Doesn’t that title just make your mouth water?
I haven’t had pizza in about two weeks, so I was WAY past due for this creation. I actually think it might be a crime to go two weeks without eating pizza…
Please excuse the photos taken via iPhone. I’m come to the conclusion that SD memory cards have a limited lifespan.
This was actually one of the most random things I’ve ever made. I basically just started throwing ingredients together hoping they would turn into something respectable.
Since I had half of a butternut squash hanging out in the fridge next to a ball of Whole Foods pizza dough, I decided to kill two birds with one stone. Both of them had to be used ASAP or they would have ended up in the trashcan.
I hate wasting food, so butternut squash pizza was on the menu!
Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola
- 1/2 of a butternut squash (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
- 1 TBS olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 TBS fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 pound of pizza dough
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- In a bowl, toss the butternut squash with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast the squash in a preheated 350* oven for 40 minutes. Set aside.
- Increase the oven temp to 500* and preheat a pizza stone.
- In a medium non stick skillet, melt the butter.
- Caramelize the onions for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.
- Roll out the dough.
- Place the dough a pizza stone and layer the dough with the squash, caramelized onions, and both cheeses.
- Bake in a preheated 500* oven until golden brown on top, about 5-10 minutes.
- Top with fresh thyme.
Go make this now.
Your mouth will thank you.