Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Spinach and Red Onions

Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Spinach and Red Onions

This chicken alfredo pizza will blow your mind.  Say hello to your new favorite healthy pizza recipe.

Hi, everyone! I’m excited today to share my favorite homemade pizza recipe with you.

Do you have a meal you feel you could make in your sleep?  A meal you’ve made so many times that it has been perfected?

This pizza is that way for me.  This is my absolute favorite pizza recipe I make. Each time I make it, I reminisce about the first time I made it many years ago when I wouldn’t have considered myself anything close to a “chef.”  Funny how much time changes things.

I know it sounds weird, but baking this pizza is a calming experience for me.  I guess it’s because I know it will come out delicious and flavorful. No surprises.  No problems.  No complaints.  Just perfection.  Hallelujah!

Just like with pesto, using alfredo sauce is a nice way to change up your normal tomato sauce-based pizza.  We’re pizza eaters for sure, so a change is good every once in a while if it’s not too big!

So if you love chicken alfredo pasta, you’re surely going to love this homemade pizza recipe!

Is Homemade Pizza Unhealthy?

The thing is home-made pizzas can be as healthy or unhealthy as you like.

At the end of the day, it all depends on the number of processed meats, veggies, sauce, cheese that you put in your pizza.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

How Do I Make A Pizza Healthy?

With a bit of creativity and portion control there are different ways for you to make a pizza healthier. Here are some tips on how you can make a healthier pizza:

  • Load up on veggies:  As I would always say, the more veggies the better! Top your homemade pizza with fresh veggies to boost your daily intake of fibers, nutrients, and antioxidants in your meal.
  • Go for lean meats: I know you love your pepperoni and prosciuttos. But to keep things healthy, swap processed meats for healthier sources of protein like grilled chicken or shrimp.
  • Opt for whole-grain flour: Instead of using all white flour in the base, try mixing AP and whole instead to give you a boost in fiber content.  Check out my recipe!
  • Homemade sauce: Avoid jarred or canned sauces! They are surely loaded with sweeteners and additives that are no bueno. Make your own sauce instead!
  • Use less cheeses: Similar to what I did to recipe, use high quality cheese, but sparingly, like with mozzarella, cottage cheese, and ricotta .

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

What is Chicken Alfredo Pizza?

Chicken alfredo is a classic that almost everyone loves! Basically, chicken alfredo pizza is just the chicken alfredo recipe on top of pizza dough.  It’s a white pizza that you can easily bake at home!

Incidentally, the alfredo sauce for this recipe is really good.  It’s thick and creamy so it works great for this pizza as well as fettuccine alfredo.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

What is Alfredo Sauce?

Traditional alfredo sauce is a simple white creamy sauce usually made of butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. While this classic style is great if you’ve read any of my other blog posts you’d know that I always, always have a healthy twist to it!  You can view that recipe here!

It’s usually eaten with some pasta, but not today y’all! People often say that white-based sauced dishes are fattening and unhealthy but I’m telling you that isn’t true.

And this is the very reason why I decided to make this post.

Can I Eat Chicken Alfredo Pizza While On Keto?

Heck yeah! If you’re salivating for a keto-friendly pizza try out my Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe. You get to satisfy your pizza cravings without breaking your keto lifestyle.

Are you dancing with excitement yet? When you’re on keto you want to avoid as many carbs as possible, a regular pizza crush has approximately 38g of cabs while a cauliflower one only has 10.9 g!

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

How To Store Pizza

If you want to make a pizza head for those emergency dinners that you can easily make this ahead and bake whenever!

Just partially bake your dough, to prevent it from being sticky or soggy. After that, add the toppings to the dough, and wrap each pizza with seran wrap or foil. Voila!

Keep them in your freezer until the next time your alfredo cravings hit!

More Healthy Pizza Recipes

Check out more healthy dips I have in the blog for you, and start enjoying (healthy) pizza again!

  • Pizza Margherita
  • Best BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • Grilled Pizza with Maple Onion Jam

 

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

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Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Spinach and Red Onions

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This chicken alfredo pizza will blow your mind.  Say hello to your new favorite healthy pizza recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Easy
Keyword alfredo pizza, chicken alfredo pizza, chicken spinach alfredo pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 292kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

For The Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

  • 2 ½ cups  whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For The Homemade Alfredo Sauce:

  • 1 cup full fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp  garlic powder
  • 2 ½ tbsp almond milk (or milk of choice), plus more, as needed, to thin

For The Pizza:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp sea salt plus extra to season chicken
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper plus extra to season chicken
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves whole
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves julienned, for garnish

Instructions

To Make The Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, and sea salt, and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine water and olive oil in and stir to combine.
  • Slowly add water mixture to the flour mixture, stirring to incorporate. Mix together until a dough forms.  The dough should be soft, but not sticky. You can add a little more water if it's too dry, a tablespoon at a time. If it's too sticky, just add a little more flour.
  • Once the dough has formed into a ball, knead the dough for 5 minutes.  Then, roll the dough out into a large circle using a rolling pin or by stretching it with your hands.  Do not make a raised rim for the crust since that will make it tricky to grill – keep the edges flat.

To Make The Homemade Alfredo Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Add to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • Heat through, but take care not to overheat because it will begin to separate.
  • Let it cool before spreading over the pizza.

To Make The Chicken Alfredo Pizza:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken breast generously with kosher salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast in skillet until no longer pink in the middle, about 8-10 minutes. Once cooked, allow to cool and then slice into bite-size pieces. Set aside for later.
  • Spread the Alfredo sauce over the pizza dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around the outside edge for the crust. Sprinkle sauce with oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Spread the baby spinach leaves evenly across the pizza. Arrange the onion slices and sliced chicken over the spinach. Top with mozzarella slices.
  • Place the pizza into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust edges are golden and the cheese is melted. After taking the pizza out of the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. Garnish with fresh, julienned basil leaves if desired. Slice pizza and serve.

Recipes Notes:

  • I used a pizza paddle and stone to make the Alfredo Chicken Pizza. If you plan to use one make sure that you build the pizza on the paddle.
  • Remember to flour the paddle well so can easily transfer the pizza into the oven.
  • I stretched the dough into an 11 ½ to 12 ½ inch round, maybe 1/8 to ¼ inch thick which you are free to adjust based on your preference.
  • If you don't have a paddle no worries, you can flip your baking sheet the other way around instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 557IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2mg

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