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Corn, Bacon, Tomato and Basil Pizza

August 6, 2010


Corn! It’s here. Piles upon piles of ears have started cropping up in our market, and for some reason, I’m in a corny mood this year.

This was our Friday Night Pizza last week. After picking up a few ears of corn at our Tuesday market, the rest of the ingredients came together from our CSA shares — fresh tomato and basil from our vegetable share and bacon ends from our Piggery share.

I always knew I loved sweet corn paired with basil (have you ever tried Ina’s Fresh Corn Salad??) but upon biting into this pizza, I puzzled over why I hadn’t paired it with bacon before. Because, I must confess, I devoured almost half the pizza in just a few minutes. The sweetness of the corn against the saltiness of the bacon was perfect…and punctuated by the mild acidity of the tomatoes and the tang of fresh goat cheese, it was heavenly!

Looking for more pizza ideas? Take a look at all the previous Friday Night Pizza posts…and stay tuned for more as the weather turns cooler. Because, did I mention that in our new house we have a built-in pizza oven? Yes. Oh yes.

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Corn, Bacon, Tomato and Basil Pizza

Ingredients
1 lb pizza dough (my recipe or your favorite)
1 large or 2 small ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 ear corn, kernels sliced off
leaves from 1 stem of basil, roughly chopped
about 2 strips of bacon, cooked until brown and then broken into small pieces
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
4 oz Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees, preferably with a baking stone on the bottom rack.

Stretch out your dough on a piece of lightly floured parchment. Layer the toppings as follows: Jack cheese, basil, tomato slices, bacon, corn, and end with the crumbled goat cheese.

Bake until crust is brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Devour.

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010 5:44 pm

    Wow! What a great way to use all the produce that’s in season right now. Sounds absolutely wonderful!

  2. geraldine pease permalink
    August 6, 2010 7:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing ..life and recipes etc. I love your website. Thank you so much.. your enthusiasm and lovely photos makes everyones day happier I think..and reconnecting with the land and good eating is what this world needs. gp

  3. August 6, 2010 7:59 pm

    Built-in pizza oven? Oh, man. Swoon. And the pizza? Not so bad itself. Can’t wait to try this combination. Happy weekend, Amy.

  4. August 6, 2010 10:56 pm

    All I can do is echo Geraldine’s post – you are inspiring!! Thank you, thank you!

  5. Emily permalink
    August 8, 2010 10:56 pm

    Droooooooooool!

  6. August 9, 2010 12:51 pm

    This is my kind of food! It looks delicious!

  7. August 9, 2010 12:58 pm

    This looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve had so many tomatoes on hand from my container gardening and love picking up corn because it’s flavorful and cheap so I may have to try this out.

  8. August 9, 2010 2:26 pm

    that pizza looks fabulous! Can’t wait to make it ourselves and eat some!!!! And a built in pizza oven….sounds fantastic!!!

  9. August 10, 2010 12:50 am

    Corn is such an underrated pizza topping. I bet it’s awesome with bacon.

  10. August 10, 2010 9:42 am

    Oh my goodness, you are making me so hungry. This looks absolutely fantastic.

  11. August 10, 2010 2:58 pm

    Pizza and summer produce make the most lovely of combinations. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to put corn on pizza before!

  12. August 11, 2010 4:02 pm

    This was divine! Thanks for all of your great recipes! You are my go-to-blog when looking for something fun to make. I tried out your pizza recipe and posted about it on my blog too! http://husbandwhocooks.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/corn-bacon-tomato-and-basil-pizza/ Can’t wait to see what you post next!

  13. Heather Mooney permalink
    August 12, 2010 7:24 am

    Hey Amy, Can’t wait to get a taste of pizza out of that oven of yours – this one looks awesome! In Portsmouth last week, Jay and I had an awesome combo that I thought you might want to try: basil pesto, onion, prosciutto, pine nuts, tomato (was it sundried??) and while I didn’t think it added anything, there wouldn’t have been enough meat for Jay without the chicken.

  14. August 15, 2010 4:17 pm

    I love your idea to put corn on pizza… I stocked up on fresh corn at a local farmer’s market yesterday and had no plans for it… I might have to give this a try!

  15. August 16, 2010 3:22 pm

    just made it this recipe last night. everyone loved it (even my 5yr old and 2yr old!). I actually made the pizza on the grill and it was perfect! thanks for the great idea. the corn and bacon = yum!

  16. August 19, 2010 10:51 am

    What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought to put corn on pizza. I have to try this.

  17. August 22, 2010 11:41 pm

    The pizza looks delicious!!

  18. August 24, 2010 4:11 pm

    This is too funny. I just made a different type of Tomato & Corn pie.🙂 I hope you’ll take a look at mine! Yours looks fabulous.

  19. August 27, 2010 10:35 am

    Looks great. I’ve got some spare corn from our CSA and I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Great that your new house has a built in pizza oven. The crust looks great!

  20. September 13, 2010 5:18 pm

    The pizza looks so good! Mmmmm!!

  21. September 18, 2010 11:28 am

    This was divine. Made it at a friend’s house who was having a “build your own pizza” night and we got to bake it up in their wood-fire oven in the backyard. This recipe was the hit of the party! Yum!

  22. Heather Mooney permalink
    May 18, 2011 7:13 pm

    Hey (many compliments from people at RSD discovering your website recently)…anyhow, just had a thin crust pizza made to order the other day and had to suggest it to you: Dried figs, spinach, pesto, roasted tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, goat cheese and balsamic glaze…try it and tell me ya love it as much as I did!

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