Craving a fresh, summer themed pizza for your next pizza night? This Summer Squash and Tomato Pizza has all the fresh flavors of summer, all in one cheesy and delicious bite! The squash is caramelized to perfection and it adds so much flavor to this colorful vegetarian pizza recipe!
I hope you were eyeing the caramelized squash recipe I posted yesterday, because here’s your excuse to make it! This Summer Squash and Tomato Pizza is going to be a staple around here as long as we’re getting fresh zucchini from the garden. It’s packed full of fresh summer flavors and perfect for your next family pizza night!
Even if you like you don’t like summer squash, caramelizing it is such a game changer and it makes this pizza addictively good! You can make this vegetarian pizza recipe using fresh pizza dough, pre-cooked pizza crust, tortillas or even bagels.
Summer Squash and Tomato Pizza Recipe Ingredients
- Pizza Dough – You can make your own pizza dough or use store-bought. I like using the little bags of fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. It’s pretty cheap and the pizzas always come out great.
- Pizza Sauce – You can use any type of marinara or tomato sauce you like. Basil pesto would also be a great sauce option.
- Cheese – I used shredded mozzarella for this pizza. Mozarella is traditional pizza cheese but you can use your cheese of choice. Fresh, sliced mozzarella would be great too.
- Summer Squash – I used the squash from my recipe yesterday for this pizza and it was delicious! I use a mixture of yellow squash and zucchini that I caramelize in a pan until golden brown and flavorful. This doesn’t take too long and it’s so worth it!
- Tomatoes – I just used some roma tomatoes that I thinly sliced. Cherry tomatoes, or even heirloom tomatoes would be great too. The tomatoes will add a little liquid to the pizza, so it’s best if you can get rid of the juicy parts before putting on the pizza.
- Fresh Herbs – I didn’t have any fresh basil, which would have been really good, but parsley worked great too. You can use a mixture of different ones if you like.
How To Make Caramelized Summer Squash Pizza
- Make your caramelized squash. Follow directions that can be found in this post. For this pizza recipe you just need about one large pan full of the squash. You are more than welcome to load on more though!
- Pre-heat your oven. I pre-heat my oven to 500 degrees F when using fresh pizza dough. If using a pre-made crust that is already pre-cooked, just follow package directions for heating instructions.
- Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. Roll pizza dough out into shape of pizza pan and place dough onto pan. I like to prick my dough a few times with a fork so the dough doesn’t bubble up too much when it cooks.
- Spread the pizza dough with about 1/2 cup marinara sauce (it will depend on the size of your pizza) and top with about 1 cup shredded, or fresh, mozzarella. Next, add your thinly sliced tomatoes (optional) and lastly, top with all of your caramelized squash.
- Place the pizza in the pre-heated oven and bake until cheese is melted and pizza crust is completely cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, top with fresh herbs and enjoy.
Pizza Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there a gluten free crust option? Yes! I have this gluten free pizza crust (that’s also vegan) that would be a great base for this pizza.
- Can vegan cheese be used? Of course! Use your favorite vegan cheese for this pizza recipe.
- Can other toppings be added? Yes, feel free to add any other summer themed pizza toppings you like.
- How long do leftovers last in the refrigerator? Leftovers should last about 4 days, if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- How should leftover pizza be re-heated? Leftover pizza can be re-heated in the oven, microwave, air-fryer or frying pan.
Have a question I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP!