Homemade Pizza


Serving Size:
1 slice (1/6 of pizza)

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 1-1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose  flour
  • 3 ounces low-sodium tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil, sugar and flour to make dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover and set aside.
  3. Combine tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and remaining oil in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Chop onion and bell pepper.
  5. Brown meat with black pepper and crushed red pepper in a skillet. Drain off fat. Add onion and green pepper.
  6. Spray a pizza pan or a 17 x 14-inch baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray . Press dough onto pan or sheet. Spread sauce, meat mixture and cheese over dough.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until dough and cheese are golden brown.
  8. Cut into 6 slices and serve.

Helpful hints

  • 1/2 package dry yeast equals 1-1/4 teaspoons.
  • Each pizza slice has only 1 ounce of cheese to keep phosphorus low.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 402

Protein 22 g

Carbohydrates 38 g

Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 50 mg

Sodium 150 mg

Potassium 352 mg

Phosphorus 230 mg

Calcium 236 mg

Fiber 2.8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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