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Monday, October 21, 2019

Healthier Deep Dish Pizza

Healthier Deep Dish Pizza has a whole-wheat crust, turkey pepperoni and lots of sauteed mushrooms, onions and green peppers for a cheesy, delicious lighter meal!
Healthier Deep Dish Pizza
Pizza commonly known as "dee da" in my house according to my 2 year old is a favorite meal. My kids (and probably my husband and I too) could eat it a few times a week and be totally happy. In order to satisfy our pizza cravings, I do what I can to make it a little bit healthier so that we can enjoy it as often as we want. I've made nearly every kind of pizza under the sun but today is my first time making deep dish pizza! Your whole family is going to love this Healthier Deep Dish Pizza and won't notice that it's a little healthier than your favorite pizza takeout.

Slice of deep dish pizza

How is this deep dish pizza healthier?

I used whole-wheat pizza dough which I picked up from my local grocery store. If you want to make your pizza crust homemade, that will work too! I also used turkey pepperoni instead of regular pepperoni. Pepperoni is a must-have on pizza for my kids so I buy this lighter version of it. I also topped the pizza with a ton of sauteed veggies to add some nutrients and fiber.

Sauteed vegetables

Deep Dish Pizza Toppings

For this Healthier Deep Dish Pizza, I chose to use a few veggies and turkey pepperoni for toppings. I sauteed a whole green bell pepper, half of a red onion and an 8 ounce container of mushrooms to top these pizzas. Raw veggies can have too much water in them and when they get cooked, can make your pizza watery. Yuck! Therefore, I spent a few minutes sauteing the veggies for tons of flavor and to get the excess moisture out.

4 mini deep dish pizzas

Deep Dish Pizza Pans

For these deep dish pizzas, I used the set of 4 Chicago Metallic Mini-Deep Dish Pizza Pans. First of all, they are absolutely adorable and the kids think that they are so fun having pizza out of these. Second, they are affordable. A pack of 4 will cost less than $20. They are nonstick and it is fun letting each family member choose their own toppings for their pizza.

Slice of healthier deep dish pizza
I love olives but my husband does not so I could add olives to mine and it can stay far away from Troy's pizza. Also, since these are mini, your pizza will cook faster and therefore, dinner will be on the table quicker. Always a win for this busy mom of three.


October is National Pizza Month (though I think that every month is pizza month) so we are celebrating with this awesome super easy healthier deep dish pizza. Check out my other pizza recipes on the blog if you're looking for more pizza ideas.

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Healthier Deep Dish Pizza

Healthier Deep Dish Pizza has a whole-wheat crust, turkey pepperoni and lots of sauteed mushrooms, onions and green peppers for a cheesy, delicious lighter meal!
Yield: serves 4-6 

Healthier Deep Dish Pizza

Healthier Deep Dish Pizza has a whole-wheat crust, turkey pepperoni and lots of sauteed mushrooms, onions and green peppers for a cheesy, delicious lighter meal!
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 8 ounce package of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup pizza blend cheese
  • 20 turkey pepperoni

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Heat olive oil in a pan and saute peppers, onion and mushrooms for about 3-4 minutes until onions are translucent and mushrooms are browned.
    2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 4 pieces and flatten on bottom of 4 small deep dish pizza pans.
    3. Top dough with pizza sauce and cheese. Top with veggie mixture and 5 pepperoni on each pizza.
    4. Bake in oven for 15 minutes until dough is cooked through and cheese is melted.
    5. Remove from oven, let cool for a couple minutes, slice and enjoy!
    Enjoy!

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    Healthier deep dish pizza recipe
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chicago Metallic.

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