24 Sunny Day Flatbreads And Summer Pizza Recipes
Pizza all day every day, amirite? This (genius) thought process shouldn’t disappear in the summertime just because everyone and their mother wants to grill burgers and tacos. After all, there are plenty of summer pizza recipes. Think fresh produce, herbs, and grilled meats — OH MY. These 24 bright and beautiful pizza recipes are al fresco-approved, seasonal, and ready to be plopped onto your plate.
Pizzas are one of our favorite summer food of all time, but so are burgers. With this delicious recipe you don't have to choose! Make sure you save the onions and pickles for after the pizza comes out of the oven so that you have a nice hot and cold contrast. (via Brit + Co)
If you've never had pesto on pizza, then you are in for a treat with this pizza! The kale and corn add some extra health points but the way that the sea salt and chili flakes work with the fresh Parmesan adds another layer of flavor. (via Brit + Co)
Artichoke Basille's Pizza Margherita Pizza Recipe
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for the bowl
- 3 1/2 cups high-gluten flour
- In a large bowl combine 1 cup water, yeast, salt, and oil. The salt is gonna give it great taste and color and the oil provides the great texture.
- Then add the flour—mix it by hand until it forms a ball and looks smooth.
- Take it out of the bowl, add a little oil to the bowl, then place the dough ball back into the bowl (the oil will keep it from sticking).
- Cover the bowl with a dish towel or something that will allow the dough to breathe.
- Give it an hour; it should double in size.
(Makes about 2 1/2 cups)
- Get a can of Italian peeled plum tomatoes, preferably San Marzano, but California tomatoes are just as good. For one pizza, use a 20-ounce can.
- Pour the tomatoes in a bowl and smash them with your hand until they are the consistency of a chunky sauce.
- Add 3 pinches of salt and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. That’s it, plain and simple.
- 1 batch pizza dough
- 1 cup of flour
- 10 ounces whole-milk mozzarella, preferably Polly-O (just buy a pound and use what you use), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 batch Pizza Sauce
- 4 tablespoons grated Locatelli Pecorino Romano or any other Pecorino if you can’t find Locatelli 1 ovalini fresh mozzarella, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup grated Parmigiana Reggiano
- Olive oil
- Turn your oven up as high as it goes—we’re talking 550 to 600°F. Let it preheat for at least an hour.
- You’re going to need what we call a “peel” to get your pie into the oven. If you don’t have one, that’s ok; you can use the top of any pizza box or any other piece of cardboard that’s at least 16-by-16-inches.
- First flour your peel and start stretching your dough. Start by pressing down your dough from the outside and working your way into the middle. Try not to take all of the air out of it.
- Once it’s flattened, pick it up and gently toss it back and forth. Try not to let the center get thin. It’s important that the dough is even.
- Stretch it into about a 16-inch circle, then put it on the floured peel.
- Once the dough is ready to do on your peel, spread the cubed mozzarella evenly over the dough and distribute two 6-ounce ladlefuls of sauce over the cheese. Start from the edge and create a bull’s eye right up to the middle. Try to distribute it as evenly as possible, then sprinkle your pecorino over the sauce, and your ovalini mozzarella on top of that.
- Let it cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, until it looks like all the cheese has melted and started to brown.
- Finish with a sprinkling of Parmigiana Reggiano and a drizzle of olive oil.
You've seen mug cakes and mac and cheese in a mug. Say hello to our other favorite take on this dorm room-approved dish: pizza in a mug! Aside from the fact that it features all of our favorite pizza ingredients, we love that this recipe only takes under 5 minutes. (via Brit + Co)
We've had cold slices of pizza for breakfast plenty of times before, and with these pizza pop tarts, there's no excuse to not have some for breakfast! Fill with all your favorite toppings and don't forget the extra sauce. (via Brit + Co)
This keto recipe is perfect for anyone who can't have pizza the way that it usually comes. Make the dough ahead of time and wait for your friends to come over so you can have a pizza-making party together! (via Brit + Co)
Topped with chicken and mounds of cheese, this ‘za will have ranch dressing lovers skipping the traditional tomato sauce. You might as well grab the whole bottle because we want to dip our slices too! (via The Gracious Wife)
With a simple homemade no-knead flatbread, this veg-friendly pizza is ready in a snap. Top it off with juicy cherry tomatoes, briny green olives, greens, and a creamy drizzle of cashew sauce. *Chef's kiss.* (via Kitchen Sanctuary)
These bite-sized pizza donuts make for great appetizers. Just roll out your dough, cut into circles, and place your go-to pizza toppings in the center. We'll take pepperoni and mushroom please. (via Brit + Co)
This pie adds a gourmet twist with rare-cooked sirloin, mushrooms, herbaceous pesto, garlic, rosemary, and mouth-watering Gruyere. Your fam will think they're in a restaurant! (via Elemental Custard)
If you need a quick fix, this garlicky and herbaceous naan pizza will do the trick. Top it with a tasty blend of mozzarella and cheddar, and garnish with fresh basil for the ultimate summer vibe. (via Domestic Gothess)
Bring your love for shrimp and pizza together with cheesy and garlicky goodness. Thanks to the ease of a ready-made crust, you’ll be mowing down in less than 30! (via The Blond Cook)
This lightened-up pizza brings simple ingredients together while choosing pillowy ricotta over gooey cheese, and it’s AH-mazing. (via The Last Food Blog)
Channel your love for Hawaiian pizza and kick it up a few notches with barbecue sauce, tender chicken, and punchy jalapeños. And yes, in our humble opinion, pineapple does belong on pizza! (via Two Peas and their Pod)
The brunch gods are looking out for us with a version topped with asparagus, salty prosciutto, and perfectly baked eggs. Add some hollandaise sauce for good measure and you've got yourself the eggs Benedict of pizza. (via Love and Confections)
With red peppers, red onions, chopped kale, and feta, this recipe will have you choosing hummus over tomato sauce *every* flippin’ time. (via The Almond Eater)
Bright and beautiful flatbread is covered in a mouth-watering mix of tender chicken, sweet strawberries, and creamy avocado for a pizza that’s perfect for the patio. (via Well Plated by Erin)
Inspired by the oh-so-refreshing Caprese salad, this flatbread is adorned with soft mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil for one of the easiest dinners you’ll make this season. Save a few ingredients so you can snack while the pizza's in the oven ;). (via Bijoux and Bits)
This masterpiece can be an appetizer, but you can also eat the entire thing yourself — and with goat cheese, caramelized onions, cherries, and spinach, you’ll *want* to. (via What’s Gaby Cooking?)
Peppery arugula and salty bacon make a great pair, especially on a pizza next to pan-roasted tomatoes and melty mozzarella. (via Nourish and Fete)
Tandoori chicken brings your traditional recipe to a WHOLE new level of awesome with mango chutney, onion, mushrooms, and mozzarella. When you're ready to serve, add a bowl with cooling cucumber and yogurt for extra *wow* factor. (via Sugar Salt Magic)
This puffy and pillowy crust acts as a perfect bed to strawberries, feta, pine nuts, and arugula that go on top; hit it with a balsamic glaze to be sent straight to pizza heaven. (via Feast and Fable)
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