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Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza

Fresh Corn and Poblano Pizza

Fresh Corn, Poblano & Cheddar PizzaThis vegetarian Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza is perfect for summer get-togethers. In this recipe, sweet corn meets smoky roasted poblano pepper.

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I’m a recipe hoarder. I subscribe to a bunch of cooking magazines and cut out recipes pretty liberally. Because I have so many recipes saved, a recipe has to really rock my socks if I’m going to make it again. It can’t just be good, it has to be good.

Fresh Corn for Pizza
The first time I made this Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza recipe from Cooking Light, we loved it so much that we made it again the next week. And now, 7 years later, it’s become a summer tradition of ours. As soon as I start seeing fresh corn at the farmers market or grocery store, I make this pizza. And then I’ll make it every few weeks for as long as corn is in season. LIke I said, it’s rare that I make the same recipe more than once, but this pizza is one that we never get tired of. In fact, I’m pretty confident that if you try it, it will be your new summer tradition too.

Fresh Corn and Poblano Pizza

Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza

Sweet corn meets smoky roasted poblanos in this summer pizza recipe. Slightly adapted from Cooking Light's Roasted Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 1 large poblano chile
  • olive oil mister or cooking spray
  • 2 cup fresh corn kernels about 4 ears
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 medium zucchini quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 13.8 oz can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fat-free sour cream optional


  • Preheat broiler.
  • Place poblano chile on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 10 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning halfway through cooking time.
  • Lower oven temperature to 425°F.
  • Place pepper in a zip-top bag and seal; let stand 10 minutes. Carefully remove skin, seeds, and stem, then chop pepper.
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with oil or cooking spray. Add corn, green onions, garlic, and zucchini; sauté 2 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Stir in milk; cook over medium heat 3–4 minutes or until liquid has almost evaporated. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, salt, and pepper. Stir in poblano pepper, corn mixture, and cheese.
  • Unroll pizza dough onto parchment paper. It should form a 13 x 8 inch rectangle; if it doesn't, use your hands to shape it into one. Spread corn mixture over dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold edge of dough over corn mixture. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with sour cream (if using).


Serving: 1slice of pizza
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This post was originally published on 27 July 2011.

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    July 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    What a cool twist on pizza. Sounds delicious!

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    July 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    That sounds really yummy!

    Frugally Green Mom

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    Texas Type A Mom
    July 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I didn't realize how hungry I was until I read this post. Now I have an uncontrollable urge for pizza but don't have the ingredients for this.

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    July 28, 2011 at 1:26 am

    WOW! This sounds so good. Fresh corn is on sale at our store this week! Thank you for sharing something new to fix!

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    July 29, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Sounds really yummy! I love pizza!

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    August 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    This sounds like a fantasticly complimentary combo of flavors! I have tons of recipes too… Sometimes it takes me years to try them.

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    June 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This looks perfect! I could definitely eat this every week 😉

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      June 8, 2012 at 7:17 am

      I think I could have it twice a week even! 🙂

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste
    June 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    This pizza just screams Summer and I’m hearing it loud and clear! Yum! 😀

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      June 8, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Yeah, when I can start making this pizza that’s when it starts feeling like summer. 🙂

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    June 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    This sounds delicious. What’s the purpose of the eggs? Could I make the pizza without them?

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      June 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

      The eggs hold everything together. You could definitely try making the pizza without them though–omit the milk too and remove from heat once the veggie mixture has started to brown. If you make it that way, come back and let me know how it turned out! 🙂

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        June 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

        Great, thank you! 🙂

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    June 9, 2012 at 9:24 am

    This recipe was a tear-out of mine too and is still in heavy summer rotation. I can’t believe it’s been seven years!

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      June 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

      I couldn’t either! When I saw that date on the Cooking Light website and realized I’ve been making it that long, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit old. 😉

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    Christina Queen
    March 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Does this taste like a “breakfast pizza” due to the eggs? Has anyone successfully omitted the eggs?

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      March 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      No, I don’t think it tastes like a breakfast pizza. I’ve never made it without the eggs and I haven’t heard from anyone else saying that they have, but I think the recipe would work out fine if you omitted the milk too.

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    Dana Scott
    July 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I made this tonight for supper, and it was really good! My crust got a little dark on the bottom though. I used the Pillsbury thin crust for my pizza dough. Next time I might make it in a glass pyrex cake pan, which may help prevent the bottom of the pizza crust from over browning. I’ve made several quiches and breakfast pizzas that way, so I think it might work. This would also be a good recipe for breakfast or brunch as well.

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      July 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      It’s definitely a great breakfast recipe! I haven’t had a problem with the crust getting too dark, but making it in a Pyrex dish would have the added benefit of catching any of the egg mixture if it runs off!

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    August 3, 2020 at 11:49 am

    4 stars
    Great taste! A little “eggy” for what I was looking for. I’ll try less eggs next time. But there will be a next time! ?

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