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52 Delicious pizza ideas all under 500 calories

52 Delicious pizza ideas all under 500 calories

Sometimes you just want to eat your dinner with your hands, and there's no better dish to do that with than pizza. Now you can indulge in all of its deliciousness while keeping the calories down. Whether you're vegetarian, looking to cut down on carbs, or want to get more fibre in your diet - we've got a pizza for everyone. Get your Lo-Dough in, prep your sauce, layout your toppings and get that oven hot for one (or more!) of these delicious pizzas under 500 calories. 

 

Lo-Dough bases

When making low-calorie, low-carb pizza, the one thing that can't be replaced is the Lo-Dough base. At just 39 calories and 2.2g of carbs per pizza base, there is nothing else like it and this really is the only key ingredient for incredible tasting low-calorie and low-carb pizza!

 

Low Calorie Margherita Pizza

 

low calorie margherita pizza

Sometimes simple is best - and tastiest. This is an ultra simple, fast, and impressively healthy pizza recipe which is also high in protein. It takes just 15 minutes to make and contains just 250 kcals and 6g carbs. 

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Veggie Burger Pizza

 

veggie burger pizza

The pizza that tastes like the best burger ever! All for under 450 calories too! This pizza, when made with a Lo-Dough base is the ultimate low-calorie pizza experience. It might be under 450 calories, but it tastes like something over 1000!

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Pizza Fiorentina

 

Pizza Fiorentina low calorie

The low carb, low-calorie way: This is an easy vegetarian recipe packed with vitamins and rich with earthy and vibrant flavours. Follow this recipe to enjoy a gluten-free, high-fibre Fiorentina pizza, then top with mozzarella and spinach and finish off with a perfectly cooked egg. 

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Cheese & Tomato Garlic Bread

 

Cheese & Tomato Garlic Bread

Here's a recipe for a low-calorie, low-carb cheese & tomato garlic bread that is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Just set aside 12 minutes of your day for cooking and this light snack/side dish is all yours.

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Pizza Swirls - Low Carb Bite-Sized Pizza 

 

Pizza Swirls - Low Carb Bite-Sized Pizza

That's right. Does it get any better than this? Our Lo-Dough pizza swirls make the perfect party plate to serve your friends, or as a special treat for the whole family. Soft and fluffy with mozzarella oozing out of every bite, Lo-Dough pizza bites contain less than 5g of carbs per serving. They’re high in fibre, high in protein, and gluten-free.

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Healthy Veggie Pepper Pizza

 

Healthy Veggie Pepper Pizza

Bursting with flavour and nutrition, this colourful and vibrant veggie pepper pizza makes for a great source of fibre, protein and vitamin C. Better still, you can enjoy this whole pizza for under 200 calories! 

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Gluten Free Chorizo Pizza

 

Gluten Free Chorizo Pizza

The combined flavours of the strong and rich Parmigiano Reggiano with its sweet and tangy flavour, the peppery rocket and the smokey chorizo makes this pizza a flavour smash - and all for little over 300 calories

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Salty Seafood Pizza

 

Salty Seafood Pizza

For a quick and easy seafood delight, this recipe brings king prawns and salty anchovies into the spotlight with a fraction of the expected calories. In the same way that a humble macaroni cheese may wish to team up with a hint of truffle, anchovies (albeit an acquired taste) bring a certain savoury depth to the dish, giving it that extra boost.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

 

Low carb garlic bread

There's little more comforting in the world that cheesy garlic bread. This recipe has everything you love about the classic comfort dish, yet it's made and ready to eat in just over 12 minutes and contains just 264 calories.

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Low Carb Meatball Pizza

 

low calorie meatball pizza

Forget the usual greasy grub you get from the local takeaway, this pizza blows it out the water! It's loaded with cheese, homemade meatballs made with our Southern style coating and mixed peppers - and at only 419 kcals - is a fraction of the calories from your traditional takeaways. Containing only 10g of carbs, this is an ideal recipe for a low-carb, high-fat diet, or a cheat day takeaway. 

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Marmite & Cheese Pizza

 

Marmite & Cheese low calorie Pizza

Although this recipe may split opinions, we're sure that you'll love it. An easy lunch or super speedy snack, Marmite and cheese pizza toasts are a quick favourite for us on a busy day at Lo-Dough HQ. 

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Chocolate Dessert Pizza

 

Chocolate Dessert low calorie Pizza

Who says you can only have pizza for your main course? This dessert pizza is definitely one for those with a sweet tooth! By using a Lo-Dough base, you can reduce the calories and carbs - leaving more room for the good stuff. Just 464 calories for the lot.

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Napoli Style Margherita

 

Napoli Style Margherita

Coming in at only 193 calories for the whole pizza, this melt in your mouth Margherita will seriously blow your mind. Using one piece of Lo-Dough, 60g of good quality passata sauce and 50g high-quality buffalo mozzarella, we pan-fried the Lo-Dough, added the toppings and baked in the oven for eleven minutes until golden and bubbling.

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Padana Pizza

 

Low calorie padana pizza

This pizza is meat-free, full of flavour and absolutely loaded with spinach, creamy goats cheese and sweet onions. Thanks to the Lo-Dough base, this high street classic it's wonderfully low-carb and low calorie and stacked with plenty of fibre. 

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Moroccan Lamb Flatbread 

 

Moroccan Lamb Flatbread

A little taste of Morocco, made in Rochdale. The recipe uses harissa paste on the base and lamb mince cooked down in stock and spices as a topping. Dress with low-fat yoghurt and herbs. If you find the harissa a little too hot on it's own, try diluting it with a little passata.

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Aubergine Bianca Pizza

 

Vegetarian Pizza Aubergine Bianca Pizza

Up in the north of Italy they make pizza a little differently. Instead of the more commonly found tomato-sauce base, they use a white sauce usually comprising of crème-fraîche and gruyère cheese, with meat and veg on top. We've created a version of this Italian dish which suits those following a low calorie and low csarb diet. You can enjoy this super fresh veggie pizza for just 437 calories and under 10g carbs for the lot. 

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'Fitness Goals' Pizza

 

high protein pizza

Perfect for after the gym - and inspired by the fitness community's dietary wants and needs. We've come up with a low-calorie, low-carb, high protein pizza that will work as hard for you nutritionally as you do in the gym physical. Only 265 calories and a whopping 34g protein per pizza. 

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Dairy Free Seafood Pizza

 

Dairy Free Seafood Pizza

Low calorie pizza recipe with the extra advantage of being dairy free - this particular pizza has key ingredients for maintaining fitness, general health and especially for weight loss and slimming.

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Healthy Hawaiian Pizza

 

low calorie hawaiian pizza

It's the pizza combination that divides us all. Ham and pineapple. Fruit? On Pizza? Well here at Lo-Dough, we think a Hawaiian pizza can be a thing of beauty - and when you are using Lo-Dough as an alternative pizza base at just 39 calories (per base) - you can enjoy this delicious treat even more. Nutrition up, calories down. Whether you like pineapple on your pizza or not, this is a winning recipe. 

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Magical Meat Feast Pizza

 

low calorie meat feast pizza

Low-calorie pizza recipes done the meat feast way - using Lo-Dough as your bread alternative, you can make this beautiful, low carb pizza which is little over 400 calories, less than half a normal meat feast pizza.

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Artichoke and Spinach Pizza

 

low calorie vegetarian pizza

For those struggling to get your recommended daily intake of fibre, this pizza is a godsend. This delicious, cheese-loaded pizza comes in at just 347 calories and 8g of carbs but supplies an incredible 14g of fibre per pizza - nearly half your daily allowance in a delicious, indulgent pizza!

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Low Calorie BBQ Chicken pizza 

 

Low Calorie BBQ Chicken pizza

BBQ chicken pizza is a modern classic, but a struggle for people counting calories. The lean chicken is healthy enough, but the base and the sugary BBQ sauce usually send the calorie count rocketing. This pizza is very different, we've used low sugar bbq sauce and by using a Lo-Dough base you can have a whole pizza to yourself for just 314 calories.

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Keema Lamb Pizza

 

Keema Lamb low calorie Pizza

Low-calorie lamb keema pizza is here - a spicy, East meets West flavour explosion. Flavourful lamb, oozy melting cheese, sweet peppers and onions and your ever trusty Lo-Dough base. Low-calorie pizza recipes don't get much better than this.

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Low Carb Piri Piri Chicken Pizza

 

Low Carb Piri Piri Chicken Pizza

Chicken coated in Blend Bros Piri Piri sauce and put on a low-calorie pizza (with even more Piri Piri), and loaded up with sliced green and red chillies - this one is heaven on earth for those who like a little spice in their life. You can have it hot and also have it healthy, with Lo-Dough as your base you can top up with so much more leeway, even sticking to your fitness goals or calorie counting plan.

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Black Garlic Ketchup Pizza

 

Black Garlic Ketchup Pizza

One for the garlic lovers! If you're looking for a pizza that's a little bit different, but still comes in at under 300 calories, then look no further: the black garlic ketchup pizza is here. 

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Beetroot & Goats Cheese Pizza

 

Beetroot & Goats Cheese Pizza

Ok, ok, so if you are a vegetarian, the chances are that you will have eaten beetroot and goats cheese in some kind of combination before, but we bet you've never had it as part of an under 300 calorie pizza!

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Bacon and Banana Pizza

 

Bacon and Banana Pizza

Believe it or not, banana is a common addition to pizza in Sweden. They actually do it with a curry style sauce on the base, but we thought we'd ease you in with this unusual pizza recipe... one step at a time. 

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Popcorn Chicken Pizza

 

low calorie popcorn chicken pizza

Two well-known takeaway companies combined forces recently and came up with a popcorn chicken pizza. It looked pretty delicious in a naughty kind of way, but that came at a price - over 2000 calories! We decided to have a crack at recreating the recipe with our Lo-Dough base and Southern style coating. The result - you get the same delicious, fully cheesed up flavour with crunchy chicken morsels - but at just 398 kcal!

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Low Carb Halloumi Pizza 

low carb halloumi pizza

Halloumi might not be all that closely associated with pizza, but for something that's a little bit different, it certainly ticked all the boxes for us! The cheese is a little richer and saltier than mozzarella, so needs slicing very thinly so as not to become overbearing.

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Veggie Protein Pizza

 

Vegeterian Protein Pizza

Sometimes vegetarian dishes can be accused of lacking protein, but not this pizza. Complete with sliced courgette and mushrooms, and a healthy helping of protein cheese, this tasty veggie pizza contains just 230 calories, while providing you with a massive 35g of protein

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Kimcheese Pizza 

 

vegeterian Kimcheese Pizza

A delicious melding of ingredients from different countries that might not seem suited, but trust us - it works! South Korea's fermented cabbage dish 'Kimchee' brings an incredibly complex, sour note to this pizza that works deliciously with the cheese. Not only that, kimchee is a pre-biotic food and is great for gut health. Win-win.

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Low Calorie Spicy Veg Pizza

 

Low Calorie Spicy Veg Pizza

One great batch cooking life-hack for busy people is to roast off a big tray of veg at the start of a week and keep in the fridge. Then you have an incredibly versatile base to all manner of meals. Salads, sandwiches, blitz up for a bowl of soup or do what we've done - make an insanely low-calorie Lo-Dough pizza. Just 280 calories for the whole pizza. 

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Veggie Supreme Pizza

 

Vegeterian Supreme Pizza

A meat-free classic takes you to veggie pizza heaven but without the heavy calorie and carbohydrate count - as we are using Lo-Dough as a pizza base alternative. 

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Low Calorie Smoked Sausage Pizza

 

Low Calorie Smoked Sausage Pizza

That's the beauty of Lo-Dough - If you want to treat yourself to a blow-out feast with an indulgent, higher fat ingredient, Lo-Dough gives you the leeway on the extra calories and carbs. 

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Low Calorie Quattro Formaggio Pizza

 

Low Calorie Four Cheese Pizza

What could possibly be better than cheese? Four different types! This classic Quattro Formaggio pizza is definitely one for the cheese lovers - and is now perfect for those trying to reduce their calorie intake too! By making yours with a Lo-Dough base, you can enjoy a whole pizza for under 400 calories

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Slimming Chicken & Ham Pizza

 

Slimming Chicken & Ham Pizza

What is it about the combination of base, cheese tomato and toppings that just keeps on giving and giving? Well, with Lo-Dough as your low calorie pizza base, you don't need to worry about the answer - you can keep on enjoying pizza over and over - knowing each time, it's not going to ruin your slimming plans. On a diet? Have a full pizza for just over 200 calories. Because Lo-Dough gives you leeway. 

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Low Calorie Camembert and Sweet Sticky Onion Pizza 

Low Calorie Sticky Onion Pizza

This frenchified pizza is a total taste sensation - oozy, creamy camembert combined with sweet sticky onions and sundried tomatoes. So simple, but very effective. Thanks to Lo-Dough, this one comes in at under 300 calories and contains only 9g of carbs - even with the sweet sticky onions!

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Ultra Low Carb Steak Pizza

 

Ultra Low Carb Steak Pizza

This is quite possibly the lowest carb pizza ever made. Listen up low carb and keto dieters - this pizza is made of the stuff of dreams. You don't even have to be on a diet to enjoy this unbelievably mouth-watering steaky pizza, but the fact that it is an astonishing 4g of carbs for the whole thing just can't be ignored. 

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Nutty Chocolate Dessert Pizza

 

Nutty Chocolate Dessert Pizza

We've carefully chosen some renowned reduced-sugar and high protein products to create the ultimate dessert pizza. A sweet indulgent dessert pizza that offers a good amount of protein and fibre whilst keeping the sugar down wherever possible. 

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Carbonara Pizza

 

Low Calorie Carbonara Pizza

Carbonara is one of the quintessential Italian pasta dishes - famous the world over. As with any dish that has travelled, it has grown and evolved over the years, with additional ingredients like cream, garlic and vegetables being added to the traditional recipe of eggs, pancetta and cheese. It originated in Rome and many die-hard Romans would most likely turn up their noses at anyone altering the original, but rules are made to be broken. 

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The Lo-Dough Sloppy Joe

 

The Lo-Dough Sloppy Joe pizza low calorie

The ultimate leftovers pizza. That's not to mention just 367 calories and super high-fibre too. A word of warning, you might need a napkin after tucking into this tasty pizza - it's going to get messy

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Pissaladiere - A Southern French Classic

 

Pissaladiere low calorie

Rich, salty olives and anchovies on a base of super-sweet, slow-cooked onions - this is the kind of dish that goes down very nicely with a cold rosé or a glass of fizz! Whereas the original uses an almost deep-dish style dough (bringing with it masses of carbs and calories), ours replaces this with Lo-Dough, making the whole thing lighter and lower in calories, without compromising on flavour. 

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The Lo-Dough Pepperoni Pizza

 

low calorie pepperoni pizza

What pizza lover doesn't love a pepperoni pizza? This American classic has stood the test of time since it's arrival on to the dining scene in the early 20th century and is now more popular than ever as a takeaway favourite. In the USA, Americans annually consume pepperoni on 36% of all pizzas produced there! Now you can enjoy a whole one to yourself less than half the calories and 90% fewer carbs of a takeaway alternative. 

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Garlic Mushroom Pizza

 

garlic mushroom pizza

Garlic mushroom heaven on a pizza - all for just 400 calories and 8g carbs. This would work well with just button or chestnut mushrooms, but by getting your hands on a variety of wild mushrooms (we got ours in a supermarket), you up the ante that little bit more - adding a more earthy, rich depth to the flavour of the pizza. 

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Low-Carb Pumpkin Pizza with Autumn Veg

 

Low-Carb Pumpkin Pizza with Autumn Veg

Nobody loves a traditional cheese and tomato pizza more than the team at Lo-Dough, but this autumn why not try something a little different - you'll be surprised just how good it tastes! Instead of the usual tomato passata, make yourself some roast pumpkin (or butternut squash) puree and spread that across your Lo-Dough base for a little something different, but still low-calorie and low-carb. 

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Low-Carb Christmas Pizza

 

Low-Carb Christmas Pizza

Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets and even sprouts (yes, sprouts!) on a pizza? You'd better believe it! This is not just novelty for novelty's sake - it's a totally delicious combination that will put a Christmas spring in your step. 

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Hoisin Duck Pizza

 

Hoisin Duck Pizza

It shouldn't work, but it just does... sweet and fragrant hoisin sauce, duck, spring onion and (lightly pickled) cucumber all on top of a cheesy pizza! Some mash-ups are worthy of the suspicion they are treated with, but trust us, this one is brilliant - and just 364 calories for the lot. 

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Low-Calorie Deep Dish Pizza

 

Low-Calorie Deep Dish Pizza

The Lo-Dough version of the stateside-pizza sensation has landed and Oh. My. Goodness. is it delicious! In America, it's the source of much controversy - many New Yorkers refusing to even acknowledge that it even counts as a pizza. As far as we're concerned, this is just another stitch in pizza's rich tapestry. If you like sauce then you are in luck - this creation holds plenty of it, along with sausage meat, mushrooms and a hidden layer of melted cheese underneath. 

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Slimming-Friendly Fajita Pizza

 

Slimming-Friendly Fajita Pizza

Fajitas are a timeless family favourite, so we had to marry it with another one of our favourite foods: pizza. Delicious margherita pizza topped with spicy smokey chicken, onions and peppers, and freshened up with coriander and sour cream. This one will be a winner in any fajita fanatic's books! 

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Poutine Pizza (Chips, Cheese and Gravy!)

 

Poutine Pizza Low Calorie

No, no, we haven't gone uber-northern on you! This is actually a Canadian favourite - Poutine. It is though, as the headline above says, chips, cheese and gravy on a pizza and it is exactly as delicious as it sounds. It probably wouldn't look out of place in a takeaway north of the Midlands either!  

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Baked Hummus & Feta Flatbread

 

Baked Hummus & Feta Flatbread

This middle-eastern style flatbread (you might think of it a bit like a hummus pizza!) is a super-tasty, high-fibre dish and hits all the flavour notes you'd want in a meal. Serve alongside a zingy veg-packed salad (perhaps with a harissa dressing) for a well-balanced, nutritious dinner. 

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The 170 Calorie Ham & Mushroom Pizza

 

170 Calorie Ham & Mushroom Pizza

The classic ham and mushroom pizza has just been transformed from a calorie-heavy cheat meal to a healthy Lo-Dough delight. Use some quality Wiltshire ham with garlic and herb infused mushrooms, or mushrooms of your choice depending on your taste, and enjoy this whole pizza for just 170 calories.

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