Summer Squash Pizza

Summer Squash Pizza: Garlicky flatbread pizza topped with summer squash, fresh arugula and garlic and herb cheddar. Short on time; big on flavor!

Summer Squash Flatbread Pizza

Can pizza Thursday be a thing? We should make it a thing!

Though, confession, I’ve totally already had pizza twice this week. It’s a post-vacation ritual of sorts.

Upon returning from a trip, the first week back is all about stocking the fridge with the freshest, healthiest meal ingredients we can get our hands on. We blend up smoothies and make huge salads and grill up the most amazing salmon sandwiches of life.

The week after? We get super busy jumping back into our normal routine, then subsequently lazy, then skip the grocery store in favor of raiding the freezer for my hidden frozen pizza dough stash.

This time around our laziness was rewarded with a stash of garlic naan that basically screamed “EAT ME!” from the bottom of the freezer drawer. [There are worse things it could have screamed] I kindly obliged and topped the buttery garlic crust with melted garlic and herb cheddar and mozzarella, piled on perfectly seasoned summer squash and added a small tower of arugula and onion for good measure.

You’ll want to lick the pizza slicer.

You’ll also want to refrain from licking the pizza slicer because, ow.

Also, excuse the horrible photos. I need to add this bad boy to the re-shoot list because this Summer Squash Pizza is DELICIOUS!!! It needs photos that do it justice, like woah!

Summer Squash Pizza

Recipe makes one personal pizza. Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple as needed to serve family and friends!

Summer Squash Flatbread Pizza

Summer Squash Pizza

Summer Squash Pizza: Garlicky flatbread pizza topped with summer squash, fresh arugula and garlic and herb cheddar. Short on time; big on flavor!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: squash pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow summer squash sliced
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove fresh minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a drizzle of your favorite healthy oil for sauteing
  • 1 fluffy garlic naan flatbread
  • 2-3 ounces of your favorite cheese
  • 1 cup fresh baby arugula tossed in olive oil and a splash of vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1-2 TBSP minced red onion 

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat a small pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of your favorite healthy oil.
  • Add squash and saute until tender, seasoning with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. If using fresh garlic add it after the squash has mostly softened and then cook for an additional minute.
  • Grate your cheeses over the flatbread and add the squash.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted. For extra-bubbly cheese you can set the oven to broil for the last minute, but keep an eye on it to prevent charring.
  • Top with a heaping up of fresh arugula and chopped red onion.
  • Commence pizza party in your mouth.

Notes

t-rex chefs: prosciutto makes a tasty addition!
vegansaurus chefs: shred your favorite vegan cheese, add in some fresh herbs, and roasted or sauteed garlic and have at it! 

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal, Carbohydrates: 68g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 1208mg, Potassium: 642mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1435IU, Vitamin C: 36.3mg, Calcium: 549mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Summer Squash Pizza Flatbread

Helloooo garlic! This pizza had just enough garlic to high-five my taste buds, but not so much that I felt like I had to chug a bottle of mouthwash

The crisp garlicky crust with hot melted cheese was a perfect match for the refreshing, peppery arugula and zesty red onion.

Sometimes you just need comfort food… with salad on top for good measure.

Jenn Laughlin Headshot Photo - About the Author
About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin created Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star!

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Questions & Reviews

  1. No way!!!! That’s awesome! A bunch of my friends met their future husbands on Facebook! =) Love it!

  2. I just noticed the ‘is pizza a food group’ label. you are awesome.

    I also had to google what summer squash was. We call it yellow zucchini. Way to play tricks, Jenn.

  3. I think pizza should be an everyday thing…especially if it’s on naan 🙂 This looks absolutely delicious!

  4. Pizza Thursday should TOTALLY be a thing. I love pizza, but I’m craving it even more than usual during pregnancy. I could eat it every day, and this version is no exception! Looks delish.