Calories in a Slice of Pizza

Pizza was invented in the city of Naples, Italy. Today it has become popular all around the world and many people enjoy it as a snack or a substitute for a full meal. The pizza itself usually consists of a flat bread base, which is most often topped with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings such as vegetables and meats. There are many different variations of pizza and many people like to add their own special ingredients to the dish.

Calories in a Slice of Pizza

Regular Crust Pizza (1 slice of a 12” pizza)


Fat (g)

Carbs (g)


Cheese Pizza




Cheese and Vegetable Pizza




Margherita Pizza




Marinara Pizza




Meat Pizza




Meat and Vegetable Pizza




Meat and Fruit Pizza




Seafood Pizza




Bean and Vegetable Pizza




Nutrition in a Slice of Pizza

Pizza can actually be a highly nutritious dish if made with healthy ingredients and if healthy portion sizes are consumed. There are many healthy options you can include in your pizza dish and substitutes you can use instead of fattening toppings such as using feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese. Pizza also contains all of the four main food groups – grains, dairy, proteins and vegetables.


Pizza with Cheese

Pizza with Pepperoni

Pizza with Cheese, Vegetables and Meat

Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat

29 g

  • 1.5 g
  • 0.5 g
  • 1 g

63 g

  • 2.2 g
  • 1.2 g
  • 3.2 g

48 g

  • 1.5 g
  • 0.9 g
  • 2.5 g


9 mg

14 mg

21 mg


336 mg

267 mg

382 mg


  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars

20.5 g

  • 0.0 g
  • 0.0 g

19.9 g

  • 0.0 g
  • 0.0 g

21.3 g

  • 0.0 g
  • 0.0 g


7.7 g

10.1 g

13.0 g

Recipes of Low Calories Pizza

If made with high calorie and fattening ingredients, one slice of pizza can have a very high caloric count. To stay healthy but still enjoy the taste of pizza, there have been many variations of healthy pizza recipes created. Some of the variations are completely different from the original recipe of pizza and others substitute some of the main ingredients and use low calorie ingredients instead.

1. Low-calories Mini Pizzas

These lovely little pizzas can be used as an after school snack or as a surprise in the lunch box. They are a great option for those nights when you need something easy to whip up. The best part about these mini pizzas is that they are low in calories and can be frozen for a rainy day.


Servings: Makes 8 mini pizzas, enough for 4 people

Time Needed: 10 minutes for prep and 10 minutes for cooking


  • 4 English muffins cut in half
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup diced, lean ham (or boneless chicken)
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. On a baking sheet or pizza pan, place the sliced English muffins. On each muffin half, spread 1 tablespoon of sauce. Top it with 2 tablespoons of cheese, and 1 tablespoon of ham, mushroom and pineapple.
  3. Garnish each piece with 1-2 teaspoons of chopped onion.
  4. Bake the mini pizzas for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the English muffins are crisp.

Calories per Serving: 295

2. Grilled Chicken Flatbreads

This is a nice twist on the typical pizza. By using a flatbread base and boneless chicken breast, this variation of pizza becomes a healthier option. Great for a midsummer night meal or even for your child’s lunchbox, these flatbreads are sure to please everyone!


Servings: Makes enough for 4 people

Time Needed: 10 minutes for prep and 25 minutes for cooking


  • 2 flatbreads (can be bought or made at home)
  • 1 cup of sliced red onion
  • 1 cup of sliced yellow or red bell pepper
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon, chopped


  1. Preheat grill to 500°F.
  2. Place the onions and peppers on thick foil and sprinkle with pepper and place on the grill.
  3. Brush the chicken breasts with cooking oil.
  4. Cook the chicken three or four minutes per side until lightly browned.
  5. Remove the chicken and veggies from the grill, then lower the heat to 400°F.
  6. Cut the chicken breasts into small bite size pieces.
  7. Blend the vegetables, barbecue sauce and pineapple juice to make a chunky sauce.
  8. Place the flatbreads on an oiled baking sheet or grill tray.
  9. Spread 1/2 cup sauce on each flatbread and top with the chicken, cheese, pineapple, and Canadian bacon and place on the grill.
  10. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Calories per Serving: 224