Polenta Pizza with Mushrooms & Arugula Salad

This healthy homemade pizza for two is small enough that it can be made in the toaster oven, if your toaster oven has a "broil" function.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 2 cups prepared polenta, shaped into a 6x8-inch rectangle and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 ½ cups chopped mushrooms (cremini, oyster, and/or shiitake) (4 oz.)

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or a pinch of dried thyme

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 cups arugula

  • ¾ cup no-salt-added canned black beans, rinsed

  • ½ avocado, diced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Remove the reserved rectangle of polenta from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature.

  2. Preheat broiler (or toaster oven broiler).

  3. Heat 2 tsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic, thyme, and salt.

  4. Broil the polenta until warmed and lightly toasted, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with the mushroom mixture, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1 tsp. oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add arugula and black beans; toss to coat. Add avocado and gently toss. Divide the salad between 2 plates.

  6. Sprinkle the pizza with parsley, cut into 6 pieces and serve with the salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
23g Fat
45g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 1113IU 22%
Vitamin C 15mg 16%
Folate 85mcg 21%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Calcium 321mg 25%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 121mg 29%
Potassium 838mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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