Farmers’ Market Mushroom Flatbread Pizza Pie

Who says Pi Day has to be about dessert? Sometimes savory beats the sweet!

Mushroom Flatbread PizzaThis farmers’ market fresh mushroom flatbread pizza is as delicious as it is simple and satisfying. Invite your family and friends over to enjoy this lunch or dinner-time treat from the All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd edition by Jacqueline A. Newgent, RDN.

A perfect way to celebrate Pi Day!

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 24-26 minutes
Serves: 4
Serving Size: 2 slices


 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1 small white onion, very thinly sliced
 8 ounces sliced fresh mushroom mixture (3 cups)
 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
 2 (3-ounce) soft whole-grain naan or other whole-grain flatbreads
 1/2 cup fresh part-skim ricotta cheese
 1 large clove garlic, minced
 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
 8 fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and sauté until the mushrooms are wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Brush the entire top surface of each flatbread with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta, garlic, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and spread mixture onto the flatbreads, leaving about a 1/4-inch rim. Top with the mozzarella cheese, mushroom mixture, and sesame seeds.
  3. Place both pizzas on a large baking sheet and bake until the cheese is fully melted and the crust is crisp, about 13–15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let stand for about 5 minutes to complete the cooking process.
  4. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces, sprinkle with the basil, and serve immediately.

Cook’s Tip: If you’d like to add a little extra flair, sprinkle each pizza with freshly grated orange or lemon zest along with the basil for an aromatic, refreshing, and intriguing citrus zing.

Nutritional Information

Calories 240
   Calories from Fat 90
Total Fat 10 g
   Saturated Fat 3 g
   Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 570 mg
Potassium 405 mg
Phosphorus 245 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
   Dietary Fiber 4 g
   Sugars 2 g
Protein 11 g


1 ½ Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Medium-fat Protein, 1 Fat