Veggie Turkey Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


2 pizzas (8 slices each)

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
This is the best pizza I've ever eaten! I sometimes mix walnuts with the pine nuts, but you can use your favorites.—Marina Castle, North Hollywood, California


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (20 ounces) ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil, nuts, basil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half; press each portion into a greased 12-in. pizza pan.
  4. In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion, peppers, mushrooms and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with salad dressing mix, pepper and remaining salt.
  5. Brush remaining oil over dough. Top with turkey mixture, olives and cheeses. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

2 slice: 637 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1626mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.