High Protein Pizza

High protein pizza is made with a simple 2 ingredient dough and topped with cottage cheese, veggies, and a savory sauce. It’s a quick and easy lunch or dinner option and makes great leftovers.

High protein pizza with cheese and tomatoes.

I love simple and easy meals that we can all enjoy.

While our little boy eats really well and tries new things all of the time, I know a time will come when all he wants is pizza and mac and cheese. 

So I decided to make a healthier version that is literally packed with 47 grams of protein and super versatile, all while tasting like real comfort food.

You can easily customize your sauce and toppings to switch things up but still use the simple 2 ingredient dough. 

Picking up a piece of high protein pizza.

Ingredients Needed 

  •  Self rising flour – we are using 3/4 cup with has 12 grams of protein
  • Greek yogurt – this contains 21 grams of protein per 3/4 cup!

Toppings:

  • Pizza sauce – check the labels! This is one of those ingredients that can have a ton of added sugar and unnecessary additives. 
  • Cheese – We are using cottage cheese which packs in 13g of protein per 1/2 cup. If you don’t like cottage cheese, I recommend mozzarella and parmesan which are also high in protein.
  • Diced onions – swap for your favorite veggies like diced bell peppers or spinach.
  • Fresh tomatoes – I used sliced campari tomatoes in this pizza.
  • Basil and cracked black pepper – dried basil for convenience!

How to Make Delicious High Protein Pizza 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Adding flour and greek yogurt to a mixing bowl to make the pizza crust.

Combine the flour and Greek yogurt together until you form a dough ball. 

Stirring the pizza dough ingredients using a spatula.

Place the pizza dough on the parchment paper and roll so the crust is about ¼ inch thick.

I did a little thicker because I like thick crust, but you can do it however thick you prefer.

Seasoning the dough and flattening it.

Season your dough with basil and thyme or your favorite Italian seasonings.

Seasoned high protein pizza dough on parchment paper.

Spoon the pizza sauce over top almost to the edge.

Spooning the sauce on top of the dough.

Add the cottage cheese and spread until the pizza sauce is covered.

Adding cottage cheese on top of the pizza sauce.

Add your favorite veggies. We used onion, sliced tomatoes, and herbs.

You can also add meat if you’d like which will also add more protein! Be sure it is fully cooked before adding to your pizza.

Placing tomatoes on top of the high protein pizza.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Broil for the last 2 minutes.

Substitutions and Variations 

Flour: We used regular self rising flour, but you can also use protein flour if you can find it.

Do not use all-purpose because the crust will not rise. 

Meats: Feel free to pile on turkey pepperonis, ham, grilled chicken, lean ground beef, or sausage. These are great protein options.

Nutritional yeast: a great swap for parmesan cheese while adding even more protein when it’s time to slice. 

Personal high protein pizza cut into 4 squares.

Seasoning: If your pizza sauce is a little bland, you can mix it with Italian seasoning before spooning on the dough for more flavor. 

Mini Pizzas: Split the dough into sections to make mini pizzas for kids. 

Sauce: We used a traditional red sauce, but you can experiment with cashew pesto, red pepper pesto, white sauce, greek yogurt alfredo, BBQ, and buffalo. 

Red sauce in a bowl for dipping the pizza in.

How to Store

Keep leftover pizza in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Reheat in the oven or air fryer to make the crust crispy again. 

You can also make the pizza ahead of time and flash freeze.

Wrap in a couple of layers of plastic wrap and foil.

When ready, bake it on a sheet pan directly from the freezer for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. 

Picking up a piece of high protein pizza.

Can You Use Regular Pizza Dough? 

You can use regular refrigerated pizza dough, but please know it does not have the same nutritional values and the protein content is much less. 

Can You Make the Dough Ahead of Time? 

This pizza dough can be made a couple of hours in advance, but I do not recommend making it and freezing it.

It doesn’t thaw well when stored as a dough ball.

A small personal high protein pizza cut into 4 slices.

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High Protein Pizza

High protein pizza is made with a simple 2 ingredient dough and topped with cottage cheese, veggies, and a savory sauce. It’s a quick and easy lunch or dinner option and makes great leftovers. 47 grams of vegetarian protein per pizza!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

For the dough:

  • 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt

Toppings:

  • ¼ cup Pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese I used 4%
  • 2 tbsp diced onions
  • 1 campari tomato, thinly sliced
  • Fresh or dried basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix together your flour and greek yogurt until fully combined.
  • Place dough on top of parchment paper and roll out the pizza crust with your hands about ¼” thick. It spreads easier if you have a little water on your hands.
  • Add your pizza sauce and top with cottage cheese, onion, tomato, basil, and cracked pepper.
  • Bake for 23 minutes then broil on high for 2 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

We used a traditional red sauce, but you can experiment with cashew pesto, red pepper pesto, white sauce, greek yogurt alfredo, BBQ, and buffalo. 
If you are adding meat to your pizza, make sure that it is fully cooked before topping and baking.
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This homemade pizza is SO GOOD! My family lives for Friday night pizza night and this recipe is seriously so delicious. We make this EVERY Friday night. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe!

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