Farmers’ Market Mushroom Flatbread Pizza
Food and Drink

Copyright © 2016 American Diabetes Association. From The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd edition, by Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Order online at

Farmers’ Market Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

"Surprise your tailgate party guests with this quick and easy flatbread pizza recipe! To bake the pizzas on the grill, preheat grill to 450°F. Place the flatbread directly on the grill grates, and cook for 13 to 15 minutes. Check the bottoms of the flatbread after about 6 minutes to avoid burning. If already brown move them away from the direct heat and continue cooking using indirect heat method."

Prep time: 12 minutes Cooking 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

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 ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and sauté until the mushrooms are wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Brush the entire top surface of each flatbread with the remaining ½ tablespoon oil. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta, garlic, and remaining ¼ teaspoon of the salt and spread mixture onto the flatbreads, leaving about a ¼-inch rim. Top with the mozzarella cheese, mushroom mixture and sesame seeds.

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. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces, sprinkle with the basil, and serve immediately.