Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  247
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  40 mg
  • Sodium  115 mg
  • Potassium  88 mg
  • Phosphorus  33 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza? That's right! And what a tasty and kidney-friendly idea. The sweet crust topped with cream cheese and strawberries makes a delicious, unique and conversation-worthy dessert.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Roseanne from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1/12 pizza


    • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (divided use)
    • 3 cups strawberries, divided use
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and butter together to form a dough. Press dough into a round pizza pan and bake for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Spread over cooled crust. Slice 2 cups strawberries and layer  over cream cheese filling.
  4. Mash the remaining cup strawberries. In a medium sauce pan, cook the mashed strawberries, remaining 1/4 cup granu.lated sugar and cornstarch until the sauce is clear. Spread over the sliced berries. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Cut into 12 portions and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fruit, low potassium
    • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Substitute prepared cookie dough for homemade dough. Choose the brand lowest in sodium.
    • Splenda® instead of sugar will reduce calories to 207 and carbohydrate to 15 grams. Count as one carbohydrate choice.

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Strawberry Pizza

happyfeetdjette says:


I've been making this dessert for years, it's delicious!

Jul. 07, 2013, 5:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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