Two No-Sauce Summer Pizza Recipes (2024)

July 22, 2012

posted by Marina Delio | 21 Comments

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These two light and fresh sauceless pizza recipes are going to be your favorites all summer long!

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Summer has finally arrived in Santa Barbara. The icky June gloom has lifted and the sun is shining. Pizza night is a tradition in our family, but when it’s hot out I always crave lighter, sauce-free pizzas loaded with fresh summer produce. The girls love to stretch and roll out the dough and brush on a little garlic olive oil in place of sauce. Here are a couple of summery pizza topping combinations that we really loved from last week’s pizza night. I like both of these drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar.

Thinking outside the tomato sauce cheese pizza box is really fun and tasty. And a great way to use up extra produce. Which pizza do you like better – nectarine or tomato? Any other summer pizza topping suggestions for me?

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Also, I was thrilled to be featured on the uber stylish Style Me Pretty blog today. You can see my picks for a backyard summer dinner there.

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How to Make No Sauce Pizza

Start with homemade pizza dough, or a store-bought one to stave time. Once it’s stretched or rolled into a thin round crust, it’s ready for topping. I like to brush with olive oil instead of sauce.

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Yield: Serves 4

Sauceless Summer Pizza Recipes

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time20 minutes

Two favorite sauceless pizza recipes that are vegetarian, light, and fresh. These two no-sauce pizzas are perfect for using up summer produce like cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and nectarines.

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Nectarine and Goat Cheese Pizza

  • (16 oz.) pizza dough, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large nectarines, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup microgreens or fresh basil leaves

Cherry Tomato, Zucchini Ribbon, and Burrata Pizza

  • 1 (16 oz.) pizza dough, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, any color
  • 8 oz. burrata cheese, drained, patted dry, and torn into large pieces (available at Trader, Joe's, Whole Foods, and other stores)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt such as fleur de sel



  1. Preheat the oven and a pizza stone (if using) to 550 degrees. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface.
  2. Brush olive oil and minced garlic over dough. Top with goat cheese, onion, and nectarines. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crust is crisp.
  3. Top with microgreens or basil.


  1. Preheat the oven and a pizza stone (if using) to 550 degrees.
  2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil and minced garlic over dough.
  3. Top with zucchini, tomatoes, and burrata cheese. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crust is crisp.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 531Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 732mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.

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posted July 22, 2012 by Marina Delio

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21 comments on “Two No-Sauce Summer Pizza Recipes”

  1. Thyme (Sarah) July 23, 2012 @ 1:04 am Reply

    Wonderful Friday night pizza combinations! If I had to choose…I would go with the cherry tomato, zucchini, and burrata cheese one! Delicious.

  2. marla {Family Fresh Cooking} July 23, 2012 @ 1:35 am Reply

    Love both of these pizzas. I'll have a slice of each please 🙂

  3. Heather July 23, 2012 @ 3:11 am Reply

    that nectarine pizza sounds like heaven on a crust!

  4. Hanna July 23, 2012 @ 3:37 am Reply

    These look amazing! Love the addition of fruit

  5. Amber July 23, 2012 @ 6:24 am Reply

    Wonderful summer pizza!

  6. Tricia July 23, 2012 @ 1:12 pm Reply

    Mmmm, these both look so yummy! I would probably go with the one that has zucchini 🙂

  7. LV July 23, 2012 @ 3:28 pm Reply

    What a great summer pizza. Looks and sounds heavenly.

  8. Mrs. Mari July 23, 2012 @ 5:51 pm Reply

    With my husband on chemo, and not doing well, I have had to cut way back on ingredients used in meals especially anything overly tastey and no spicey at all. i have been ordering meals from for 7-days a week for 2 months now, and I do miss cooking. Your pizza looks so good and I am making both of them tonight, even though here in Seattle we have had our two days of summer and the rain is back 🙁

    Thank you so much for these.


  9. Southern Girl's Kitchen July 23, 2012 @ 7:46 pm Reply

    Nectarines and Goat Cheese! What a wonderful combination….. Your photos are stunning!

  10. fabiola@notjustbaked July 23, 2012 @ 9:46 pm Reply

    I love these no sauce pizzas! Perfect for simple summer foods. And you photos are so pretty:)

  11. Peanut Butter and Peppers July 23, 2012 @ 9:49 pm Reply

    Both pizzas sound amazing!! I think I need to try your nectarine and goat cheese pizza!

  12. Kitchen Belleicious July 24, 2012 @ 1:40 am Reply

    wow! They are both out of this world.I love the second though I think the best. Just so fresh and sweet and delicious

  13. Leslie July 24, 2012 @ 1:42 am Reply

    My kids don't like sauce these sound perfect!

  14. Maria July 24, 2012 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    Love these pizza recipes!

  15. Lauren July 24, 2012 @ 4:17 pm Reply

    Loved the feature on SMP! What a great summer menu!

  16. Whitney Cosgrave July 24, 2012 @ 11:41 pm Reply

    wow, does all of this ever sound good!

  17. SkinnyMommy July 25, 2012 @ 4:24 am Reply

    Wow those both look incredible!

  18. Susan Liberatore July 25, 2012 @ 1:11 pm Reply

    I just love the combinations you came up with. They look almost too pretty to eat!
    Off to check out your guest post.

  19. Lorena July 26, 2012 @ 2:33 am Reply

    omg that all looks just absolutely mouthwatering right now, lol… your photos are so fantastic!

  20. Tricia July 26, 2012 @ 3:18 am Reply

    Hi Marina 🙂 You asked about the lens I'm using…it's the 50mm f/1.4. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Hope you're having a good week!

  21. Carolina HeartStrings July 26, 2012 @ 11:49 pm Reply

    Wow does this one look delicious. Love your pictures.

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