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Sweet Corn, Pesto and Sausage Pizza – Corn Pizza

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Last Updated on August 11, 2021 by The Noms

A fabulous summer flavor with fresh corn and pesto pizza!


Being from the Midwest, both of us grew up with corn being a major part of our summer, picking corn from our gardens or stopping by the farm stand before dinner. Both of us have memories of sitting out on the deck shucking corn and looking forward to chomping down a bunch of cobs around the dinner table.


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Sausage Corn and Pesto Pizza with ears of corn and basil on a cutting boardRolling Pin / Food Processor


Corn and Pesto Pizza

Sweet corn is a major staple of Nebraska, where we live, and we see fields of it wherever we go! This is a standard veggie that we buy every year, especially local sweet corn!


Sausage Corn and Pesto Pizza with ears of corn and basil on a cutting board

Most of the time we east corn on the cob with just straight salt, pepper and butter. We wanted to try something different with this recipe!



We decided that we had to find a cool way to use corn. We’ve been into making some really great pizzas with some of the greens from our garden as well as some of fantastic local cheese we get from the Omaha Farmer’s Market. And so was born this corn and pesto pizza.


Sausage Corn and Pesto Pizza with ears of corn and basil on a cutting board


Sausage Corn and Pesto Pizza with ears of corn and basil on a cutting board

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Pesto Corn Pizza on cutting board with corn cob in back. Pizza has basil leaves, corn, sausage and pesto.
Yield: 120

Sweet Corn, Pesto and Sausage Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A fantastic summertime pizza, with fresh sweet corn and pesto sauce. This corn pizza will be perfect for a party!


For the Pesto

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic

For the Pizza

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup corn (about 2 cobs, kernels cut off) sear for a few minutes in 1 Tbsp butter
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt, pepper and garlic
  • 1 cup sausage, browned
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pizza Dough - use either store bought or your favorite homemade recipe


For the Pizza

Preheat oven to 350°.

Roll out the pizza dough, top with a drizzle of olive oil.

Sprinkle salt, pepper and granulated garlic on top.

Place sausage on top of dough, spread out. Place teaspoonfuls of pesto atop the sausage, spaced well.

Spoon the corn kernels over the top, top with cheese, and place in the oven.

For the Pesto

Combine basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

Add 1/2 cup of olive oil and process until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper, add lemon juice.

Add in cheese and blend until smooth. Add extra olive oil if needed.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 15.8gSaturated Fat: 4.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 6.1gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.9gProtein: 6.1g

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Pesto, Sausage and Corn Pizza top shot on cutting board with basil leaves and corn cobs on side


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