to keep it flexible.
  • Choose lean meats when selecting your toppings. Chicken or turkey pepperoni are both great options without sacrificing any flavors.

Make Cooking a Breeze with the Right Appliance

Howard's carries a line of hearth ovens that are perfect for your pizza night in. With these smart hearth ovens from Monogram, you can handcraft your own pizza and bake it with brick oven quality right at home. These ovens even allow for easy selection of preset cooking options, including Detroit Style pizza, Neapolitan, and New York Style pizzas. We promise, you’re going to love these, and they are sure to "wow" your guests.

Want to keep things classic and simple? We have the perfect kitchen oven or range for you. Find styles including convection ovens for faster cooking, to double ovens for more space. We can help you turn healthy cooking into a forever lifestyle.

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Howard's Top 5 Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes

Veggie Pizza

This veggie pizza is a great recipe for those looking for a meatless option. It's packed with flavor and uses ingredients you most likely already have at home! Experiment with a variety of crusts such as whole wheat, cauliflower or flat bread.

Korean Barbecue Pizza

Try something new tonight! This barbeque pizza kicks it up a notch with a Korean flair. Rotisserie chicken and thin crust are a healthier alternative to traditional pizzas, yet just as filling! Learn more and find the recipe here.

Cheeseburger Pizza

Living a healthy lifestyle is all about the modifications we make to our everyday favorites. And nothing beats a cheeseburger pizza! Who knew lean ground sirloin tasted so good? Easy to make and something the whole family will love!

Breakfast Pizza

We've known it, and now everyone else does too. Pizza is meant to be eaten any time of the day! And this recipe shows us exactly why we love eating pizza for breakfast.

Deep Dish Pizza

Ready for a healthy spin on an all–time favorite? Well, look no further. We fell in love with this deep dish mushroom and onion pizza from MyRecipes. Pro Tip: The dough needs to rise, so plan on roughly 2.5 hours from start to finish for this one.

Do You Need to Find the Perfect Kitchen Appliance for Your Cooking Needs? Come to Howard's.

Stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a specialist on finding the range or oven that fits your lifestyle, or you can shop online at Howards.com. Howard's offers free home delivery on appliance purchases over $399 to the Southern California area.

Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product specialists partner with you to find the perfect kitchen appliances for your home.


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