EatingWell’s Pepperoni Pizza

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EatingWell’s Pepperoni Pizza

EatingWell’s Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni pizza gets a healthful makeover with whole-wheat pizza dough and a flavorful tomato sauce that, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree, provides extra beta carotene and fiber. We’ve topped the pie with low-fat turkey pepperoni, but if you like, use your favorite sliced vegetables instead.

Serves 6

Prep Time 15 min

Total Time 35 min.


  • 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Shopping Tip), thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni, (1/2 cup)

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Whisk pumpkin puree, tomato sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl until combined.

Step 4

Spread sauce evenly over the baked crust. Top with mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni. Bake until the crust is crispy on the edges and the cheeses have melted, about 12 minutes.