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Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

When I made the zucchini pizza crust I decided that corn would be a good topping since it was also in season and because I wanted to try it since I had never had corn on pizza. The problem with that decision was that within a few minutes of thinking about it I had several great ideas for pizza topping combos including corn and I had a hard time deciding which to try first! After the fabulous success of the first corn topped pizza I had to try another and this time the idea was based on a chicken and corn chowder soup.

Corn chowders are commonly creamy so a regular tomato based pizza sauce was out and a creamy alfredo sauce was in! In addition to the chicken and corn I added bacon and onions which are also common ingredients in chowders and I finished the pizza off with a hint of thyme which I always enjoy in chowders.

I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have never actually had a pizza with alfredo sauce on it (I almost never order pizza) but I have to admit that it is pretty amazing, especially on this corn chowder inspired pizza! Cream and corn were practically meant for each other and the bacon and corn combo isn't too far behind, but with all three of them together on one pizza it is out of this world! This pizza reminded me of corn chowder and it definitely worked really well on a zucchini pizza crust! I have a feeling that I will be making this pizza many more times this summer!

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza
Pass me another slice please!

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

Chicken Corn Chowder Zucchini Crust Pizza

A pizza inspired by the flavours of chicken corn chowder with a creamy alfredo sauce base, chicken, corn, bacon and onions with a hint of thyme.


Servings: 2-4

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-baked zucchini pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup alfredo sauce (see below)*
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and sliced or shredded
  • 1/2 cup corn or 1 ear of grilled corn
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces and cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
Directions
  1. Spread the alfredo sauce on the pizza, top with the mozzarella, chicken, corn, bacon and thyme and bake in a preheated 450F until the cheese is bubbling, about 10-15 minutes.

Feel free to use a store bought alfredo sauce instead of making this one to save time. If you use a store bought you can simmer it for a few minutes with a pinch of thyme to infuse it with its flavour.

Alfredo Sauce

A simple and tasty creamy garlic and thyme alfredo sauce.


Servings: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the cream, cheese and thyme, simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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13 comments:

Cajunville said...

Always looking for new and different ways to make pizza. This looks delicious and will try it. Thanks for sharing.

Tieghan said...

Corn on pizza is one of my favorite combos of the summer. This is such a creative idea and I just mad corn chowder so I have some leftover corn and chicken! Perfect!
This looks awesome, Kevin!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

This pizza looks delicious! Interesting to use zucchini as the crust, going to check it out!

Min said...

Seriously..I need to get inside your mind. Zucchini crust pizza? Pizza that tastes like corn chowder? Such a creative and fun recipe. I've heard of cauliflower crust pizza but this is my first time seeing one made with zucchini. I'm def going to make it soon. I actually LOVE pizza but it has to be tomato sauce..I don't really care for white sauce. However, like you said, with all the flavorful components, this one may just change my preferences.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I'm with you - you need to pass me a slice too! :)

Barbara said...

Zucchini in the crust? never tried it before! Pizza looks delicious and will deffinitely try to make it sometime!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Stunning pizza, Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Barbara: The crust is made entirely with zucchini and it is a really nice lighter alternative to your standard flour dough crust that is healthier and gluten free.

Ashley - Baker by Nature said...

This pizza looks amazing! I'm wishing I had a slice for my belly right now!

Luca said...

That looks so so so delicious, and thank you for sharing the recipe! And thanks for the heads up about zucchini crust, a good call!

Barbara said...

Thank you Kevin. I will deffinitely try it!

Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper said...

This sounds like a FABULOUS idea for pizza!!

Anonymous said...

The crust alone smells awesome in the oven and this all put together smelled great too! It's definitely a fork and knife pizza, but really delicious!

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