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Diabetes-friendly Recipes -Two Cheese Pizza

Two Cheese Pizza - Serve your pizza with fresh fruit and a mixed green salad garnished with red beans to balance your meal.



2            Tbsp. whole wheat flour

1             can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust

            Vegetable cooking spray

2            Tbsp. olive oil

½            cup low-fat ricotta cheese

½            tsp. dried basil

1            small onion, minced

2            cloves garlic, minced

¼            tsp. salt (optional)

4            ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2            cups mushrooms, chopped

1            large red pepper, cut into strips



• Preheat oven to 425 °F.

• Spread whole wheat flour over working surface. Roll out dough with rolling pin to desired crust thickness.

• Coat cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray. Transfer pizza crust to cookie sheet. Brush olive oil over crust.

• Mix low-fat ricotta cheese with dried basil, onion, garlic, and salt. Spread this mixture over crust.

• Sprinkle crust with part-skim mozzarella cheese. Top cheese with mushrooms and red pepper.

• Bake at 425 °F for 13–15 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is deep golden brown.

• Cut into 8 slices.




Meat                                  2½

Bread                                3

Vegetable                         1

Fat                                     3¾ 

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