Low-fat Pizza and Pizza Crust

Pizza lovers: No need to give up pizza on your diet. Pile on veggies, go light on cheese — and find a ready-to-go crust that’s low-cal.

To help you, we rounded up full-size crusts and figured out the calories in 1/4 of a pie shell, whereas the labels give calories per 2 oz serving — anywhere from one little sliver to several slices. For small crusts, we compared calories in an entire pie shell.

Dieter’s Guide to Pizza Crusts

Full-size crusts:

  • Pillsbury Pizza Crust (refrigerated) — (71.5 g), Cal 188, Fat 2.5 g in 1/4 pie
  • Boboli Thin Pizza Crust — (71.5 g), Cal 200, Fat 5 g in 1/4 pie
  • Olivieri Italian Pizza Shell — (114 g), Cal 300, Fat 4 g in 1/4 pie
  • Boboli Original Pizza Crust — (114 g), Cal 300, Fat 6 g in 1/4 pie
Small crusts (whole pie)CaloriesFat grams
Thomas Sahara 100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread (57 g)1301
Cedar’s Stone Ground Whole Wheat Mountain Bread (tortilla style) (65 g)1801.5
Kontos Pizza Parlor Crust (pita style) (79 g)2503
Boboli Original Pizza Crust (individual size) (114 g)3006
French Meadow Sourdough Pizza Crust (168 g)4888

My Favorite Pizza

On top of a pizza shell (For this recipe, I use Boboli Thin Crust.), spread 3/4 c low-sodium pasta sauce; 1 c chopped, cooked frozen spinach (in spoonfuls); 1 c frozen corn kernels; and 1/2 c shredded, reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese. Bake at 425¡F for 10 min. Serves 4. Per 1/4 pie: 312 cal, 8.1 g fat (23% of cal), 560 mg sodium.

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