Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  289
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  165 mg
  • Potassium  210 mg
  • Phosphorus  111 mg
  • Calcium  74 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Vegetarian Pizza

You don't need meat to make a delicious and kidney-friendly recipe for pizza. Cook up the Vegetarian Pizza for your next get-together.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/4 pizza


  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup mushroom pieces
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce (see recipe in "Sauces & Seasonings" section)
  • Easy Pizza Dough (see recipe in Breads section)


  1. Dice onion; chop bell pepper.
  2. Prepare Easy Pizza Dough and Red Pepper Tomato Sauce recipes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  4. Shape pizza dough to make two flat 12" pizza crusts.
  5. Spread 1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce over each pizza.
  6. Top with red onion, mushrooms, bell pepper and pineapple.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top.
  8. Bake for12 to 16 minutes until bubbly and browned.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat                                      
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Red pepper tomato sauce and pizza dough can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen until the day pizza is prepared.
  • To form 12" pizza, turn a medium-sized bowl upside down and dust with flour. Gently stretch dough evenly over outside of the bowl; turn and place on pizza pan.
  • Makes two 12" pizzas.

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