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Healthy Recipe: Pizza Quinoa Polenta

These Quinoa Pizza Bites Are Just 50 Calories

If a slice of pizza is one of your weaknesses, it's not something you'll want to indulge in on a regular basis, especially if you usually down two slices or more. Here's a healthier option that'll satisfy your need for a slice.

The warm and juicy baked tomato melts in your mouth along with the cheese. And the hint of fresh basil adds the perfect taste of Summer.

This pizza alternative is a cinch to whip up since the dough is made from slices of packaged quinoa polenta, making this dish gluten-free.

To see this simple 250-calorie recipe keep reading.

Quinoa Polenta Pizza

Quinoa Polenta Pizza


  1. 1 tube of quinoa polenta
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  4. 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  5. 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped


  1. Pour the oil in a pan and heat on low.
  2. Cut the polenta into 15 quarter-inch-thick slices.
  3. Place the polenta in the pan and cook each side until slightly golden brown, about 10 minutes each side.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Place the polenta on foil on a cookie sheet. Top each piece with a slice of tomato. Sprinkle with cheese and fresh basil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


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northcarolinag2 northcarolinag2 6 years
This sounds great. I will be trying this soon.
superfoxml superfoxml 7 years
I'm currently in the midst of a polenta love affair so this is just the thing for me right now, looks fab-u-lous.
greentea14 greentea14 7 years
I wanna try this. I just hope I can find this at one of my local supermarkets...and I am definitely going to try Asche's variation with feta cheese :)
TiVo TiVo 7 years
Thanks for the soggy warning regarding the fresh tomatoes. I may try polenta topped with sun dried tomatoes from a jar and 2% mozzarella. Thanks!
Asche Asche 8 years
All in all I rate this 3.5 stars :-)
Asche Asche 8 years
*not too salty b/c of the limited feta (mozz balanced out the saltiness.)
Asche Asche 8 years
I just tried this finally. You have to make sure to cut the polenta really thinnly, otherwise it's very soft. Also, I would cook for less than 10 minutes. I used cherry tomatoes and I found that the longer you cooked the tomatoes, the more juice they released, thus making a soggy pizza. You could solve this by pre-roasting the tomatoes for a few minutes. Then, add them to the "crust" and bake long enough for the cheese to melt. My last gripe has to do with the cheese. I've never been such a fan of has no taste! When I made my batch, I made three variations. I tried one with only mozzarella, one with only feta, and one with a mix of the two. I found that the mixed batch was the tastiest--not too salty b/c of the feta and the mozz. lended the gooey-cheese affect you don't get with feta.
Caity111 Caity111 8 years
I'm having trouble finding a store that carries quinoa polenta (real foods and whole foods said they did not when I called). Can you let us know where you purchased this? Thanks!
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
hey Fitsugar, what's your estimated calorie count on this dish?
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Just bought some polenta for dinner this week. I now Have to go get some tomatoes... This looks awesome.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
This looks so yummy!
Advah Advah 8 years
That looks delicious!!!
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Yeah I was wondering where the 272 came from...even with the cheese slices, I've heard most people quote 300-400 cal/slice, not to mention the fat and grease! But this looks good...I've been hearing about quinoa and how good it is, so it's worth a try!
AngieNewton AngieNewton 8 years
Oh my goodness, this recipe sounds wonderful and healthy to boot. Thanks for sharing.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Where can I find this pizza for 272 cal per slice? LOL. Btw, thanks for the menu, I'd definitely try it out! :D It looks so yummy, and it'll be great appetizer (since hub is a meat eater).
robynhannah robynhannah 8 years
Sounds amazing! As a vegan, I'm always looking for ways to add a little extra protein to my favorite foods. Quinoa is a super star grain, packed with complete protein (all nine essential amino acids), iron, manganese, and magnesium. Thanks for this great idea! I'm gonna swap out the mozzarella for the vegan variety and toss in a little ground flax to kick up the Omega-3's. YUMMY!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Actually, a pizza slice at 272 calories is not bad. Most of my health foods clock-in with more calories than that, which I eaten EVERY day for years, and I'm petite size 4. Granted, I do exercise regularly every week.
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 8 years
Looks delicious! I do the same thing but I used melba toast. I'm definitely going to try this! :)
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