Grilled Smoked-Mozzarella and Yellow Squash Pizzettes Recipe

  • 1 yellow squash (1/2 pound)
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • cornmeal for dusting baking sheet
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely grated smoked mozzarella
  1. Prepare grill. Thinly slice squash. Halve and thinly slice tomato lengthwise. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook squash with salt and pepper to taste, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Add tomato and cook until squash is barely tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  2. Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a floured surface with floured hands rotate and stretch each piece into a 4-inch round. (Do not roll out, as dough has too much elasticity and will shrink.) Put rounds in one layer on cornmeal-dusted baking sheet.
  3. Grill rounds, cornmeal sides up, on a lightly oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until undersides are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. If crusts puff up in the center, prick with a fork to allow air to escape. Flip crusts over with a metal spatula and top each with one fourth squash mixture. Sprinkle pizzettes with mozzarella and grill until undersides are golden and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.