Can you have pizza with Diverticulitis?

Pizza for Diverticulitis - Includes ham and spinach

Can you have pizza with Diverticulitis?

With diverticulitis, you are permitted to eat pizza, but not frequently. If you occasionally consume it with the right ingredients, it might not be harmful because excessive consumption can make your bothersome symptoms worse.

Since there are many different types of pizza available with varying amounts of proteins, fats, and other options, the type of pizza you eat makes a significant difference. You must stop eating anything that is greasy, spicy, and filled with red meat and a lot of cheese.

Generally speaking, diverticulitis patients must be very mindful of the foods they consume, and to fully comprehend how food may affect your particular condition, you are advised to journal your food consumption to determine exactly what types of foods cause issues with inflammation and flare-ups. By recording symptoms, you are able to narrow down a list of specific trigger foods to avoid.  Read more about the Calming Blends food journal here.

Below is a delicious pizza recipe that you can enjoy while your pain is in remission.

Spinach and Ham Pizza


  • 1     Store bought baked thin crust whole wheat pizza shell
  • 4 Cups    Baby spinach leaves, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup    Mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons    Olive oil
  • 3 Ounces    Ham or prosciutto
  • 1/4 Cup    Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup    Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 Pieces    Garlic cloves, sliced thinly


  1. Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
  2. Place the pizza shell on a cookie sheet. Scatter spinach and mushrooms all over crust. Drizzle with oil. Place ham or prosciutto, cheeses, and garlic on top of spinach & mushroom.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until crust is golden brown and spinach is wilted.
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