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Zucchini Ricotta Pizza

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

Nobody on treatment should have to give up pizza. This pizza is delicious and perfect for a vegetarian weeknight meal. With this recipe we make sure everyone gets to eat some, even those on a...


  • 1 (6 to 8 inch) pizza crust or ½ recipe of our pizza dough (see Chef Tips)
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup zucchini, very thinly sliced
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Nutrition Facts


624 cals


32 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

12 g


64 g


2 g


4 g


23 g


782 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, par-bake the crust 5-6 minutes until the dough begins to firm up.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix ricotta with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss the zucchini slices in the remaining oil.
  4. Remove the pizza crust from the oven and spread on seasoned ricotta. Scatter the spinach, sliced zucchini, and pine nuts over the top.
  5. Bake the pizza another 4-5 minutes until edges of crust are crisp and the spinach wilted.
  6. Slice and serve.

Chef Tips

If you don’t have the energy or confidence to make pizza dough, buy a pound of ready-made from your local pizzeria or supermarket. Use half for this and freeze the rest. Buy whole wheat dough unless you’re on a bland diet, in which case regular white dough will be the right one for you.

If that’s even too much, whole wheat pita or naan breads make an excellent base for a quick tasty pizza meal.

For pizza with ingredients cooked through and through, you can saute the oiled zucchini slices for 3 minutes before adding to the pizza.

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