Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives

Sweet summer corn and salty bacon are a match made in heaven….and this Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives is heaven on Earth. Perfectly charred crust is topped with a zingy horseradish sauce then sprinkled with caramelized sweet corn, bacon and fresh snipped chives. Inspired by a local favorite, this is one of summer’s greatest creations.

Easy and ready in minutes, this Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives is summer's greatest gift! Great for tailgating! |

I’m a sucker for sweet corn….the kind that you buy off the back of a tractor packed on the side of a field. The kind you have to shuck yourself and cover yourself in corn silk…..the kind you slather with half a stick of butter and sprinkle with sea salt. That’s one of my favorite flavors of summer. Better than a bowl full of buttered popcorn…even though they are basically the same thing. But not. Sweet corn is like a peach to me….I savor them as much as I can while their season lasts because before you know it, it’s over. And you’re biting into a piece of starchy corn or mealy peach while you’re trying to hang onto summer with a death grip.

Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives |

A local pizza place right down the street created a pizza that’s topped with fresh summer sweet corn. It’s called….the corn pie. 🙂 So clever with that name but it doesn’t leave any question as to what is on it.  I crave it all year long and so, I created my own recipe for their corn pie and took it one step further by grilling both the corn AND the crust…..and so, now, we have Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives.

Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives |

I used my easy Pizza Dough recipe for the base and divided it into two equal pieces so you’ll, essentially, have to pizzas when you’re done. You can save the second dough for later or make an entirely different pizza if you’d like. And while a lot of people love a red sauced pizza (and you can use this No Cook Pizza Sauce if you’re tied to red pizza ONLY) I, actually, used a horseradish sauce from THIS Prime Rib recipe because…..why not.

Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives |

And while you can make this Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives all year long substituting the fresh corn with frozen corn that’s been thawed and charred in a skillet….it’s, as you can guess, so much better in the summer with freshly shucked sweet corn.  It would be a fantastic addition to a pizza party for Pizza Fridays along with this California Club Pizza and this Grilled Margherita Pizza.  OR you could totally add this Chicken Enchilada Pizza to the grill…..hello, tailgating party!!!!


Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives |

Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 494 kcal

pizza night is the perfect time for this grilled corn pizza!



  • 1 No Fail Pizza Dough recipe Or your favorite ready made pizza dough
  • 2 ears sweet corn shucked and silk removed
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbed
  • 1 cup horseradish-mustard sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives


  1. Prepare the grill.
  2. Brush the corn with olive oil and place directly on the grill grates. Cook until slightly charred, turning every couple minutes to cook each side. Remove from the grill and rest until cool enough to handle.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the cob and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Brush the grill grates with olive oil.
  5. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and roll out until approximately 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the dough directly on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  6. Flip the dough over and top each with 1/2 the horseradish sauce. Turn off the heat and divide the toppings (both cheeses, corn and bacon) evenly between both pizzas. Close the grill to melt the cheese.
  7. Remove the pizzas to a serving platter and sprinkle with the chopped chives. 
  8. Cut each pizza into 4-8 even pieces and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn Pizza with Bacon and Chives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 1232mg54%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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