How Many Calories Are In A Slice of Pizza?

An average slice of delivery chain cheese pizza has about 249 calories. But the calories vary greatly by brand, toppings, and crust style. Use the charts below to see the calories from the most popular pizza delivery chains and frozen pizza brands.

How many calories in a slice of pizza?

You can cut the calories in a slice of pizza by over 20% if you chose thin crust instead of regular crust pizza. But be careful of the toppings you choose. Loading up your pizza can increase the calorie count by over 75%.

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Calories in Pizza Delivery Chain Pizza

You’ll find a huge range of calories in pizza from vary delivery chains. The calories depend not only on the chain, but also on the toppings and style.

An average slice of thin crust cheese pizza is about 217 calories, while an average slice of regular cheese pizza is about 278 calories — that’s 28 percent more calories. So thin crust is usually your best bet if you are counting calories.

What if you add pepperoni? An average slice of thin crust pepperoni pizza has 258 calories. Regular crust pepperoni pizza has 311 calories (12 percent more). Want more toppings? Choose carefully. For example, one slice of Domino’s ExtravaganZZa Feast pizza (368 calories) has 75 percent more calories than Domino’s Crunchy Thin Crust Cheese pizza (209 calories).

The charts below show calories and nutrition facts for popular pizza variations from Domino’s, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and typical pizza parlor.

Domino’s 14″ Pizza Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Calories shown are for 1 slice of pizza. A whole pizza is typically 8 slices.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
Cheese Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed Crust 278 108 10 18 565 36 12
Cheese Pizza, Crunchy Thin Crust 209 70 11 19 440 20 9
Cheese Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 313 118 12 19 726 40 13
ExtravaganZZa Feast Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed Crust 368 151 17 30 689 39 16
Pepperoni Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed Crust 308 113 13 28 690 36 13
Pepperoni Pizza, Crunchy Thin Crust 259 79 15 30 619 20 11
Pepperoni Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 348 123 15 30 852 39 14
Sausage Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed Crust 311 114 13 24 677 36 13
Sausage Pizza, Crunchy Thin Crust 249 78 14 27 566 20 10
Sausage Pizza, Ultimate Deep Dish Crust 357 129 16 30 873 40 14
Little Caesars 14″ Pizza Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Calories shown are for 1 slice of pizza. A whole pizza is typically 8 slices.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
Cheese Pizza, Large Deep Dish Crust 268 102 10 23 441 31 13
Cheese Pizza, Thin Crust 148 48 8 19 218 11 8
Original Round Cheese Pizza, Regular Crust 236 89 8 21 404 28 12
Original Round Meat and Vegetable Pizza, Regular Crust 279 115 13 36 665 27 14
Original Round Pepperoni Pizza, Regular Crust 246 90 9 25 466 28 12
Pepperoni Pizza, Large Deep Dish Crust 276 104 11 27 512 30 13
Papa John’s 14″ Pizza Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Calories shown are for 1 slice of pizza. A whole pizza is typically 8 slices.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
Cheese Pizza, Original Crust 304 117 11 22 676 38 13
Cheese Pizza, Thin Crust 257 87 14 24 459 23 11
Pepperoni Pizza, Original Crust 338 123 15 32 825 37 15
The Works Pizza, Original Crust 367 153 16 32 872 41 16
Pizza Hut Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Calories shown are for 1 slice of pizza. A whole pizza is typically 8 slices.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
12″ Pizza
Cheese Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 260 96 10 23 658 30 11
Cheese Pizza, Pan Crust 280 100 13 21 624 30 12
Cheese Pizza, THIN ‘N CRISPY Crust 209 69 10 23 541 20 11
Pepperoni Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 269 96 11 25 769 30 12
Pepperoni Pizza, Pan Crust 286 96 14 24 664 29 11
Super Supreme Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 309 127 14 25 875 33 14
14″ Pizza
Cheese Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 289 105 11 19 708 35 13
Cheese Pizza, Pan Crust 309 112 13 20 650 37 12
Cheese Pizza, THIN ‘N CRISPY Crust 242 79 10 24 677 27 11
Pepperoni Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 320 110 14 29 835 35 13
Pepperoni Pizza, Pan Crust 329 113 15 26 764 36 13
Pepperoni Pizza, THIN ‘N CRISPY Crust 266 80 13 30 774 26 11
Sausage Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 342 119 16 31 798 35 14
Sausage Pizza, Pan Crust 359 125 17 29 745 37 14
Sausage Pizza, THIN ‘N CRISPY Crust 297 92 16 34 772 26 13
Super Supreme Pizza, Hand-Tossed Crust 305 123 13 34 809 32 14
Typical Pizza Parlor of Sub Shop 14″ Pizza Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Calories shown are for 1 slice of pizza. A whole pizza is typically 8 slices.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
cheese topping, regular crust 285 107 10 18 640 36 12
14″ pizza, cheese topping, thick crust 312 115 12 20 687 38 12
cheese topping, thin crust 230 76 11 21 564 24 10
meat and vegetable topping, regular crust 332 136 15 37 801 35 15
pepperoni topping, regular crust 313 111 13 28 760 35 13
pepperoni topping, thick crust 339 118 15 28 807 38 14
pepperoni topping, thin crust 261 79 14 29 691 23 11
sausage topping, regular crust 325 116 14 27 734 36 13
sausage topping, thick crust 358 127 16 29 809 39 14
sausage topping, thin crust 282 88 16 32 688 24 12

Frozen Pizza

Just like pies from pizza delivery chains, frozen pizza calories vary greatly. For example, one slice of DiGiorno cheese rising crust frozen pizza (468 calories) has over 75 percent more calories than a slice of Kashi Mediterranean frozen pizza (277 calories).

The chart below lists the calories and nutrition facts for the popular DiGiorno and Kashi frozen pizza brands, plus generic “typical” frozen pizza. But luckily, packaged frozen pizza always contains a Nutrition Facts label, so you can easily check any frozen pizza yourself before you buy it. Read the Nutrition Facts labels and make a healthy choice!

Frozen Pizza Calories and Nutrition Facts(per pizza slice)
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Weight
(g)
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
DiGiorno Frozen Pizza (1 slice = 1/4 pizza pie)
cheese topping, cheese stuffed crust 458 164 19 46 1,322 49 22
cheese topping, rising crust 468 183 16 27 1,274 58 23
cheese topping, thin crispy crust 398 161 16 34 815 43 21
pepperoni topping, cheese stuffed crust 499 179 21 43 1,348 53 25
pepperoni topping, rising crust 549 207 21 37 1,538 64 26
pepperoni topping, thin crispy crust 410 145 19 41 961 42 19
supreme topping, rising crust 579 227 24 43 1,616 63 27
supreme topping, thin crispy crust 395 155 17 31 860 43 18
Kashi Frozen Pizza (1 slice = 1/3 pizza pie)
Basil Pesto 240 113 9 14 593 27 14
Margherita 260 113 9 19 633 29 14
Mediterranean 277 120 9 14 637 37 15
Mushroom Trio & Spinach 251 113 9 26 663 28 14
Roasted Vegetable 260 116 10 19 633 28 15
Typical Frozen Pizza (1 slice = 1/4 pizza pie)
cheese topping, regular crust 488 182 22 25 814 53 19
cheese topping, rising crust 543 209 18 33 1,162 69 26
meat and vegetable topping, regular crust 491 178 26 28 988 45 20
meat and vegetable topping, rising crust 691 255 30 48 1,632 73 32
pepperoni topping, regular crust 592 200 30 30 1,236 57 22

Pizza Sauce and Pizza Burgers

Are you making your own pizza and wondering about calories in jarred pizza sauce? Or are you about to grill a pizza burger patty? You can check the chart below to find the calorie count. But just like pre-packaged frozen pizzas, these prepared foods should have Nutrition Facts labels on the packaging. So read the labels to find out the calories and other nutrition information for the specific products you are buying.

Other “Pizza” Calories and Nutrition Facts
Type of Pizza Calories
(kcal)
Size
 
Nutrition Facts
Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database. See References and Sources.
Sauce, pizza, canned, ready-to-serve 34 63 1 2 117 5 1
Morningstar Farms Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger (frozen) 121 67 6 7 261 7 10

Making Smart Pizza Choices

You can see that pizza can have a wide range of calories — from relatively low to quite high. On average you’ll save about 28 percent of the calories if you choose thin crust pizza over regular crust. If you add toppings, try to stick with vegetables, which will add healthy nutrients while keeping the calorie count low. But fried vegetables — like fried eggplant — don’t count. They’ll increase the calorie count quickly!

You can use the charts above as a guideline to make wise choices about both the pizza you choose to eat and the pizza you should choose to avoid. But no matter what pizza you are eating, remember that the quantity is important. Eating four slices of most any pizza will add a large chunk to your daily calorie count — and likely your waistline, too!

What’s your favorite (hopefully healthy) pizza? Do you have any advice for making healthy choices when eating pizza? Is there any pizza that you avoid? Leave a comment below and share it.

References & Sources: (show)(hide)

    • United States. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service. Nutrient Data Laboratory.
    • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24.
    • Washington: GPO,
    • 30 March 2012.

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  1. Pizza Fulham says:

    One way to lower the calories and reduce the fat is to limit the meat and load up on the vegetables.

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