I love cooking at this time of year. Everything at the store is so fresh and tempting, and I’ve been picking up corn, zucchini, and tomatoes on every trip.
Since I can’t get enough, I decided to create a recipe that includes all my favorites. That’s how I came up with this Height of Summer Veggie Pizza.
I started by making a simple pizza sauce. It’s full of classic flavors, plus I added some Parmesan cheese for richness. It takes minutes to prepare and no cooking is required!
Then I topped the pizza with my favorite summer veggies. Sweet corn kernels, crisp zucchini, and juicy cherry tomatoes all add a ton of flavor. It’s finished with crumbles of rich goat cheese and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
Make it quick before summer is over!
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1 corn cob
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1/2 cup basil leaves
- 1 lb. pizza dough
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Prepare vegetables for pizza: halve cherry tomatoes; remove corn kernels from cob and discard cob; halve and thinly slice zucchini; and julienne basil. Set aside.
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt. Set aside.
- Lightly oil a baking sheet with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Place pizza dough on baking sheet and gently press to edges of pan.
- Top dough with a light layer of sauce (you may have some left over).
- Cover sauce with 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
- Sprinkle tomatoes, corn, and zucchini evenly over cheese.
- Cover vegetables with remaining mozzarella.
- Crumble goat cheese over mozzarella.
- Place pizza in oven and cook until crust is browned and top is golden, about 20 - 25 minutes.
- Remove pizza from oven and let cool slightly.
- Slice pizza, sprinkle with basil, and serve. Enjoy!
- - I used a rectangular baking pan to cook my pizza, however you can use a round pizza pan or even divide the dough to make individual pizzas. Either will work.
- - If your pizza dough will not stretch to the edge of your pan, let it rest for a few minutes. Press it again and then let relax more, if necessary.
What recipes are in your rotation this summer?
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