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Corn and Cheddar Pizza

Yields1 ServingPrep Time25 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time35 mins

This pizza is a fresh way to use summer's in-season corn on the cob! It may sound crazy, but this Corn and Cheddar Cheese Pizza is sure to delight everyone at your next summer BBQ. It's perfect alongside grilled skewers or pulled pork!

Corn and Cheddar Pizza

 4 fresh pizza dough balls
 4 fresh corn on the cob, husks and silks removed
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
 ½ lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
 ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
 1 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 500°F. Place the ears of corn on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp of Colavita Olive Oil. Using your hands, rub the oil around the corn, coating every kernel.


Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the kernels start to brown – about 20 minutes. Turn the ears every once in a while with tongs to make sure you brown all sides of the corn.


You want the corn to be nice and crispy, but not blackened. It’s ok if not all the kernels brown or if some of them are crispier than others. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.


Stand an ear of corn vertically on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice the kernels off the cob. Repeat with all the ears and place the toasted kernels in a large bowl.


If using a pizza stone, allow the stone to heat in the oven for 30 minutes at 500°F before baking on it. Stretch out your dough on a pizza peel dusted with flour. If you’re not using a pizza stone and peel, you can stretch your dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. There's no need to preheat the baking sheet.


Using a light hand, sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the dough. On top of this, add the toasted corn, about ¼ cup’s worth.


Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with a little Colavita Olive Oil.


Slide your pizza into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.


Remove from the oven and garnish with the chopped, fresh parsley. Serve immediately!