Get your pizza fix with this easy protein pizza, ready in under 30 minutes and packed with over 20 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy a healthier version of traditional pizza without sacrificing flavor! Plus, it is gluten-free!
I am obsessed with this high-protein pizza recipe! It makes a wonderful healthier alternative to traditional pizza that you are going to love! The homemade pizza crust ingredients include a combination of Greek yogurt and self-rising gluten-free flour.
Topped with your favorite pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked until perfectly golden brown. It’s one of the easiest homemade pizza recipes ever and you can feel good about eating it!
But this amazing protein pizza is my new go-to recipe to satisfy my pizza craving when it hits! Not to mention, it’s also a great way to get that extra protein in!
It makes a great option for a delicious cheese pizza that you can customize with any additional toppings you like!
You can even form the pizza dough into personal pizzas and let everyone create their own. The protein pizza crust comes out perfectly golden, and delicious.
Why this Protein Pizza recipe works so well
- Quick and easy – ready in under 30 minutes!
- Healthy pizza recipe – 20 grams of protein per serving plus it is gluten-free and vegetarian.
- Perfect for a family pizza night – let the kids customize their toppings and enjoy!
- Simple ingredients – you only need a few ingredients like Greek yogurt, flour, sauce, and cheese to make this incredible pizza!
- It’s yeast free!
*Check out the complete list of ingredients, instructions, and nutrition facts in the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.
Ingredients you will need
- Plain Greek yogurt: Use plain Greek yogurt, which is high in protein and low in fat. Any type of full-fat, reduced-fat, or nonfat Greek yogurt can be used in this recipe.
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour: Use gluten-free all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur’s Measure for Measure GF flour.
- Baking powder: A leavening agent that helps baked goods rise. It’s commonly used in recipes that don’t include yeast. We are using it in this recipe to make homemade self-rising flour.
- Salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings: are used to enhance the flavors of the pizza dough.
- Pizza sauce: A tomato-based sauce usually seasoned with herbs and spices to add flavor. You can use any brand you like or use regular spaghetti sauce.
- Mozzarella cheese: you can use pre-shredded or shred your own as I did.
Substitutions and variations
- Regular all-purpose flour can also be used if a gluten-free version is not necessary for this pizza recipe but make sure to use my method for making the self-rising flour since it is critical for the best results.
- Non-dairy plain Greek Yogurt can be used in place of regular Greek yogurt if you need to keep this recipe dairy free.
- Use dairy-free cheese in place of the mozzarella.
- Add more toppings – see topping ideas below!
How to make protein pizza
- Make self-rising flour by mixing flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a mixing bowl.
- Use your hands or a fork to mix the Greek yogurt with the self-rising flour to form a smooth dough ball. This takes 2-3 minutes.
- Spread the dough onto a greased pizza pan or baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Add tomato sauce and cheese along with your favorite toppings to the pizza base then bake for 15-17 more minutes.
- Let it cool for 5 minutes, slice, and serve!
Topping ideas to add more protein to pizza
- Add cooked ground meat like turkey, beef, or sausage.
- Top with sliced chicken breast and BBQ sauce for BBQ chicken pizza.
- Add slices of pepperoni for a healthy pepperoni pizza!
- Add eggs for breakfast pizza.
- Use cottage cheese instead of mozzarella.
Tips for Success
- For a crispier crust, brush olive oil or non-stick cooking spray on the protein pizza dough before baking.
- Mix the Greek yogurt and flour with a fork, then knead it in the bowl with your hands until smooth. Add a sprinkle of flour to the dough and your hands if the dough feels too sticky.
- For a thinner pizza crust, you can skip the baking powder in this recipe, although the pizza will not hold as many toppings, it will still be thinner and crispier if you prefer a thin-crust pizza.
- Make the pizza dough in advance, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before you make the pizza.
- Add onion powder to the crust for extra flavor.
- Use floured hands to press dough into the pan. Use parchment paper if using a rolling pin to make it easier to transfer the pizza crust to the pan.
How to store and reheat leftovers
- Storing: Keep leftover protein pizza in an airtight container between layers of parchment paper for up to 4 days.
- Reheating: Heat in the oven at 375 degrees F until cheese melts or air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Can you freeze this pizza dough?
Yes, you can! Here is how to do it.
To freeze this protein pizza dough:
- Mix, form and shape the dough into a ball and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight freezer bag.
- Label the package and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.
To use the frozen pizza dough:
- Thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for several hours until completely thawed.
- Let the dough come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Shape the dough into a pizza crust, add toppings, and bake as directed in this recipe.
Note: Frozen and thawed dough may have a slightly different texture but can still be used for making pizza.
What is self-rising flour?
Self-rising flour is a type of flour that already contains a leavening agent (usually baking powder) and salt. In this recipe, we make a homemade version that is gluten-free similar to how we made these bagels.
Does pizza dough have any protein?
Pizza dough contains protein as it is made with flour which is a source of protein. However, the amount of protein in pizza dough varies depending on the type of flour used and the recipe. For example, whole wheat flour or a combination of wheat and other grains can have a higher protein content. Other ingredients such as milk, eggs, or Greek yogurt can also add more protein to the dough. The protein content in pizza dough can range from a few to several grams per serving depending on the specific recipe.
How much protein does this pizza recipe have?
This protein pizza recipe has 20 grams of protein per serving as is but by adding extra toppings like cooked ground meat or chicken, you can easily increase the protein to over 30 grams of protein per serving!
More High-Protein Recipes To Try
- Protein cookie dough bites
- Blueberry protein pancakes
- Chocolate protein shake
- Pumpkin protein muffins
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