Sweet Corn and Basil Pizza - the perfect late summer pizza that's 100% PACKED with flavor.
It's back to school season and while I don't have kids myself, I remember back in the day when I was a private chef how crazy the days became once school started. Dinner was earlier and needed to be FAST because the kids would come home from after school activities and be starving.
If I'm being honest, it's not a far cry from what life is like now, and same goes when I was a kid. I remember coming home from tennis, throwing my stuff in the laundry room on my way into the house, slamming myself down at the dinner table and declaring.... I'M STARVING.
So, in honor of that, we're breaking out a super easy late summer Sweet Corn and Basil Pizza recipe that everyone will love.
It's loaded with basil vinaigrette, melted cheese, fresh corn and some cherry tomatoes. It's easy to make, it's vegetarian and it's freaking delish.
Check out some of my other favorite pizzas here:
- See all my Pizzas here
- Three Cheese Pizza
- Green Pizza (with Asparagus, Peas, Mint and Burrata)
- White Pizza with Spinach and Lemon
- Garlic Mushroom & Spinach Pizza
- Burrata Snap Pea and Asparagus Pizza
- Southwestern Taco Pizza
- Broccolini Sausage Pizza
- Corn Cilantro Jalapeño Pizza
Sweet Corn and Basil Pizza
- 1 lb pizza dough
- 1 large ball of fresh mozzarella torn
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup corn sliced from the cob
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette
- Pre-heat your oven to 500 degrees. Thirty minutes before cooking the pizza, put your pizza stone in the oven.
- Divide the pizza dough into 2 even pieces. Stretch each piece of dough in a circular motion, then lay them both out on a flat surface and flatten out using a rolling pin. If you have a pizza peel, sprinkle some flour on it and place the stretched out dough on the peel.
- Once your 2 pizza doughs are flat and ready to be cooked, use a spoon to spread the basil vinaigrette around the dough leaving a little bit for the crust. Lay the halved cherry tomatoes on top of the basil.
- Tear the mozzarella into pieces and top each pizza with equal amounts of the mozzarella, shredded cheese and corn. Transfer the pizzas into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes until the crust is golden.
- Remove pizza from the oven. Season with salt and pepper and additional red pepper flakes if needed, top with fresh basil slice and serve
It is a toss up which pizza of yours is our favorite. It is between this one and the asparagus, burrata and snap pea one. This one was surprisingly good and I believe it's the first time my husband and I have had corn on our pizza. We have been missing out!!
To confirm, do you really put cherry tomatoes first and then top with cheese and corn? The pictures show tomatoes on top...
confirmed - the cheese melts down around the tomatoes so they just look like they are on top
Delicious! The perfect pizza for this time of the year. Easy to make with store bought pizza dough.
Love all this summery flavor on pizza!!
Delicious! I really loved the Basil vinaigrette. Perfect summer pizza.
I love everything with corn right now - this looks so easy and delicious!
This is going to be my new favorite!
Those flavors are made for pizza!
Such a perfect Summer pizza!!
ha! That sounds exactly like school night dinner hour! and this is just gorgeous, that cheese looks amazing.
Summer pizza perfection!