Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Even though zucchini and yellow squash are known for their mild flavor, this pizza is packed with flavor.

Summer Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese and Walnuts (Source)


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling

1 garlic clove, minced

6 ounces pizza dough

Pinch of crushed red pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ small onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup shredded part skim-milk mozzarella

1 teaspoon chopped summer savory

¼ pound summer squash, thinly sliced

2 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped, toasted walnuts 


Preheat oven to 500. Preheat a pizza stone. In a small bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the minced garlic and let stand. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to form a 12-inch round, ¼ inch thick. Transfer the round to a lightly floured pizza peel.

  1. Leaving a ½ inch border of dough, brush the round with garlic oil and sprinkle with crush red pepper, salt and black pepper. Scatter the onion slices over the round; top with the mozzarella and savory. Arrange the squash slices on top in a single layer, overlapping slightly. Dot with crumbled goat cheese.
  2. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone and bake for 5 minutes until the bottom is crisp and the squash is slightly browned. Transfer the pizza to a work surface, sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with olive oil. Cut and serve.


Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM