Diabetic Cooking

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 45–50 seconds.


  • 10 reduced-fat whole wheat crackers (such asreduced-fat Triscuits)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pizza sauce
  • 2 1/2 slices (1/2 ounce per slice) Canadian bacon
  • 10 thin mushroom slices (about 2 mushrooms)
  • 10 pickled banana pepper rings
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Place crackers close together on a microwave-safe dish. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of each cracker. Cut Canadian bacon slices into quarters. (Cut the half-slice in two.) Layer 1 quarter-slice Canadian bacon, 1 banana pepper ring, and 1 mushroom slice on top of each cracker. Sprinkle each evenly with cheese. Microwave uncovered on high for 45–50 seconds, or until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Yield: 10 mini pizzas.

Serving size: 2 mini pizzas.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 56 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

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