Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

Diner · Italian Restaurant · Sandwich Shop · Pizza Place

“Pizza Snacks”

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Anyone can eat healthy. Even on a college budget!

A college food staple of many students is pizza; delivered, frozen, you name it, we’ve eaten it. This recipe gives you a healthy version that won’t make you feel like a giant cheese ball after, while still satisfying your craving. Although this recipe is entitled “Pizza Snacks,” it could easily be adapted for a lighter dinner. Pair these easy mini pizzas with some baked, store-bought chips, or with a salad of your choice.

Courtesy of Food Network


Version 1: Vegetable


  • 2 whole wheat English muffins, sliced
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375F. Place English muffins on a baking sheet lines with aluminum foil. Top with marinara sauce, bell pepper, olives and basil. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes until cheese is…

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Author: Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

We specializes in rustic-style pizzas, calzones and "pastazones," which are calzones stuffed with pasta. We also serve "pizzinis" -- house-made flatbread sandwiches that are "stacked and packed" with fillings like meatballs and barbecued chicken. Our pasta specialties include chicken Alfredo, pasta pomodora, mac & cheese, ravioli and lasagna. Finish it all off with cheesecake, brownies or tiramisu for dessert

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