Dairy Farmers of Canada

BBQ Spinach Ricotta Pizza

Our dietitians' favourite

Pizza is always fun for dinner. Serve with a mixed green salad and a fruit smoothie, for a family night treat.

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cooking: 8 min
Yields 4 servings
bbq spinach ricotta pizza


  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) Canadian Ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pizza sauce
  • 1 12-inch (30 cm) pre-baked whole wheat pizza crust
  • 2 cups (500 mL) packed baby spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) shaved Canadian Parmesan cheese
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Preheat grill to medium and lightly grease.

In a small bowl, combine Canadian Ricotta cheese and pizza sauce; spread on pizza crust. Top with spinach and sprinkle with Canadian Parmesan cheese.

Place pizza directly on grill. Grill covered, for about 8 min or until crust is golden brown and crisp and Parmesan cheese is melted, adjusting heat if necessary.


Tip for Kids: Kids can tear the spinach leaves into smaller pieces and help with preparing the pizza.

Cooking Tips: Alternately, preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Place pizza directly on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 10 min or until the crust is golden brown and crisp and Parmesan cheese is melted.

If you don’t have pizza sauce on hand, use tomato sauce.

For the Adventurous: Kick up the heat and add 1/2 tsp (2 ml) hot pepper flakes to the Canadian Ricotta cheese and sprinkle 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped grilled eggplant over the spinach.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 348 Calories
Protein: 18 g
Carbohydrate: 41 g
Fat: 14 g
Fibre: 5.5 g
Sodium: 553 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 24 % / 263 mg
Folate: 29 %
Magnesium: 29 %
Phosphorus: 27 %
Selenium: 82 %