Squash Blossom Pizza

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With tomato sauce and torn fresh mozzarella, the toppings are simple on this squash blossom pizza to let the flowers be the star of the pie.

Squash Blossom Pizza

I finally did it. After years of admiring squash blossoms at the farmers market, I bought a bunch.

I don’t know what took me so long to give those vibrant orange flowers a try.

Maybe it was because I didn’t want to just stuff them with cheese and fry them, which might be the most popular way to eat them.

Sometimes I splurge on fried food when I’m at a restaurant, but the idea of standing over a hot pot of oil on the stove intimidates me.

Instead I used them as a topping on this grilled squash blossom pizza.

It just felt like the right way to pay respect to my big market purchase.

How To Make A Squash Blossom Pizza

First, I made the dough and let it rise.

During the summer, we eat grilled pizza multiple times a week.

Because of its high temperature, the grill is the best way that I have found to get restaurant-like crust.

In my dream world, I would have a pizza oven in my backyard. For now (and probably forever), I will keep at it with my grill.

Once the dough was ready and the grill was hot, I rolled out the pizza.

Then I grilled it on both sides making sure it was bubbled and charred.

After that I took the crust off the grill and spread on tomato sauce.

After carefully separating the petals of the squash blossoms, I arranged them on the pizza.

I tore fresh mozzarella and scattered that in between the petals.

Finally, I returned the squash blossom pizza to the grill for a couple minutes to let the cheese melt.

Not only did the blossoms look beautiful, but they added a fresh flavor to the grilled pizza.

I will definitely put them on my farmers market shopping list again.SaveSaveSaveSave

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Squash Blossom Pizza

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 18 minutes
Servings: 6
With tomato sauce and torn fresh mozzarella, the toppings are simple on this squash blossom pizza to let the flowers be the star of the pie.


  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl and brushing pizza
  • 1-1/2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella torn
  • 6 squash blossoms de-stemmed and petals separated


  • For the dough, combine the water, yeast, sugar and olive oil and let stand for 5 minutes until foamy. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until it forms a shaggy dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. (Alternatively, the dough can be mixed in the bowl of a stand mixer using a dough hook.)
  • Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to an oiled bowl and cover. Place the bowl in a warm spot to allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill on medium high heat.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough in a 12 inch circle. Place the dough directly on the grates and grill for 3 minutes with the lid closed until the crust has grill marks and has puffed up. Turn over the crust and grill for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove the crust from the grill. Spread the tomato sauce leaving a 1/2-inch border at the edge. Arrange the mozzarella and squash blossoms on top.  Put the pizza back on the grill for a couple minutes to let the cheese melt. Slice and serve right away.


Recipe makes 1 12-inch pizza.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
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