Easy Healthy High Protein Pizza (30+ grams Protein)

This easy high protein pizza is topped with pizza sauce, shredded chicken, mozzarella and any extra toppings you enjoy. It’s done in just 20 minutes, has so much flavor and is absolutely perfect for pizza night!

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High protein pizza with two slices cut on a white plate on a countertop.

Why you’ll love this pizza

Pizza gets a bad reputation for being an “unhealthy” food, but there are so many ways to enjoy pizza as a part of a balanced, nutritious meal.

As a dietitian, I’m no stranger to takeout pizza from my favorite pizza place, but I love this version with extra protein because it’s a bit more nutritious and homemade.

Compared to a typical pizza dough, this recipe uses a high protein pizza crust plus shredded chicken.

This high protein pizza has over 30 grams of protein per serving so it’s going to keep you fuller than regular pizza (win!).

Plus, it’s SO simple. The crust is made from just two ingredients- plain Greek yogurt (or cottage cheese) and self-rising flour, and then it’s topped with wholesome ingredients like shredded chicken, tomato sauce, cheese and veggies.

This recipe is family-friendly and such a great option for a quick dinner. Plus, it’s so much fun to make your own pizza with your fave pizza flavors!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this the next time a pizza craving hits!

Ingredients for high protein pizza on a countertop with labels.

Ingredients

  1. Self-rising all purpose flour: Self-rising flour is just regular flour with baking powder and salt already added. I love using it to make two-ingredient dough recipes because it’s so simple!
  2. Greek yogurt or cottage cheese: You can use either plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for the two ingredient dough, they turn out very similar! The cottage cheese will yield a saltier dough with a mild cheesy flavor. And don’t worry, the curds completely go away when baked!
  3. Pizza sauce: Use your favorite pizza sauce, marinara sauce or tomato sauce here. I go with store-bought pizza sauce usually (I love Rao’s), but you can use homemade pizza sauce too.
  4. Shredded chicken: Make your like easier and grab a rotisserie chicken! Or you can quickly make some air fryer shredded chicken. If you make your own, I like to season with onion power, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mozzarella cheese: Top with mozzarella cheese or any other shredded cheeses that you like adding to pizza. I sometimes like to sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top before serving!
  6. Optional toppings: I like to add sliced bell peppers, red onion and turkey pepperoni but you can also add banana peppers, fresh cherry tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, or whatever your favorite toppings are.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, add Greek yogurt or cottage cheese and self-rising flour. Mix with a spoon and then finish with clean hands, forming into a round ball of dough. Note: it will be a little bit sticky! If it gets too sticky, rinse your hands and lightly coat your hands with flour before continuing to work on the dough.
Greek yogurt and self-rising flour in a bowl, not yet mixed.
High protein pizza dough in a white bowl on a countertop.
  1. Next, roll out the dough ball on a piece of parchment paper using a lightly floured rolling pin. The dough should form a thin crust. You can also use any floured cylinder shape to roll the dough, like a cup (use something non-breakable, like a plastic tumbler). Since the dough is a bit sticky, I recommend doing this directly on the parchment paper that you’ll be baking on. You can roll out the dough on a floured surface too, but it may stick a bit. You can also use a silicone baking mat or a pizza stone.
Rolled out high protein pizza dough on a piece of parchment paper.
Tomato sauce on pizza dough on parchment paper.
  1. Next, spread your pizza sauce evenly on the rolled out pizza dough.
Pizza dough with pizza sauce and shredded rotisserie chicken.
Raw high protein pizza on a piece of parchment paper ready to go into the oven.
  1. Add the shredded chicken first, and then top with shredded cheese, pepperoni and veggies.
High protein pizza on a pan in the oven.
Freshly baked high protein pizza on a piece of parchment paper.
  1. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Note: If you like less sauce and less toppings, it will be done closer to 20 minutes. If you have more sauce and more toppings, it will likely take a few minutes longer.
High protein pizza with two slices cut on a white plate on a countertop.

Recipe FAQ

How to store

Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in 15-20 second intervals in the microwave or air fry at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

Should I use Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for the dough?

You can use either! Both yield an amazing higher protein pizza crust. Cottage cheese will create a dough that’s a bit saltier with a very mild cheesy flavor, but otherwise they produce a very similar final product. The cottage cheese curds disappear when baked, like in these 2-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Bagels.

Will gluten-free self-rising flour work?

Yes, it should still work if you use gluten-free self-rising flour. Just keep in mind, the texture and final product will be a little bit different than regular flour.

A slice of high protein pizza being held up in front of the camera.

Variations

  • High protein BBQ chicken pizza: Swap tomato sauce for barbecue sauce instead and add shredded chicken and cheddar cheese.
  • High protein Greek pizza: Add tangy artichoke hearts, spinach, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
  • Make mini high protein pizzas by splitting the dough into four portions, everyone can make their own personal pizzas!
  • Instead of shredded chicken, use ground chicken, ground turkey, or even plant-based crumbles instead.

More high protein recipes you’ll love

High Protein Pasta Salad

Healthy High Protein Buffalo Chicken Dip

Baked Chicken Nuggets with Ground Chicken

4-Ingredient Chicken Salad

Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

Chopped Taco Ground Beef Salad with Creamy Taco Ranch

High protein pizza with two slices cut on a white plate on a countertop.

Easy Healthy High Protein Pizza

High protein pizza made with two-ingredient dough, shredded chicken and your favorite delicious pizza toppings.
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Course: dinner, lunch
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1.5 cup shredded chicken breast I like to use rotisserie chicken for convenience
  • 1/2-3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 bell pepper sliced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 10-12 slices turkey pepperoni

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, add Greek yogurt or cottage cheese and self-rising flour. Mix with a spoon and then finish with clean hands, forming into a round ball of dough. Note: it will be a little bit sticky! If it gets too sticky, rinse your hands and lightly coat your hands with flour before continuing to work on the dough.
  • Next, roll out the dough on a piece of parchment paper using a lightly floured rolling pin. The dough should be quite thin but still durable. You can also use any floured cylinder shape to roll the dough, like a cup (use something non-breakable, like a plastic tumbler). Since the dough is a bit sticky, I recommend doing this directly on the parchment paper that you'll be baking on. You can roll out the dough on a floured surface too, but it may stick a bit. You can also use a silicone baking mat.
  • Next, spread your pizza sauce evenly on the rolled out pizza dough.
  • Add the shredded chicken first, and then top with shredded cheese, pepperoni and veggies.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Note: If you like less sauce and less toppings, it will be done closer to 20 minutes. If you have more sauce and more toppings, it will likely take a few minutes longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 1mg

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