Roasted Corn and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

I remembered that I had some fresh corn and decided to stop by the local pizza shop in my neighborhood to pick up some dough on my way home. Corn on pizza is amazing. If you haven’t tried it before, I really recommend it! It’s sweet and gives a nice texture to the pizza. I like to add something a little salty with it, like prosciutto, to balance it out. Pizza at home never disappoints me, it’s always a good idea.

Pizza dough, store bought or homemade
Smoked mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fresh corn, cut off the cob
3 slices prosciutto
1/2 shallot
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Start by cutting the corn off the cob and chopping the shallot. Add both to a pan with some olive oil and cook over medium heat until the corn starts getting a tiny bit browned. Remove from heat and set aside.

Flour your surface and rolling pin, and roll out the dough. Make sure to keep adding flour as you roll. Brush the dough with a little olive oil, then salt and pepper to taste. Next add the smoked mozzarella, corn, and prosciutto. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden.

Mushroom Pizza with Swiss Chard and Potato

Pizza is one of my favorite things to make. There are just so many options when it comes to toppings. I had a bunch of Swiss chard and mushrooms this week, so I picked up some pre-made dough at Trader Joe’s to make a pizza. If you can’t find dough in your grocery store and don’t have the time to make it, run to your local pizza place and they will usually sell you a big ball of it for a dollar or two, which is awesome!

Pizza dough
All-purpose flour
1 bunch of red Swiss chard
1 small shallot, chopped
White button mushrooms (though any mushroom will work well)
1 Yukon gold potato, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 cup smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
Black truffle oil, for drizzling
Fresh cracked pepper

Separate the leaves and stems of the chard. Chop the stems into 1 inch pieces, and roughly chop the leaves as well. Also cut up your mushrooms and shallot, and slice up the potato. Add your olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and chard stems and saute for about 3-4 minutes. You do the stems first as they take longer to cook down. Next add the chard leaves and cook until wilted, about another 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they give off some liquid.

While that cooks, flour a clean surface as well as your rolling pin, and begin to roll out the pizza dough in all directions. Make sure to keep your dough in the fridge until you need it so that it doesn’t get sticky, and continue to sprinkle flour while rolling it out. Place the dough on a baking sheet and add the tomato sauce, followed by the shredded cheese, thinly sliced potato, and mushroom mixture. Drizzle with the truffle oil and throw in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the bottom has a nice golden brown crust and the top is bubbly! Let cool for 5 minutes, then eat the entire thing.