You can add squash to the list of things-that-you-wouldn’t-think-would-be-good-on-pizza-but-are. In our ongoing quest to find great recipes for our summer squash we decided to put some on a pizza. The squash softens up just the right amount and tastes great with the pepperoni and tomatoes.
Pizza with Summer Squash
Our favorite homemade pizzas start with this recipe for fake Papa John’s pizza dough.
We modify it slightly, using regular active dry yeast instead of quick acting yeast and by changing step 3. With the regular active dry yeast we let it rise for 45 minutes instead of the 15 in the recipe.
We have been using canned spaghetti sauce for our pizzas lately, although we have made our own from tomato sauce and spices in the past. We spread the sauce thinly on ours so you can still see the crust through the sauce.
Top the pizza with summer squash, pepperoni, pineapple and tomatoes then sprinkle with cheese and bake until the cheese it starting to brown.
For best results use a cheddar and mozzarella mix for your cheese. The two cheeses combined have a better flavor and color than either of them alone.