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Overhead view of Healthy Homemade Pizza baked up in a cast iron skillet next to a bowl of salad.

Healthy Homemade Pizza (Making a Family Favourite Healthier)

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 slices
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian


Healthy Homemade Pizza is baked up thin and crispy with seasoned ground turkey, fresh mozzarella and lots of herbs and veggies. The recipe also includes ways to make pizza healthier while still enjoying the comforts of a family favourite!


For the seasoned ground turkey:

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the pizza:

  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough (Store-bought or I use this recipe and use whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup no-salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 810 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or minced
  • 1 cup seasoned ground turkey, cooked (see above)
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Cook turkey: In a greased skillet, add the turkey, garlic, oregano and salt. Break turkey into crumbles and cook on medium-high for 7-10 minutes, or until the turkey is no longer pink and a meat thermometer indicates the internal temperature has reached 165F. Set aside one cup for the pizza and freeze the remainder for future pizzas.
  2. Assemble pizza: Pre-heat oven to 400F and grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet or pizza pan. Spread dough out in the skillet or pan, making sure to press around the edges to create a crust. Spread on the tomato sauce and sprinkle on the hemp seeds, nutritional yeast and garlic. Layer on the basil, oregano, ground turkey, peppers, onion and tomatoes. Top with cheese and crushed red pepper flakes. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges of the pizza are crispy and the toppings are cooked.
  3. Serve pizza: Let rest in pan for a few minutes before cutting into 6-8 slices and serving with a side salad.


  1. I usually make pizza in a cast iron skillet because it creates an extra crispy crust. If you don’t have one, you can use a standard pizza pan. Just make sure whatever you’re using measures 12 inches in diameter as this will create a thin crust.
  2. This recipe calls for one pound of ground turkey because that’s the size of a standard package. While the pizza only requires one cup of seasoned ground turkey, I like to cook the entire package and freeze the leftovers for future pizzas.
  3. Use less juicy tomato varieties that hold up well to slicing such as beefsteak tomatoes. Juicier tomatoes will make your pizza toppings watery.
  4. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use dried. Just reduce the amount to one-third as dried herbs are usually more potent than fresh.
  5. For an easy side salad, chop up your remaining peppers, onion and tomato and pair them with some pre-washed greens.