RECIPE: Pizza with fresh tomatoes & corn

(WXYZ) - This produce inspired pizza is simple to make using locally grown tomatoes and corn!  Enjoy it on your patio or deck for a delicious family meal.

Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Makes 4 servings



3 small plum tomatoes, sliced

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. fresh ground pepper

1 (14 oz.) package prebaked Italian pizza crust (whole-wheat or whole grain)

Parchment paper

1/3 cup refrigerated pesto

½ cup fresh corn kernels

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. sugar

8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced

3 Tbsp. fresh whole or torn basil leaves



1.      Preheat oven to 450º.  Place tomato slices on paper towels. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper; let stand 20 minutes.

2.      Place pizza crust on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; spread with pesto. Stir together corn, Parmesan, and sugar. Top pizza with corn mixture, tomatoes, and mozzarella slices.

3.      Bake at 450º for 14 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove from oven, and top with basil leaves.


Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 464, Fat 17g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 768mg, Carbohydrate 57g, Fiber 7g, Protein 28g.

Enjoy with fresh melon slices


Recipe adapted from:  Southern Living, July 2010


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