Veggie Pizza - How Many Calories?

This year, you're probably trying to make healthier choices in a bid to shed those few extra pounds you packed on over the holidays -- not to mention the 10 to 20 you've been promising to lose for years.

But seeing that it's at the height of the miserable winter season, January is also a good time to order in food instead of venturing out in the ice and cold for a meal. But if pizza is your take-out food of choice, are there any healthier options? In the recent issue of US Weekly, they recommend ordering the thin crust veggie pizza -- but what's the damage if you do?

How Many Calories in 2 Slices of Veggie Thin Crust Pizza from Papa John's?
  1. 276 calories
  2. 325 calories
  3. 420 calories
  4. 677 calories
At 420 calories and 5 g of fat for two slices, the thin crust veggie pizza is by far the best item on the menu. In fact, ordering two slices of the veggie pizza on a whole wheat crust -- also a seemingly healthier choice -- will add 120 calories.

But can you stick to just two slices? If so, good for you -- this is a great pizza choice. But for those of you who love pizza too much to stop at two, you could end up eating half your day's worth of calories in one sitting. Make sure to fix yourself a salad before the delivery boy shows up -- it will help keep you from overdoing it at the dinner table.

Easy Mediterranean Pizza Recipe with Feta, Pesto, & Veggies

A fast & simple recipe for a delicious vegetarian dinner. A tasty Italian supper idea for the family with tomatoes, red pepper, portabella mushrooms.

Pizza is a quick and simple meal idea for many families and enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Pizza is also an ideal food for a party or a social event.

This easy and delicious Mediterranean pizza recipe is topped generously with a variety of tasty veggies including portabella mushrooms, red pepper, spinach, artichoke hearts, and others. This flavorsome pizza also has a zesty pesto sauce.

This delicious pizza is appropriate for vegetarian families, but while also be popular with omnivores as well.

This tasty Italian vegetarian dinner recipe requires relatively little preparation time and assemblage, making this a fast and easy meal option.

Easy Mediterranean Pizza Recipe with Feta, Pesto, & Veggies Recipe

Preparation Time:
20 to 25 Minutes

Cooking Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Makes one pizza

Cooking Utensils Needed to Make thsi Easy Italian Dinner Idea:
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium sized mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Mixing spoon
  • Cookie sheet, 11 by 17, lightly greased or baking stone
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Basting brush

Ingredients for this tasty Veggie Pizza Recipe:
  • About 4 to 5 tablespoons of pesto, or more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup diced tinned artichoke hearts or more or less to taste
  • ½ medium sized red pepper, diced or more or less to taste
  • ½ medium sized tomato thinly sliced, or more or less to taste
  • 1 portabella mushroom, thinly sliced, or more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh spinach leaves, or more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup feta, or more or less to taste
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, or more of less to taste
  • A little olive oil to lightly grease baking sheet and/or brush on the crust edges.
One recipe for whole wheat pizza crust or regular pizza crust.

You also can add other tasty toppings to this delicious vegetarian pizza idea. Chopped olives, fresh basil leaves, or sundried tomatoes go well on this delicious pizza. Also, feel free to omit or add more of favorite toppings according to preference.

How to Make this Simple and Fast Homemade Mediterranean Veggie Pesto Pizza

  1. Prepare pizza crust according to recipe.
  2. Roll crust onto lightly greased baking sheet or baking stone.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease baking sheet.
  4. Using basting brush, spread pesto on pizza crust, to taste
  5. Add tomato slices, first, then portabella mushroom slices and other vegetables, according to preference.
  6. Cook in oven for about ten minutes. Add feta and mozzarella cheese. Finish cooking. When finished pizza crust should be brown.
This tasty Mediterranean veggie pizza is tasty served with a fresh salad or alone.

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