The best night of the week is pizza night! This corn, zucchini, and candied jalapeno pizza is both fun and delicious, keeping the good times rolling.
corn, zucchini, and candied jalapeno pizza

The best reward for good weekend behavior?!?!?

Some Monday Pizza Action. Fact.


For instance, this weekend I:

(a) worked out two days in a row

(b) didn’t eat an entire pint of ice cream by myself (Half? Three quarters? There’s only one spoonful left in the container? Who’s counting?!)

(c) went to lab on Sunday to work on my thesis

(d) only did minimal complaining about having to go to lab on Sunday to work on my thesis

(e) actually worked on my thesis (!!)

And I’m sure there’s something I’m forgetting about, given that I was such a fount of model citizenship over the past few days. I almost feel like I earned two of these.


Just don’t ask my husband about how I tricked him into cleaning the stovetop and doing the laundry and killing all the fruit flies for me and/or how I accidentally (on purpose) made this pizza too spicy for him so I would have to eat it all myself.



If you’re a spice fiend like I am, then there is everything to love about this pizza! And even if you’re not, well, the good thing is that you control how many candied jalapenos you top it with, so you can moderate to taste.

The corn and summer squash are pretty much a celebration of summer, and I am just obsessed with the sweet spice that the candied jalapenos add, especially when paired with layers of melty mozzarella. I’m not saying I’ll be topping everything I eat for the rest of the summer with them…but I’m not saying I won’t either. Prepare yourself.


I’ve been making pizza the same way for ages, but one thing I’ve changed up recently is to spray my pizza pan with Pompeian’s Grapeseed Oil Spray instead of olive oil before baking. It’s much better for cooking in high heat, and when you’re cranking your oven up as hot as it goes, which you should always do when making pizza, you definitely want to use something with a higher smoke point. Grapeseed oil spray in particular is my go-to because it has similar health benefits to oil olive and a delicate, fairly neutral taste. Bonus that the Pompeian Cooking Spray in particular has absolutely no propellants or weirdo artificial additives, so you don’t have to worry about your oil being mixed with chemicals. Love that.

You can do all kinds of high heat cooking with it, like frying, sauteing, stir frying, and grilling. Or you can just make pizza with it day in and day out.

No one would blame you.


Corn, Zucchini, and Candied Jalapeno Pizza
The best night of the week is pizza night! This corn, zucchini, and candied jalapeno pizza is both fun and delicious, keeping the good times rolling.
Yield: 8 slices
For the pizza crust
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water, divided
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For the pizza
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, very thinly sliced
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 ears corn kernels
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 jalapenos, sliced
  • grapeseed oil all-natural cooking spray, for greasing the pan
  • 8 oz mozzarella, grated
  1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast with a pinch of sugar and ¼ cup lukewarm water, stirring to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes. If it becomes foamy, then the yeast is alive and raring to go! If not, then the yeast is probably dead or too old and your dough won't rise, so go buy more.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the bread hook attachment, combine the flour, yeast/water mixture, remaining ¾ cup water, olive oil, and salt. Stir on medium speed until dough comes together. Stir on medium-high speed for five minutes. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, prep the topping. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the zucchini in the olive oil for 4-5 minutes, or until tender and just starting to brown. Season to taste with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
  4. To make the candied jalapenos, bring the sugar, honey, apple cider vinegar, and salt to a simmer in a medium pot, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the jalapeno slices to the pot and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. Heat oven to 500F.
  6. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with Grapeseed Oil cooking spray. When the dough has risen, spread it over the prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle ¾ of the cheese over the pizza dough, leaving a 1-inch edge all around for the crust. Top with the zucchini, corn, and candied jalapenos. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bottom starts to brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 slices

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pompeian. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.


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42 Responses to Corn, Zucchini, and Candied Jalapeno Pizza

  1. Candied Jalapeno!! You are the BEST, Joanne. The pizza looks droolworthy!

  2. That candied jalapeno will be the end of me … it sounds TOO GOOD!!
    Also, pizza on a Monday = Best plan ever!

  3. Oh wow! What a beauty! Pizza on a Monday sounds the best thing! Candied jalapeno sounds incredible, Joanne! So much to love about this pizza! 🙂

  4. Loving ALL of these flavours. Especially together. This pizza looks FAB girl!

  5. OK, I think you have just convinced me that I need to get over my jalapeño phobia. Because, CANDIED JALAPENOS. And PIZZA.

  6. Soooo unique! Leave it to you to come up with candied jalapenos!
    And you were definitely the model citizen this past weekend 🙂

  7. Working out two days in a row and working on your thesis is a weekend well spent. You deserve a pint of ice cream for that! 🙂

  8. haha, you always crack me up! How did I know that you purposely made this pizza spicier so the.boy couldn’t eat it?! A girl after my own heart! 😛 this pizza is insane!!! love!

  9. Love your list of accomplishments. I thought that after I finished my PhD that I wouldn’t ever go into lab on a weekend again but I definitely do because shocker, things still need to be started on Sunday in order to have something to do on Monday more than just starting a culture or digest. And holy pile of jalapenos! My boyfriend would love this pizza.

  10. Emily says:

    You had me at candied jalapeno. Ingenious! And corn on a pizza is totally underrated. Love that you embraced it.

  11. Trisha says:

    I’ve just had breakfast, but I’m still drooling over these photos of zucchini/fresh corn/melty mozzarella cheese perfection! My hubs is the spice-eater in our house, but I think I could handle a few of these sweet candied jalapeños too. Adding to the dinner rotation for next week!

  12. Firstly, congrats on a good weekend! Secondly, candied jalapeños? I have never heard of these before, but they sound like they would be perfect on a pizza. I have a serious pizza craving now.

  13. I was just wondering how to use up a pile of jalapeños that I somehow collected. This pizza looks like the perfect way to use them!

  14. SallyBR says:

    I am mesmerized by the candied jalapenos…. cannot stop thinking about them….. (sigh)

  15. Julia says:

    Ah yes, I would definitely say your Monday warrants a pizza after the productive weekend you had. Those candied jalapenos? GENIUS! I’ve never candied a jalapeno and am obsessed with pickled peppers, so this whole thing is super intriguing to me. Plus the corn? GAH, I need this summer pizza in my face trap.

  16. Gorgeous pizza!!! Love all of the ingredients!! And the candied jalapeño has totally piqued my interest!!

  17. Now this is a pizza! We have a ton of jalapenos from the garden and one lone zucchini. I’m definitely putting them on a pizza!

  18. I ran both Saturday and Sunday, too. So we are both winning as far as I’m concerned. I also think I deserve 4 slices of this. AND a pint of ice cream. Isn’t that really the reason TO run?

  19. Oh mama…

    After such a productive weekend, you DEFINITELY deserved an entire pizza 😉

  20. Heather says:

    Candied jalapenos?! Sure, I’ll have to make a separate pizza for everyone else, but I’ okay with that. Bring on the spice!

  21. It sounds like you had a very productive weekend. I’m all about getting in a nap….. I didn’t know Pompein had a grapeseed spray!! That’s awesome, they have such good products. This is totally my kind of pizza!! I have a jar of pickled jalapenos in the fridge believe it or not 😉

  22. I have been stuffing my face like nobody’s business with none other than corn and zucchini lately…and this is calling to me! Not to mention candied jalapenos, I mean, YUM.

  23. Pam says:

    You had me at candied jalapeno… this pizza looks incredible!

  24. Lynn says:

    A perfect Monday treat!

  25. grace says:

    oooh, candied jalapenos sound great, even just by themselves! considering my love for corn and recent cravings for pizza, this might be making an appearance on our table soon!

  26. You know when you see someone’s face, and their mouths are wide open, and you laugh? Yup, that’s me lol. And you must tell me how you tricked your husband to cleaning, I need to try that ;).

  27. Erica says:

    I LOVEEEE jalapenos on my pizza. And zucchini and corn is just sooo summery. Love your style 😉

  28. Christina says:

    Ah you had me at candied jalapeno! And now I’m ready for second lunch. (is that a thing?)

  29. I’ve never had candied jalapenos, but they sound amazing! What a fun summer pizza idea!

  30. Jessie says:

    WOW, Joanne!! Candied jalapeno?? You are so creative in the kitchen! I think Mondays should be official pizza days in the EWWO household 🙂

    And now I need to know your husband’s fruit fly disposal techniques!

  31. Pizza night is the best and now I know what to do with the jar of cowboy candy (aka candied jalapenos) I have left from canning!

  32. Reeni says:

    What a creative pizza! It looks incredibly delicious! I’m loving the summer veggies and those jalapenos – I’d make mine extra spicy too.

  33. Dave would have shared the pizza with you 😉

  34. easypeasy says:

    That is so cool about Pompeian’s Grapeseed Oil Spray I didn’t even know that such a thing existed! We have been looking for something like that for years because we don’t like cook with dangers chemicals and artificial additives. And this pizza looks absolutely amazing! Perfect for summer! 🙂

  35. Sarah says:

    I don’t know about you but I typically also reward myself with pizza for “poor weekend behavior.” Incidentally Dave and I also had home-made pizza tonight! (Your’s looks better LOL) Hope the thesis is coming along.. 🙂

  36. We tend to have our pizza night on a Thursday (almost the weekend reward!) but I’m thinking Mondays could be in the running for an alternative now. And, of course, this pizza to start us off.

  37. Kelly says:

    This pizza is completely well deserved after such a productive weekend 🙂 It looks crazy delicious! Love the candied jalapenos!

  38. Now that’s a tasty looking pizza!

  39. Go you for putting your work in on Sunday! All I did last Sunday was drink beer and eat chocolate so I say you sunday was definitely way more productive than mine. And yes, pizza is the perfect way to celebrate all life achievements!

  40. Johanna GGG says:

    I always love your pizzas – though that is a lot of jalapeno for me. I don’t oil my pizza trays at all – just sprinkle with cornmeal or polenta

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