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Easy Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon Pizza is fresh sliced melon topped with a light and creamy cheesecake frosting and lots of fresh fruit. This makes it a healthy dessert pizza!

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Watermelon Pizza

Did you know that watermelons are 91% water? I know the name was a dead giveaway but that is a lot of hydration!

Perfect for when the weather gets hot but you still want to be outside in the sun. Fresh melons are a great way to stay hydrated and enjoy all that yummy flavors of summer.

Other than just sinking my teeth into a wedge of fresh cut watermelon, one of my favorite watermelon desserts of all time is a watermelon pizza!

What is Watermelon Pizza?

Just as simple as this. Thick slices of fresh melon, cut in wedges, and topped with sweet sauce and fresh fruit.

Just like regular pizza only FRESH and SWEET!

It reminds me of a rich and decadent cheesecake but with fewer calories which is always a good thing.

And with all the extra fruit on top, you will be getting in plenty of vitamins and nutrients.

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How to Pick a Watermelon

  • The melon should be symmetrical, regardless of round or oval, and free of dents and cuts.
  • The melon should feel heavy for it’s look and size
  • A ripe watermelon will sound hollow when thumped or tapped
  • A large yellow spot (or called a field spot) where it sat on the ground, should be a light, creamy yellow color when ripe. Do not pick it if the spot is white.
  • See that it has a firm thick rind.
  • Pick on with a dried stem. If it is green it was harvested too early.

How to Make a Watermelon Pizza

SLICE the watermelon in 2-3 inch rounds and then cut in wedges like pizza.

SLATHER with creamy cheesecake sauce.

TOP with fresh fruit and other edible treats.

When it comes to topping your pizza, just add all your favorite treats! Here are a few of mine!

Watermelon Pizza Toppings

  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi
  • Blackberries
  • Red Raspberries 
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Mint Leaves
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Edible Flowers (I found some at my local grocery store)
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Can I make this ahead of time?

You can slice the watermelon ahead of time (no more than a day), just be sure to wrap the slices/wedges tightly in plastic wrap.

Top with sauce and other toppings just before serving.

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure your knife is very sharp as not to slip while cutting the melon.
  • If you want to make it no sugar added, leave out the powdered sugar, or substitute an artificial sweetener like this one.
  • For an even lighter version, use fat free cream cheese and fat free yogurt.
  • You can substitute frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip) for the Greek yogurt if you have it.
  • I wouldn’t cut the watermelon too far in advance. Once the melon is cut the juice will continue to run out.
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This fruit pizza is and easy summer dessert that is gluten-free, healthy, and very kid friendly.

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Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon Pizza is fresh sliced melon topped with a LIGHT and CREAMY cheesecake frosting and lots of fresh fruit.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Sweets, Desserts and Shooters
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 – 20 servings
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


Watermelon Pizza base

  • 1 large watermelon seedless

Cream Sauce

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Toppings, optional

  • peaches
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • kiwi
  • raspberries
  • dragonfruit
  • strawberries
  • chopped nuts
  • blackberries
  • mint leaves
  • edible flowers


Make the cream sauce

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add yogurt and orange juice, beat until combined.
  • Add powdered and slowly mix in until completely smooth.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator to chill while preparing fruit

Prepare Watermelon for pizza

  • Slice watermelon about 2-3 inches thick, cut into pie shape sections.
  • Spoon and spread a couple tablespoons of cream sauce on each slice.
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it 5 stars. Thank you!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 11th of July 2023

what a great recipe, thank you


Tuesday 11th of July 2023

this is such a beautiful summer treat! I cannot wait to do this for my daughters birthday as an extra dessert! Thank you so much for this incredible recipe, could you give me examples of other edible flowers? I know the pansies but do you have any ideas on other small dainty flowers to add? this should have a way to give you 10 stars lol! i love all of your recipes, thanks again.


Jennifer Stewart

Tuesday 11th of July 2023

From my research you can also use, marigolds, lavender, lilac, honeysuckle, chamomile, and elderberry. I like to use lavener, chamomile, and elderberry as they have smaller flowers and buds. Hope this helps and thanks so much!

Nicole Crane

Friday 31st of July 2020

Hi Jennifer!

I’m a freelance writer working on a dessert pizza round up for Shape, and would like to include this watermelon pizza recipe. I’m reaching out to see if I could get your permission to include one of your photos with credit & link back to your recipe?

If you could shoot me an email to let me know by Tuesday next week, that would be great. Thanks in advance!


Monday 3rd of August 2020

absolutely! Let me know when its live and I will be sure to share on all my Sm platforms:)

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