Makeover Loaded Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Now everyone can enjoy family pizza night. We lightened up a classic recipe and shaved off half the calories, three-fourths of the saturated fat, two-thirds of the sodium and cholesterol, and ALL of the guilt. We swear that the kids won't even notice the difference! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Makeover Loaded Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup each chopped green pepper, sweet red pepper, white onion and red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 turkey Italian sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 15 turkey pepperoni slices (1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic in oil until tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Coat a 14-in. pizza pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 15-in. circle.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Build up edges slightly; prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; spread over crust. Top with the vegetables, meat mixture, pepperoni and olives. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 300 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 758mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.