Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

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Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

If it weren’t for this whole wheat crust, creamy cauliflower sauce, and chicken cheese combo topping, this would be the longest Friday ever.

It’s a regular school day, but just to be dramatic for a moment, there is no air conditioning at school. Translation: I will sweat through my shirt by 7:30 am.

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza - Sauce, Dough, Pizza

And after the regular school day there’s going to be a school program. Followed by a meeting, followed by “duty” (dinner and bedtime routine with the kids so house parents can have some much needed time off) and guess who decided to also plan a movie night with the older kids AFTER that jam-packed day? Yep. It was us.

15 hour Friday? Doin’ it. With the help of this superdeliciouspizza.

To be fair, Hotel Translyvannia is pretty cute and I am 100% convinced that these are the nicest kids in the world. So don’t even feel bad for me. More like I feel bad for you that you don’t have this pizza in your mouth right now.

Friday is and always has been a pizza night for me. For my family. For my life. It’s weird to think that I literally haven’t eaten Pizza Hut or Dominos or dare I say, ahem, Little Caesar’s, for almost a year now. That is going to be one cheesy, awesome reunion. Crazy Bread, anyone?

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

So my Friday pizza thing explains why I spent all this week posting stuff that like, goes on the pizza. That and the fact that it takes a while to do all this stuff. I spread it out over the course of a few days. Starting with the sauce, then the crust, and ending with the finished beauty.

This is not a 30-minute weeknight dinner, unless you have some super speed magic kitchen powers that I don’t know about and if you do, where can I get them? It’s not really hard necessarily, you just need to make a few parts – ok, well, two parts – separately before you’re gonna be able to pop this baby in the oven.

Also noteworthy: I made this pizza a couple of different ways.

See what I mean? It looks like a different pizza. But it’s the SAME, sort of.

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Tomatoes and Parsley

This second version that I made had a thinner crust (same dough, just rolled out a little more) and tomatoes and parsley added as toppings.

It was more colorful and more crunchy. But the first one was so good, too with the thick crust and the saucy cheesy simplicity. It was a tie. Bjork and I both loved both versions.

You think this is weird, huh? Okay okay, I get it. Whole wheat crust and cauliflower sauce is not everyone’s thing. Buuuut for those of us who DO like to do the cauliflower sauce whole wheat crust thing, this is a major pizza win.

And the beauty of this is that you can add whatever toppings you’re craving. I’m having visions of a future version of this with a little bit of browned sausage, bacon, roasted red peppers, artichokes? would that be weird? Sometimes I have no food filter.

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Chicken

I brought some of this pizza to my neighbors who have a 3 year old son. He came a-knocking at the door to return the plate a few minutes later, as he usually does, but this time when he gave Bjork the plate he just started, um, sobbing. And he wouldn’t leave.

After a Cebuano – English translation fail, and a super stressful stranger’s kid crying loudly at your door moment, Bjork panicked and gave him some Special K crackers. Obviously. Special K, Bjork? Really?

But it was like magic. He stopped crying and went home even though I’m pretty sure he wanted the cauliflower sauce pizza. We are becoming the strange food neighbors.

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Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza
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Serves: 16 slices
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the crust. For me, the recipe linked about makes 2 12-inch round pizzas. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Divide the sauce between the two pizzas, spreading about 1½ cups over each unbaked crust. Arrange the chicken evenly over both pizzas and top with a little bit more sauce (about ½ cup each). Add the diced tomatoes or any additional toppings. Sprinkle cheese over the two pizzas, about ½ cup for each pizza.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn on the broiler and continue baking for an additional 3-8 minutes, depending on how browned you want the top/crust to be. I waited until the edges of my chicken started to brown and the outer crust was a little more crispy. Serve immediately topped with parsley, additional salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, or a drizzle of olive oil.
Notes
The nutrition information is for 1 slice of pizza, out of 16 slices total (8 slices per pizza).

nutrition pizza


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Comments

  1. wow. those are impressive nutrition stats for pizza for sure!

  2. I agree, Friday is the best night for pizza! This pizza looks so good, definitely will be re-creating it! Stay cool!

  3. Wow…this looks sooo amazing.
    Since we are in Vietnam Friday has been Pizza night for us too. But for different reasons. On Friday’s Pizza Hut here has my husband’s favorite pepperoni pizza for 50% ;)
    I’d much rather have a chicken alfredo pizza though!

  4. I had a feeling this recipe was coming!! I love it and Might just make it tonight!

  5. Soooo…is it still healthy if I eat an entire pizza all by myself? ;) ‘Cause I definitely see that happening…

  6. This made me laugh because I am sitting in Colorado freezing with snow in the forecast. Sweating through a t-shirt sounds nice right now ;) crazy to think it is actually hot somewhere in the world!!!! This looks SO. GOOD. I am going to have to try this very soon.

  7. From the crust to the cauliflower alfredo sauce to the pizza….you take real good care of me, sister…reeeeal delicious! :)

  8. This is a great way to use your delicious cauliflower sauce! I love white pizzas–can’t wait to try it out.

  9. Alas, the recipe is here! I cannot wait to try this!

  10. I love this pizza; whole wheat crust and cauliflower sauce sounds perfect to me! (I am always the strange food person, ha ha).

  11. Michelle says:

    I cannot wait to make this pizza! I have some sundried tomatoes I might throw on as well. YUM!

  12. Cauliflower sauce? Love it! It’s so different, but I bet it has such a wonderful creamy taste, especially with the whole wheat crust! I really like this pizza. Nice break from sausage and pepperoni!

  13. first of all, “Cebuano.” Hilarious.

    Second…Eric and I started eating an embarrassing amount of Papa Murphy’s when I was pregnant and too tired to do anything anymore. We are in love with their “Herb Mediterranean Delight,” and I can’t wait to try your crust and cauliflower sauce, with some sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, and artichokes. Yum!

    • I know that pizza! We eat Papa Murphy’s at home all the time (present tense, without the pregnancy excuse) and I always pick the artichokes off the leftover pieces. :) Yummm.

  14. Lindsay, I was inspired by your bravery in making homemade pizza crust. Since I can’t like cauliflower, even though I try so hard, the cauliflower crust is out of the question. I did, however, find an excellent 3 ingredient crust online. It’s just 1 & 1/4 cups self-rising flour, 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, and cornmeal. Mix and lightly knead the flour and yogurt. Press it onto a cornmeal dusted pan, then dust a little more cornmeal over the top. Bake at 400 for about eight minutes. It’s chewy, yet crispy. I’ve decided that every Friday night in my life should be pizza night. :)

  15. Gorgeous!!! Cheers to Friday pizza nights! :)

  16. My man and I were just joking tonight about making a pizza that was topped with pasta; two of the best things in the world. Then this awesome post just showed up in my email. Okay, no actual pasta, but still super awesome!

  17. Oh yum, white pizzas are so delicious!

  18. Pizza is my favorite food (group?). Possibilities are swirling in my head to – pineapple & bacon!!

  19. I need this cauliflower sauce in my life. Tonight. On a saturday, that’s still cool, right?

  20. You know that weird display issue that I mentioned the other day… how everything gets crunched up to the left do the ads overlap…? Well, it’s happening on my iPhone, too. (I’m sorry if that makes me seem a little obsessed/stalkerish that I actually access your site from my iPad, iPhone, and desktop computer. Oh well, POY is just that great!)

  21. I hope your Friday turned out to be a fun, not-so-stressful one. :)

    And that pizza! I’ve never even had chicken alfredo but now I’m interested. I love pizza. I love chicken. I love cheesy sauce. I don’t see how I couldn’t like this!

  22. This would be amazing with zucchini “noodles” on top– sort of like having fetticini alfredy pizza. Yum!

  23. I made this pizza over the weekend and holy yum! I added fresh spinach and used faux chicken because I’m vegetarian but the crust and the sauce were an unbelievable combination! You are a genius. Too bad there isn’t a six star rating option! :)

  24. This looks great, I might try it with my version of the butternut squash alfredo. As always, love the posts and inspiration!

  25. This is awesome! Love, love, love the cauliflower sauce! :) And I’m a teacher from the Philippines so I totally agree with the whole sweating by 7:30 AM.

  26. oh my gosh this looks so good! i’ll be making this for dinner soon!

  27. i love pizza fridays…well truthfully anyday really…love the another great use for your creamy cauliflower sauce!

  28. I just discovered your blog and I am slightly obsessed..ok I’m just plain super obsessed. I made this pizza yesterday and ate all of it..in one day…yikes. But really if I made it again I can’t say I wouldn’t eat the whole thing again, by myself, in one day. It’s true.

  29. I LOVE this idea! Your pizzas look amazing.

  30. Darn it! Now I want this pizza! Well there goes my whole I’m not allowing myself to eat anything but veggies this week! Who was I kidding anyway? This looks gorgeous and I saw your post for the cauliflower sauce earlier last week, which looked amazing. I didn’t think it could get better until I saw the pizza. Anyways, putting this on my to-do list for the week. Eat more pizza.

  31. I think online is one of the good option to given perfect information about pizza. Learn how pizza should be served and eaten. Includes information on eating hot or cold as instructions on how the average pizza slice should be held.

  32. Another pizza crazy family – I love it! We’re big pizza fans in our house. There’s such an endless variety of ingredients you can top them with, and yours looks fantastic.

  33. Love how it turned out…. it tasted sooo delicious thank you for the recipe!!!

    http://borrowidea.blogspot.com/2013/11/chicken-and-cauliflower-alfredo-pizza.html

  34. honest to god, this is the most perfect pizza crust ever!! i made it entirely in the mixer because i fail at kneading. but, wow. gaaah, i could eat it alone!
    and the version with tomato and parsley as add-ins is my fave, especially when it cools down (:
    thanks for the recipe!

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