Diabetic Cooking

Personal portabella pizza

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Baking time: 15–20 minutes.


  • 1 portabella mushroom cap, 5 inches across
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 slice (1 ounce) lean, deli-sliced ham, finely chopped
  • 2–3 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim mushroom stem even with cap. Place mushroom cap (gills facing upward) in a small baking pan coated with cooking spray. Layer pizza sauce, ham, and basil in cap and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until mushroom is tender when pierced with a fork and cheese is melted.

Yield: 1 pizza. Serving size: 1 pizza.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 137, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 849 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.