Saturday, December 19, 2009

Butternut Squash Pizza

Ok, so, I seem to have redirected my obsessions with roasted butternut squash, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola- which have previously been seen together in a wheatberry based format this time, into pizza.

Basically, this is the story:
--herb pizza dough from Trader Joes- you could make your own, or use a Boboli-type crust, but this stuff, which comes in dough form, is just awesome. roll it out, and coal with olive oil.
--1 little pack of butternut squash, also from TJs. or, just roast one, but that is going to be a much bigger commitment. cook it in the microwave until its really soft, and cut into even smaller pieces.
--a few handfuls of fresh spinach
--some crumbled gorgonzola
--a handful of toasted walnuts
--a shallot, sliced, and browned

Roll out the dough, brush with olive oil. Spread the spinach leaves, then layer on squash, gorgonzola, walnuts, and shallots. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake in 400 degree oven until crust seems done.

You'll note that this is not a cheesy pizza. You can add a bit of shredded cheese to hold it together (since you're already going to TJs, I get the Quattro Fromagio)- but, I only added about a quarter of a cup on the entire thing. There are so many flavors, its kind of nice to enjoy them and not have the focus be a pile of cheese (not, for the record, like I'm ever opposed to piles of cheese).

Anyways, if you want something warm and comforting, and a little different, this pizza's your man!

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