It’s all too easy to pick up the phone and order yet another pizza delivery. STOP! Put down the phone.

Pizza’s so much better when you make it at home. Add a few pizza crusts to your next shopping list. By making pizza in your own home, you can control the ingredients, the fat content and the toppings. Not only that, you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations you won’t find at any pizza delivery joint. Beans make a fantastic substitute for sugary pizza sauce, adding much-needed protein and nutrients to your pizza treat.

Here are some of our favorite healthy pizza recipes, featuring delicious Randall Beans:

Italian White Bean Pizza

Puree great northern white beans with garlic and spread it thickly onto a delicious crust. The creaminess of the beans means you can cut back on fat-filled cheese without losing any of that luscious taste and feel. This recipe suggests topping with healthy veggies like red peppers and spinach, but throw on a little grilled chicken to really make this a meal!

Pinto Bean Tostada Pizza

Taco pizza is a fun twist on pizza that kids can’t resist. Mash Randall Beans pinto beans with a little fresh jalapeno and spread on pre-made pizza crust. Top with seasoned ground beef and a blend of Mexican cheeses and bake. Before serving, add crunchy lettuce and fresh tomato. Garnish with a little sour cream, and you have a fun, easy pizza that’s anything but boring.

Caramelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread

Flatbread is pizza’s fancier (but just as tasty) cousin. This version has an onion, vinegar and white bean mixture spread on top of a thin, crispy crust, topped with sweet caramelized onions, plum tomatoes, smoked gouda cheese and crunchy pepitas (pumpkin seeds). This pizza is classy enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for a family dinner.

What’s your favorite off-beat pizza recipe?

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.