Watermelon Pizza

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This watermelon pizza is one of my favorite summertime dessert for picnics and barbecues. It's healthy, easy to make and customize, and so fun for a crowd.

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Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon is the our favorite post-barbecue refresher! So during the summer, I find fun ways to slice it up for my kids (cubes, slices, sticks, etc.). And I throw it in all kinds of dishes like this watermelon cucumber salad and a even a fancy fruit salad.  My latest creation? This watermelon pizza! Don’t worry, it’s not like a pineapple pizza, where you put the fruit on pizza. It’s just a huge round slice of watermelon sliced like a pizza.

But this is the kind of pizza where you can easily eat more than one slice without the hefty calories tacked on!

One slice of watermelon pizza on a plate with a silver serving spatula under it.

Steps to Make Watermelon Pizza

To start, get a juicy large watermelon, and cut it in half. Then cut an even round slice about 1-inch thick. Use the rest of the watermelon as you wish. You’ll only need this round slice.

Large round slice of watermelon

To make the topping, it’s a simple mixture of ricotta cheese, whipped cream cheese and honey. Whip it up…whip it good!

Collage with two images - Large clear bowl of the ricotta, whipped cream cheese and honey before and after mixing. Spoon in the middle of the bowl.

And that mixture will go right on top of the round slice of watermelon along with a nice sprinkling of shredded coconut. I like to take a pizza slice (we’re making pizza after all!) and slice the watermelon pizza into 8 equal slices.

Collage of two images: Ricotta, whipped cream cheese and honey mixture on top of round slice of watermelon on a round white dish. Next to it, 8 equal slices cut with one of them being removed with a spatula.

Then comes the toppings! I love adding more fresh fruit on top, like strawberries and blueberries. You can also add mint leaves, cacao nibs and nuts if you’d like! If you’re having a picnic, you can set out a variety of toppings and have everyone at the picnic select and customize their watermelon pizza slice. DIY everything for me anytime I have a get-together.

However you top it, this watermelon pizza recipe is such a refreshing snack for summer get togethers.  It helps with that sweet tooth and also quenches your thirst – making it my favorite ever summer treat!

This watermelon pizza is one of my favorite summertime dessert for picnics and barbecues. It's healthy, easy to make and customize, and so fun for a crowd.

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5 from 3 votes
This watermelon pizza is one of my favorite summertime dessert for picnics and barbecues. It's healthy, easy to make and customize, and so fun for a crowd.
Watermelon Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This watermelon pizza is one of my favorite summertime dessert for picnics and barbecues. It's healthy, easy to make and customize, and so fun for a crowd.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert pizza, watermelon dessert
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 large round watermelon slice about 1 inch thick, cut from the center of the melon
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese whipped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Shredded coconut for topping
  • Mixed berries for topping
  • Crushed pistachios for topping
  • Fresh mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta, cream cheese and honey together until combined.

  2. Spread the ricotta mixture over the watermelon and sprinkle the shredded coconut. Cut the watermelon into 8 equal slices. 

  3. Top the slices of watermelon with strawberries, blueberries, cacao nibs and mint, if desired.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • For best results, top the watermelon with ther ricotta mixture immediately before consuming. And enjoy within a few hours.
  • To make this vegan, you can mix coconut cream with shredded coconut as the base "sauce" and then add any toppings of choice.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Pizza
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  • Reply
    Audrey
    September 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Watermelon with shredded coconut. Who can skip that

  • Reply
    Emily Kemp
    August 31, 2018 at 8:44 am

    This is such a fun idea for summertime, love it!

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