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Two Cheese Pizza

Two Cheese PizzaRecipe courtesy of National Diabetes Educational Program.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 large red pepper, cut into strips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Spread whole-wheat flour over working surface. Roll out dough with rolling pin to desired crust thickness.
  3. Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray. Transfer pizza crust to cookie sheet. Brush olive oil over crust.
  4. Mix the ricotta cheese with the dried basil, onion, garlic, and salt; spread this mixture over crust.
  5. Sprinkle crust with mozzarella cheese. Top cheese with mushrooms and red pepper.
  6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until cheese melts and crust is deep golden brown. Cut into 8 slices.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 420; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Total Carbs: 44g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 20g; Sodium: 580mg; Potassium: 265mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of National Diabetes Educational Program.