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Pizzas

Pizza doesn’t pretend to be a healthy option but before you 0800 you might want to opt for a pizza lower in kilojoules and sodium.

We checked out 58 large takeaway pizzas from Domino’s, Hell Pizza, Pizza Hut and Wholly Bagels & Pizza. We wanted to see which ones were a healthier choice, and how they compared with 33 supermarket pizzas.

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Sodium hit

If your favourite pizza includes processed meat toppings, such as pepperoni, salami and bacon, and stuffed cheesy crusts, you could be in for a salty shock. One slice of Domino’s BBQ Meatlovers Cheesy Crust Base, Pizza Hut BBQ Hawaiian Stuffed Crust, Pizza Hut Hawaiian Stuffed Crust or Pizza Hut Meatlovers Stuffed Crust has more than 600mg of sodium. Just 2 pieces provide you with more than half the adult recommended daily upper limit for sodium.

It’s even worse for Wholly’s Sal’s and New Yorker pizzas. Each slice packs nearly 900mg.

If you can’t live without meat on your pizza it’s not all fire and brimstone. Hell’s Gluttony and Envy pizzas, which have salami, ham and bacon, are a better choice with less than 300mg of sodium a slice.

Overall, vegetarian pizzas have less sodium – Hell’s vegetarian Pride pizza was the least salty with about 200mg a slice.

Kings of the kilojoules

When it comes to your waistline, it’s more bad news for processed meat and stuffed crust lovers. One slice of Domino’s BBQ Meatlovers Cheesy Crust Pizza has 1140 kilojoules. And who ever stops at one? If you knock over 4 slices (half a pizza) you’ll be eating more than half the 8700 kilojoules recommended as an average adult’s daily intake. It’s a similar story at Pizza Hut – its Pepperoni Lovers Stuffed Crust packs 1040 kilojoules a slice.

At Wholly Bagels & Pizza, where the slices are bigger, you’ll blow more than 5000 kilojoules with just three slices of its Sal’s pizza.

The lowest kilojoule pizzas in our survey were vegetarian. Domino’s Margherita Classic Base and Pizza Hut’s Veg Supreme on a thin crispy base have less than 600 kilojoules per slice.

Supermarket pizzas

With more than 90 outlets each, Domino’s and Pizza Hut have the budget market covered – you can get a large pizza for just $5. For around the same price or cheaper you can buy a chilled or frozen pizza at the supermarket. So how do supermarket options stack up?

On average, the 33 pizzas we looked at were lower in sodium than the Domino’s and Pizza Hut options in our table. Only 4 of the supermarket options were high in sodium, compared with 9 from Pizza Hut and 9 from Domino’s.

Compare pizzas

A red symbol (Red) means the product is high in fat (>17.5g/100g), saturated fat (>5g/100g), or sodium (>600mg/100g).

It’s difficult to compare pizzas slice-by-slice because there are huge variations in size – one slice of Domino’s Pepperoni Classic Base is 54g versus one slice of Wholly Pizza Sal’s, which weighs in at 131g. That’s why we’ve listed nutrition information per slice and per 100g. The 100g figures give you a gram-for-gram comparison but the per slice data show what you’ll be eating.

Takeaway pizzas

Pizzas 1 slice
(g)
Price ($/pizza) Energy (kJ/slice)[sort;asc] Energy (kJ/100g)[sort;asc] Fat (g/slice)[sort;asc] Fat (g/100g) Fat (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Saturated fat (g/slice) Saturated fat (g/100g) Saturated fat (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/slice)[sort;asc] Sodium (mg/100g) Sodium (mg/100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Domino's Margherita Classic Base 73 6.99 597 818 3.6 4.9 4.9 1.9 2.6 2.6 280 384 384
Pizza Hut Veg Supreme Thin n Crispy 70 7.50 574 819 5.5 7.8 7.8 2.7 3.8 3.8 296 423 423
Pizza Hut Veg Supreme Deep Pan 87 7.50 718 821 5.7 6.5 6.5 2.8 3.2 3.2 235 268 268
Hell Pride 95 16.00 793 835 4.9 5.2 5.2 2.7 2.8 2.8 197 207 207
Domino's Margherita Thin Base 73 6.99 627 859 3.7 5.1 5.1 1.9 2.6 2.6 277 379 379
Pizza Hut Veg Supreme Classic Crust 80 7.50 693 868 6.4 8.0 8.0 3.2 4.0 4.0 297 373 373
Domino's Margherita Cheesy Crust Base 90 9.98 796 884 6.9 7.7 7.7 4.1 4.6 4.6 389 432 432
Domino's Margherita Deep Pan Base 85 6.99 752 885 4.6 5.4 5.4 2.2 2.6 2.6 317 373 373
Pizza Hut Veg Supreme Stuffed Crust 94 11.40 878 935 10.6 11.3 11.3 6.1 Red 6.5 6.5 470 501 501
Domino's Vegorama Thin Base 75 12.99 725 967 2.8 3.7 3.7 1.4 1.9 1.9 310 413 413
Domino's Vegorama Classic Base 67 12.99 694 1036 2.8 4.2 4.2 1.3 1.9 1.9 292 436 436
Wholly Pizza Long Island 119 16.00 1270 1070 11.0 9.2 9.2 4.4 3.7 3.7 540 454 454
Domino's Vegorama Cheesy Crust Base 88 15.98 966 1098 6.2 7.0 7.0 3.4 3.9 3.9 424 482 482
Domino's Vegorama Deep Pan Base 77 12.99 876 1138 3.0 3.9 3.9 1.3 1.7 1.7 349 453 453
Wholly Pizza Harlem Hustle 96 13.00 1130 1180 7.4 7.7 7.7 3.9 4.0 4.0 453 474 474
Pizza Hut BBQ Hawaiian Deep Pan 94 8.50 826 879 6.9 7.3 7.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 414 441 441
Pizza Hut BBQ Hawaiian Thin n Crispy 77 8.50 681 890 6.7 8.7 8.7 3.2 4.1 4.1 476 Red 622 622
Hell Greed 107 16.00 964 901 7.4 6.9 6.9 4.1 3.8 3.8 318 297 297
Pizza Hut Hawaiian Deep Pan 87 5.00 798 923 6.9 8.0 8.0 3.2 3.7 3.7 391 452 452
Pizza Hut BBQ Hawaiian Classic Crust 86 5.00 800 927 7.6 8.8 8.8 3.6 4.2 4.2 477 553 553
Pizza Hut Hawaiian Thin n Crispy 66 5.00 626 951 6.3 9.5 9.5 3.0 4.6 4.6 400 Red 607 607
Wholly Pizza Big Pineapple 128 16.00 1230 964 7.8 6.1 6.1 4.0 3.1 3.1 617 484 484
Pizza Hut Hawaiian Classic Crust 79 5.00 772 979 7.6 9.6 9.6 3.6 4.6 4.6 454 575 575
Pizza Hut BBQ Hawaiian Stuffed Crust 100 12.40 985 982 11.8 11.7 11.7 6.6 Red6.6 6.6 650 Red648 648
Pizza Hut Hawaiian Stuffed Crust 93 8.90 957 1031 11.8 12.7 12.7 6.6 Red7.1 7.1 626 Red674 674
Domino's Hawaiian Thin Base 74 4.99 780 1054 3.4 4.6 4.6 1.8 2.4 2.4 439 593 593
Domino's Hawaiian Classic Base 66 4.99 749 1135 3.4 5.2 5.2 1.7 2.6 2.6 421 Red638 638
Domino's Hawaiian Cheesy Crust Base 88 7.98 1020 1159 6.8 7.7 7.7 3.9 4.4 4.4 553 Red628 628
Domino's Hawaiian Deep Pan Base 77 4.99 931 1209 3.5 4.5 4.5 1.7 2.2 2.2 478 Red621 621
Pizza Hut Super Supreme Deep Pan 84 9.00 799 950 7.5 8.9 8.9 3.6 4.2 4.2 335 398 398
Pizza Hut Super Supreme Thin n Crispy 67 9.00 654 981 7.2 10.9 10.9 3.5 Red 5.3 5.3 397 595 595
Pizza Hut Super Supreme Classic Crust 76 9.00 773 1011 8.2 10.7 10.7 4.0 Red 5.2 5.2 398 520 520
Pizza Hut Super Supreme Stuffed Crust 90 12.90 958 1059 12.3 13.6 13.6 6.9 Red 7.7 7.7 570 Red631 631
Domino's Supreme Thin Base 78 12.99 830 1064 4.6 5.9 5.9 2.3 2.9 2.9 402 515 515
Domino's Supreme Classic Base 70 12.99 799 1141 4.6 6.6 6.6 2.2 3.1 3.1 384 549 549
Domino's Supreme Cheesy Crust Base 92 15.98 1070 1163 8.0 8.7 8.7 4.3 4.7 4.7 516 561 561
Domino's Supreme Deep Pan Base 81 12.99 982 1212 4.8 5.9 5.9 2.2 2.7 2.7 440 543 543
Hell Gluttony (includes salami, ham, bacon) 102 16.00 857 840 6.0 5.9 5.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 282 276 276
Hell Wrath (includes pepperoni) 102 16.00 863 846 6.1 6.0 6.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 307 301 301
Hell Envy (includes salami, ham, bacon) 100 16.00 878 878 6.2 6.2 6.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 293 293 293
Hell Lust (includes pepperoni, salami, ham, bacon, chorizo) 100 16.00 986 986 7.7 7.7 7.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 461 461 461
Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Deep Pan 78 9.00 837 1070 8.4 10.7 10.7 3.7 4.8 4.8 422 540 540
Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Thin n Crispy 61 9.00 692 1138 8.2 13.5 13.5 3.7 Red 6.0 6.0 484 Red795 795
Domino's BBQ Meatlovers Thin Base 78 12.99 902 1156 5.4 6.9 6.9 2.7 3.5 3.5 496 Red636 636
Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Stuffed Crust 85 12.90 996 1178 13.3 15.7 15.7 7.1 Red 8.4 8.4 658 Red778 778
Pizza Hut Pepperoni Lovers Deep Pan 74 8.90 881 1197 10.1 13.8 13.8 4.9 Red 6.7 6.7 329 447 447
Wholly Pizza Brooklyn Burner (includes pepperoni) 87.6 17.00 1060 1210 10.3 11.7 11.7 4.4 5.0 5.0 562 Red642 642
Domino's BBQ Meatlovers Cheesy Crust Base 91 15.98 1140 1253 8.8 9.7 9.7 4.7 Red 5.2 5.2 610 Red670 670
Domino's BBQ Meatlovers Classic Base 67 12.99 861 1285 5.4 8.1 8.1 2.6 3.9 3.9 492 Red734 734
Pizza Hut Pepperoni Lovers Classic Crust 66 8.90 856 1296 10.8 16.4 16.4 5.4 Red 8.1 8.1 392 594 594
Pizza Hut Pepperoni Lovers Stuffed Crust 80 12.80 1040 1300 15.0 Red 18.8 18.8 8.3 Red 10.4 10.4 565 Red 706 706
Pizza Hut Pepperoni Lovers Thin n Crispy 56 8.90 737 1310 9.9 Red 17.6 17.6 4.9 Red 8.7 8.7 391 Red 694 694
Wholly Pizza Sal's (includes pepperoni, sausage) 131 17.00 1740 1330 19.2 14.7 14.7 8.3 Red 6.3 6.3 888 Red680 680
Wholly Pizza New Yorker (includes pepperoni) 120 16.00 1630 1360 17.8 14.9 14.9 7.8 Red 6.5 6.5 881 Red734 734
Domino's Pepperoni Thin Base 56 4.99 783 1398 4.3 7.7 7.7 2.2 3.9 3.9 347 Red620 620
Domino's Pepperoni Cheesy Crust Base 67 7.98 938 1400 6.6 9.9 9.9 3.4 Red 5.1 5.1 421 Red628 628
Domino's Pepperoni Classic Base 54 4.99 765 1417 4.9 9.1 9.1 2.4 4.4 4.4 344 Red637 637
Domino's Pepperoni Deep Pan Base 65 4.99 935 1438 4.5 6.9 6.9 2.1 3.2 3.2 385 592 592

Supermarket pizzas

Pizzas 1 slice
(g)
Price ($/pizza) Energy (kJ/slice)[sort;asc] Energy (kJ/100g)[sort;asc] Fat (g/slice)[sort;asc] Fat (g/100g) Fat (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Saturated fat (g/slice) Saturated fat (g/100g) Saturated fat (g/100g)[sort;asc;hidden] Sodium (mg/slice)[sort;asc] Sodium (mg/100g) Sodium (mg/100g)[sort;asc;hidden]
Select Pizza Roasted Mediterranean 52 4.00 414 797 1.9 3.6 3.6 0.8 1.5 1.5 265 510 510
Select Pizza Ham/Mushroom 92 4.00 766 833 4.4 4.8 4.8 2.7 2.9 2.9 431 469 469
Select Pizza Mushroom/Mozzarella Cheese 51 4.00 448 879 2.9 5.6 5.6 1.1 2.2 2.2 319 Red625 625
Select Pizza Tomato & Mozzarella 55 4.00 490 890 4.3 7.8 7.8 2.3 4.1 4.1 293 532 532
The Chicago Pizza Company Extra-thin Mediterranean 45.6 8.39 409 897 4.0 8.8 8.8 1.8 3.9 3.9 205 450 450
Mommas Frozen Pizza Ham and Pineapple 62.5 5.00 575 920 4.8 7.6 7.6 0.7 1.1 1.1 169 270 270
Select Pizza Grilled Capsicum/Pepperoni 92 4.00 846 920 7.2 7.8 7.8 3.6 3.9 3.9 417 453 453
McCain Family Pizza Cheese & Bacon 62.5 6.00 584 934 4.4 7.0 7.0 2.4 3.9 3.9 250 400 400
McCain Family Pizza Meatlovers 62.5 6.00 591 945 5.0 8.0 8.0 2.5 4.0 4.0 281 450 450
McCain Family Pizza Supreme 62.5 6.00 597 955 4.3 6.8 6.8 2.2 3.5 3.5 219 350 350
McCain Family Pizza Ham & Pineapple 62.5 6.00 602 963 3.9 6.3 6.3 2.1 3.4 3.4 213 340 340
Mommas Frozen Pizza Supreme 62.5 5.00 605 970 4.2 6.6 6.6 0.6 0.9 0.9 172 275 275
The Chicago Pizza Company Classic Pizza Ham & Pineapple 80 6.00 778 973 6.7 8.4 8.3 2.9 3.6 3.6 321 401 401
McCain Takeaway Super Supreme 66.25 7.99 650 981 5.2 7.9 7.9 2.3 3.4 3.4 464 Red700 700
The Chicago Pizza Company Classic Pizza Meatlovers 80 6.00 800 1000 6.7 8.4 8.4 2.8 3.5 3.5 416 520 520
McCain Family Pizza BBQ Meatlovers 62.5 6.00 631 1010 5.0 8.0 8.0 2.4 3.9 3.9 275 440 440
Mommas Frozen Pizza Meatlovers 62.5 5.00 632 1010 5.0 7.9 7.9 2.5 4.0 4.0 225 360 360
Select Pizza Quattro Formagi 50 4.00 515 1030 4.1 8.1 8.1 1.7 3.3 3.3 349 Red698 698
Leaning Tower Hawaiian 50 3.49 520 1030 4.1 8.1 8.1 1.7 3.3 3.3 220 440 440
McCain Ultra-thin Pizza Mediterranean Vegetable 38.8 6.50 404 1040 4.5 11.6 11.6 2.1 Red 5.5 5.5 175 450 450
Romano's BBQ Meatlovers 50 3.50 533 1070 4.2 8.5 8.5 1.8 3.6 3.6 219 437 437
Leaning Tower Meatlovers 50 3.49 540 1070 4.5 8.9 8.9 1.8 3.5 3.5 260 525 525
Pams Hawaiian Pizza 66 3.49 713 1070 5.5 8.3 8.3 2.1 3.1 3.1 316 465 465
McCain Ultra-thin Spinach & Mozzarella 43.8 6.50 473 1080 5.5 12.5 12.5 2.8 Red 6.5 6.5 232 530 530
Pams Supreme Pizza 66 3.49 720 1080 5.6 8.4 8.4 2.1 3.2 3.2 288 432 432
The Chicago Pizza Company Classic Pizza Big Al's Supreme 72.5 6.00 788 1087 6.7 9.2 9.2 3.0 4.1 4.1 296 408 408
DaVinci's Pizza Hawaiian 47.5 2.80 517 1090 3.4 7.2 7.2 1.2 2.5 2.5 179 376 376
McCain Family Pizza Margherita 62.5 6.00 681 1090 6.3 10.0 10.0 4.2 Red 6.7 6.7 219 350 350
DaVinci's Pizza Combination 47.5 2.80 522 1100 3.7 7.8 7.8 1.3 2.7 2.7 186 390 390
Pams Meatlovers Pizza 66 3.49 740 1110 5.9 8.9 8.9 2.3 3.4 3.4 295 443 443
McCain Ultra-thin Pizza Pepperoni 38.8 6.50 469 1210 5.6 14.5 14.5 2.5 Red 6.5 6.5 256 Red660 660
Romano's Ham & Pineapple 50 3.50 617 1230 4.0 8.0 8.0 1.6 3.3 3.3 233 466 466
Romano's Supreme 50 3.50 625 1250 4.4 8.8 8.8 1.8 3.6 3.6 264 528 528

Note about the tables: The prices for takeaway pizzas is the price per large pizza. The nutrition information is from company websites or labels.