Tag Archives: summer squash

Grilled Corn, Summer Squash Pizza Recipe

Grilled Corn, Squash, Cilantro Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled corn cut off the cob
  • Summer squash sauteed with fresh garlic
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: I grilled the dough on one side for four minutes, flipped and dressed the pizza, then grilled for about six minutes. The fresh toppings came from The Good Food Collective and our garden. Cilantro is not an ingredient I commonly use but it was delicious with the other ingredients.

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The Healthy Italian Pizza Recipe

For some reason I was in the mood for lasagna earlier today so I bought the ingredients to make a summertime lasagna. I thought this would be a nice dish to prepare for RJ, one of Andrew’s former students/flag football teammates, but at the last minute I remembered a pizza adventure I had been wanting to try. I have made over 100 unique pizzas, but somehow I have never made a pizza with ricotta cheese. Tonight would be the night.

In addition to the ricotta cheese I had also picked up Italian sausage at the store. We had an abundance of yellow squash and a nice bunch of basil from our CSA, The Good Food Collective.  To begin, I sliced one yellow squash and white onion and then sauteed them. I also browned the sausage in a pan. While that all cooked I used a blender to combine ricotta cheese, fresh garlic and basil. It smelled and looked pretty similar to a pesto sauce. After pre-baking the dough I spread on the cheese mixture, then topped it with the Italian sausage, yellow squash and onions. I then let it bake for about 10 minutes.

I always enjoy having guests over on nights I am making a new creation so that if it is a good pizza they can enjoy in the experience with us. Well this pizza was a winner! The ricotta cheese mixture tasted fantastic with the flavors of the fresh squash and the Italian sausage.  The flavors were rich but that didn’t stop us from eating most of the pizza. Another thing I like about having guests over for new pizza creations is giving them the the honor, or the pressure, of naming the new pizza. When given the reigns RJ quickly settled on The Healthy Italian.  Overall, my Healthy Italian pizza recipe made for another delicious summer pizza!

#31: Summer Squash Pizza Recipe 7/13/10

One of my favorite summer vegetables is summer squash. I usually sauté the squash with onions and garlic, then toss it with pasta or grate it to make zucchini patties. Squash has also been a favorite topping of mine for pizza. This past week summer squash and green garlic were two of the items we got from The Good Food Collective, so we had an easy decision for pizza this week. Like with the pasta, I sautéed the squash with garlic and onions to top the sauce and mozzarella cheese. This is an excellent pizza recipe and a great pizza to make for my friend Nicole, who is also a summer squash lover. This is turning out to be a fantastic summer filled with great friends and great pizza!