Protein Pizza

PROTEIN PIZZA RECIPE

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This protein pizza recipe is a delicious twist on the two-ingredient dough, infused with savory Italian herbs and garlic for ultimate flavor! This recipe makes one large pizza, and each bite is packed with flavor and protein. We’ve taken this savory dough and created two mouthwatering options: a classic Margherita pizza and a BBQ chicken pizza. Elevate your pizza game with this mouthwatering protein pizza!

Why You Will Love Protein Pizza

  • Customizable: This protein pizza recipe is incredibly customizable. Start by making the flavorful dough, and then add your favorite toppings.
  • Different Flavors: We made both a classic Margherita pizza and one with barbecue sauce, chicken, and red onion.
  • Easy: This protein pizza is very easy to make and the dough comes together with a few simple ingredients.
  • Up-Leveled: We have up-leveled 2-ingredient dough by adding Italian herbs and garlic.
  • No Yeast: There is no yeast required to make the dough! Just self-rising flour, Greek yogurt, and optional herbs. Also, you don’t have to wait for the pizza dough to rise. Just combine the dough, roll it out, add your favorite toppings, and bake.

What Is Protein Pizza?

Protein pizza is much higher in protein than traditional pizza. The dough is made from flour, baking powder, and salt to create self-rising flour, and Greek yogurt, which boosts the protein content. To add even more protein, add toppings such as cooked chopped chicken or lean meats.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for protein pizza
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour and mix it with baking powder and salt to create self-rising flour. Or, you can just use self-rising flour if you have it on hand.
  • Baking Powder: Mix the baking powder and flour to create self-rising flour.
  • Salt: You will need to add salt to create self-rising flour.
  • Italian Herbs: To infuse the dough with more flavor, add Italian herbs.
  • Garlic: A bit of garlic powder gives the dough more flavor.
  • Greek Yogurt: The Greek yogurt is combined with the self-rising flour to form the dough. It also adds protein to this recipe!
  • Sauce: Use pizza sauce, marinara sauce, barbecue sauce, or your favorite sauce.
  • Cheese: Add your favorite cheese to the pizza. We used light mozzarella cheese.
  • Tomatoes: Sliced tomatoes are an excellent pizza topping.
  • Basil: Sprinkle fresh chopped basil over top once done.

How To Make Protein Pizza

Step 1: Make self-rising flour by combining the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, add the Italian herbs and garlic powder. After that, mix these ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2: Combine the Greek yogurt with the flour mixture in the bowl.

Step 3: Mix and then use your hands to knead the dough. The dough may seem dry at first, but keep kneading for about 3 minutes until it comes together.

Pizza dough ball in bowl

Step 4: Roll the dough into a ball. Sprinkle flour over the dough ball before rolling it so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin or counter.

Floured pizza dough

Step 5: Place the dough ball on a clean lightly floured work surface. Roll the pizza dough into a thin, even layer with a rolling pin.

Rolled out protein pizza dough

Step 6: Carefully transfer the rolled-out pizza dough to a baking sheet with parchment paper or a pizza pan.

Pizza dough rolled out

Step 7: Evenly spread the sauce. Then, sprinkle the cheese on top.

After that, add the toppings depending on what pizza you are making.

Step 8: Bake the pizza at 425°F for 10-12 minutes. Then, let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing it. After that, add optional toppings and enjoy!

Baked and sliced pizza

Optional Toppings For Protein Pizza

There are so many different ways to customize your pizza! Here are some topping ideas:

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cooked meat such as chopped chicken or sausage
  • Caramelized onions and mushrooms
  • Cooked chopped bacon or turkey bacon
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Fresh chopped basil
  • Dried oregano

Expert Tips

  • Consistency of Dough: If the dough is too wet and sticky, add a sprinkle of flour. Or, if the dough is too dry, add about a tablespoon of Greek yogurt. However, don’t add anything to the dough until you have kneaded it long enough. The dough may seem crumbly or dry at first, but as you knead, it will come together. So, don’t add any more flour or Greek yogurt right away, only if you need it later.
  • Form Dough Ball: Combine the pizza dough and form it into a ball. This makes it easier to evenly roll out the dough.
  • Prevent From Sticking: Sprinkle some flour over the combined dough ball before rolling it out to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin and surface you roll it out on.
  • Leave Room At Edges: Don’t spread the sauce to the very end of the dough. Leave a little bit of room around the edges to create a crust.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover protein pizza in an airtight container or wrap it in tinfoil. Then, store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Reheat it in the air fryer or oven so it gets crispy again.

Protein Pizza Variations

  • Sauce Ideas: Add your favorite marinara sauce, pizza sauce, our slow cooker tomato sauce, our homemade marinara sauce, barbecue sauce, sugar-free barbecue sauce, pesto, or your sauce of choice.
  • Cheese Variations: We added light mozzarella cheese to our protein pizza. Some other options are a light pizza cheese blend, light feta cheese, goat cheese, ricotta, shredded parmesan, or your favorite pizza cheese.
  • Italian Herbs: If you don’t have a blend of Italian herbs, use 1/8 teaspoon of oregano and 1/8 teaspoon of dried basil.
  • Garlic: Use 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or crush one clove of garlic.
  • Omit The Herbs: You can omit the Italian herbs and garlic from the dough if you want.
  • Margherita Pizza: Make a Margherita pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh chopped basil.
  • Goat Cheese Pizza: For another delicious flavor combination, add crumbled goat cheese, prosciutto, and optional caramelized onions or cooked mushrooms to your pizza.
  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza: To make a BBQ chicken pizza, use your favorite barbecue sauce as the sauce. Then, add light mozzarella cheese, sliced red onion, and fully cooked chopped or shredded chicken. You can add more barbecue sauce once done over the chicken if you want. For a kick of heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes over top before serving.
Cooked barbecue chicken protein pizza

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Use Self-Rising Flour?

You either need to buy self-rising flour to use in this recipe or make it with three simple ingredients. If you don’t have any, make your own by combining 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. This makes the perfect amount for a large pizza. Combine the self-rising flour with Greek yogurt to make the pizza dough. You need to add the baking powder and salt to the all-purpose flour for the dough to turn out and rise in the oven.

Can I Make Protein Pizza Ahead Of Time?

This protein pizza is best enjoyed warm after baking it. However, you can make it ahead of time or make more than one pizza at a time and store leftovers in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Reheat leftovers in the oven or air fryer before enjoying them so they get crispy again.

Can I Make More Protein Pizzas?

This recipe makes one large protein pizza. You can double or triple the recipe to have more dough to make more pizzas.

How Much Protein Is In This Pizza?

The exact amount of protein in this protein pizza recipe depends on the toppings you add. The dough itself has about 14 grams of protein, and adding three ounces of fully cooked chopped chicken on top will add about 26 grams of protein. You can customize this pizza to your liking and add high-protein toppings to make it even higher in protein.

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PROTEIN PIZZA RECIPE

5.0 from 5 votes
Recipe by Shawna
Course: MainCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

138

kcal

This protein pizza recipe is a delicious twist on the two-ingredient dough, infused with savory Italian herbs and garlic for ultimate flavor!

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Ingredients

  • Protein Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 CUP all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/3 CUP 0-fat Greek yogurt

  • Margherita Protein Pizza
  • 1/4 CUP pizza sauce or marinara sauce

  • 1/3 CUP light mozzarella cheese

  • sliced tomatoes

  • fresh chopped basil

  • Barbecue Chicken Protein Pizza
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce

  • 2-3 oz chopped fully cooked chicken breast

  • 1-2 tablespoons sliced red onion

  • 1/3 CUP light mozzarella cheese

  • red pepper flakes, optional

Directions

  • Make self-rising flour by combining the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Also, add the Italian herbs and garlic powder. Mix these ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine the Greek yogurt with the flour mixture in the bowl.
  • Mix and then use your hands to knead the dough. It will take about 3 minutes to knead and combine the dough. The dough may seem dry at first, but keep kneading until it comes together.
  • Roll the dough into a ball. Sprinkle flour over the dough ball before rolling it so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin or counter.
  • Place the dough ball on a clean lightly floured work surface. Roll the pizza dough into a thin, even layer with a rolling pin.
  • Carefully transfer the rolled-out pizza dough to a baking sheet with parchment paper or a pizza pan.
  • Evenly spread the sauce and leave some room around the edges of the dough. Then, sprinkle the cheese on top and add your toppings.
  • Bake the pizza at 425°F for 10-12 minutes, or until the dough is crispy and cooked through and the cheese is melted. Then, let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing it. After that, add optional toppings such as fresh chopped basil or crushed red pepper flakes, and enjoy!

Recipe Video

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Notes

  • If you have self-rising flour, you can use that in place of the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. If not, use those ingredients to make self-rising flour.
  • If you prefer a traditional pizza dough, omit the herbs and garlic from the dough.
  • The WW points and calories are only for the dough, not the sauce, cheese, or toppings. The recipe makes one large pizza for one or two people. The dough is 3 points per serving, totaling 6 points. Add extra points for your chosen sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories138
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.3g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 164mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26.5g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.9g 0%
    • Sugars 1.7g
  • Protein 7.1g 15%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. The recipe is great, but it’s extremely hard to read it with 3 large animated ads on the screen, and ad between each cooking step…

      • Thank you so much for letting us know! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! I will look into the ad placement so it is less distracting, thank you for your feedback.

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