Margherita and healthy vegetarian pizza recipes

Pizza basically started at United States when Italian immigrants arrived in late 19th century. It gained popularity in cities like Chicago and New York. Pizza is considered as staple food of United States. Different types of pizza are available that can be made at home or purchased from local pizzeria. Significant types of pizza are margherita, Chicago and New York style pizza, and gourmet. Margherita pizza recipe is one of the oldest recipes and is usually prepared in very easy way. This recipe is named after the queen of Italy “Margherita”. Crust is thicker at outside and thinner at the center. Specific ingredients for this ancient style pizza recipe are sauce and toppings. Chicago pizza recipe styles are different when compared to other types. It is a deep dish and sauce for this recipe is sweeter and chunkier sauce. In order to represent the Italian flag, Margherita pizza is topped with cheese, tomatoes and basil. Pizza is one of the national food items of Italy.

Get to know more about Breakfast pizza recipe as well.

Margherita pizza recipe

healthy pizza recipes

  • 1 English muffin (whole grain)
  • 1/2 sliced thin tomato
  • 1/3 cup of part skim milk and shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Freshly chopped basil

Toast those English muffins. Layer the English Muffins with tomatoes. Ensure that the muffins are cut into halves. Sprinkle some basil and cheese over it. Place the pizza under a broiler until your cheese completely melts.

Nutrition Details of The Above Recipe

  • Calories: 262
  • Saturated fat: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 490 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g

Healthy and Vegetarian pizza recipe

healthy pizza recipes

People like pizza because it is suitable for all kinds of diets. Many pizzas contain vegetables, which are rich in minerals, vitamins that are good and healthy for our health. Vegetarian pizza recipes are delicious, healthy and does not needs much time for preparation. Different vegetarian recipes are available in market which can be bought and relish. Vegetarian pizza recipes are healthy and they include cheese like ricotta, Romano, Pecorino and Havarti. It is a long time misconception among the people that pizza is an ultimate junk food. It is true but you can make it healthy by preparing it at your home. You can use wholesome grains, fresh vegetables, olive oil to turn this junk food into a healthy food. It hardly takes ten minutes to prepare. It is inexpensive, fresh and healthy.

Healthy Pizza Recipes

  • 1 garlic clove (diced)
  • 1/4 cup basil (fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme
  • 2/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup zucchini (thin sliced)
  • 3/4 cup red bell peppers (diced)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • Pizza dough (Readymade)
  • 1 package  - shredded mozzarella (8 ounce)

Use a big mixing bowl to mix garlic clove, fresh thyme, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix it well and keep it aside until required.

Place the fresh vegetables in marinade form. Refrigerate the mixture overnight or may be one hour. Press the pizza dough evenly on the pizza pan. Coat the pan with olive oil so that it does not stick. Shred it with mozzarella cheese and keep it aside. Remove vegetables from marinade and drain off the additional liquid marinade. Grill the fresh vegetables or broil them with the help of an oven for 8 or 10 minutes. Arrange the vegetables on top of the mozzarella cheese and before you put it in oven; you need to preheat it for 425 degrees. Allow the pizza to bake for about 12 minutes and serve hot.

Best Breakfast Pizza Recipe

What Pizza recipe for kids should contain?

Pizza is a very common food item, which everyone prefers to eat and especially by kids all around the world. Healthy and vitamin rich pizza recipes containing traditional ingredients are much preferred by most of the people. Though pizza is a junk food, it can be made healthy by preparing at your home. Pizza is a complete and healthy nutrition meal for kids and also adults if prepared in the right way. If you are wondering as to how pizza recipe for kids is healthy, then look at the below points.

  • Pizza contains Grain: Crust is the base for all pizza. Crust is usually bread, is made up of flour and it is rich in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates acts as fuel for body functioning. Grain is rich in vitamins and minerals which is necessary for body pressure maintenance. Pizza crust is rich in fiber and it is used for digestive system functioning.
  • Pizza contains Protein and dairy products: Some pizzas also contain meat and chicken, which are rich in proteins, and vitamin D. Pizza includes cheese like feta and Gouda. Other dairy products also contain calcium and proteins.

 Mexican pizza recipe

Lunch is important and very big deal for Mexicans. In other countries, dinner is main meal and where lunch is a quick snack. Mexican pizza recipe include fillings like tomatoes, onion, cheese, cream, chicken, pepper, corn and more. Salads are also popular and important food items of Mexicans. Corn tortillas are mainly used in crust for pizza recipes. Toppings are also typical and important Mexican ingredients.

Breakfast pizza recipe

Breakfast pizza recipe

Breakfast plays an important role in our healthy lifestyle. Especially breakfast is important for kids as they need multi vitamins and minerals when compared to adults. Breakfast Pizza recipes can be scrambled with egg whites or fat free pizza crust. Breakfast vegetable pizza contains cheese, mushroom slices, onions and peppers, raw vegetables etc. Fat free hummus pizza contains tomatoes, cumin and parsley.

  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • ¼ cup of cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate candies
  • ¼ cup of miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ¼ cup of coconut
  • Prepare a 13” baking sheet or pizza pan and lightly coat it with cooking oil. Set this aside until you require. Preheat the oven for 350 degrees.
  • Using a big mixing bowl, blend together ingredients like butter, egg, cream, vanilla and sugar.
  • Now slowly add flour as you beat. Add baking soda, salt and cocoa. Mix all these properly
  • Mix or blend the chocolate candies and walnuts. Spread the dough mixture in the baking sheet or pizza pan evenly. Pinch up the edges gently.
  • Sprinkle those miniature marshmallows and chopped pecans or walnuts as well as coconut over pizza crust.
  • Place it inside preheated oven and bake for 18 – 20 minutes, until edges acquire golden brown color. Make sure that you do not over bake.