Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  284
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  138 mg
  • Sodium  381 mg
  • Potassium  303 mg
  • Phosphorus  189 mg
  • Calcium  117 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Pita Pizza

It's a new twist on a traditional pizza pie. Try the kidney-friendly recipe for tasty Pita Pizza.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman, RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon, BS, RN. Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 pita pizza


    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup onion
    • 1/4 cup bell pepper
    • 2 ounces lean ground pork
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • nonstick cooking spray
    • 2 pieces pita bread, 6-inch size
    • 2 tablespoons chunky tomato sauce
    • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Mince garlic; chop onion and bell pepper.
  3. Combine ground meat, pepper flakes, fennel, garlic, onion and bell pepper in a nonstick frying pan. Sauté until cooked.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the pitas on it. Sprinkle with cooked meat and vegetable mixture.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon tomato sauce on top of meat and vegetables. Sprinkle half the cheese over the top of each pita pizza.
  6. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This Pita Pizza would go well with a piece of fruit such as an apple or pear. You might also choose to snack on a few low sodium pretzels.

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viviane52 says:


that sound good. I am going to try it.

Oct. 15, 2014, 5:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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MaryLou77 says:


Sounds like a winner. I'm going to try this.

Mar. 19, 2014, 8:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

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wildflower says:


my husband has to eat a low oxalate diet. i can't find that on here. why not? how am i to cook for him? i haven't tried this so will just mark one. Dietitian comment: Sorry, but we do not have access to oxalate content for all the ingredients in our recipes.

Oct. 03, 2013, 12:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

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peggybelford says:


IS MOZZARELLA CHEESE LOW MOISTURE PRT SKIM CHEESE BETTER FOR U? Dietitian comment: It depends on what you are comparing it to and how much you use. For a kidney diet keep the amount per serving small and use natural instead of processed cheese.

Sep. 22, 2013, 1:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Tranlus says:


This recipe is very good and easy to make . I'll make as soon as possible . Thanks for your sharing

Sep. 19, 2013, 8:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Beccajoc says:


This was very good, but the pepper flakes will have to be taken out next time, since my husband didn't like the heat. Since he is the one I'm cooking for.

Sep. 17, 2013, 12:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Ruthanne says:


This was easy and very good.

May. 18, 2013, 3:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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lynnpetrizzo says:


I made this , it is awesome.

Jan. 15, 2013, 9:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

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dschmidle says:


This was a great recipe!

May. 16, 2012, 9:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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ryanpjohnson says:


This pizza is dee-lish!

Oct. 20, 2011, 3:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

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larichard says:


I am a dietitian with Davita and I made these for our patients one day. They were really delicious and a great way to satisfy that pizza craving with less cheese and tomato sauce as found in bought pizza.

Sep. 07, 2011, 8:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Lillupie says:


Why in the heck is cheese mentioned in here when we are NOT allowed cheese???? Moderator comment: Most people with well controlled phosphorus levels can include small amounts of natural cheese and still maintain normal phosphorus. Look at the total phosphorus content of the recipe as well as the ingredients. Ask your renal dietitian if this recipe can be included based on your individual kidney diet goals.

Aug. 03, 2011, 7:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

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