Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pizza Two Ways

I made a double batch of pizza dough so I made 2 different pizzas. One was a slight variation from the Closet Cooking blog. I really intended to follow the recipe as it was posted but the thought of the house smelling like onions just didn't grab me. So I omitted them. But I am quite sure they would have been a delicious addition.

2 cups butternut squash (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
dried sage leaves
1 pizza dough
1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
1/4 cup gorgonzola (crumbled)

Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil.
Roast the squash in a preheated 350F oven until tender, about 30-40 minutes and set aside.
Spread the butternut squash and the cheeses over the pizza dough and sprinkle the dried sage on top.
Bake in a preheated 500F oven until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.

The second pizza was tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
The butternut squash pizza was really good. I usually just make the tomato sauce and cheese pizza but butternut squash and gorgonzola cheese... you can't go wrong.


Velva said...

Holy cow! That looks so good. That was a lot of pizza you made- tell me there was some leftover for a good work lunch too.?
Closet cooking has some great recipes on his blog. I made his chipotle lime shrimp and loved it.

As always, really enjoy blog post.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that looks fantastic. I wonder if my kids would eat that. I love butternut squash.

Lucia from Madison said...

My husband actually ate more of the butternut squash pizza if that helps determine if you kids will eat it. I was surprised!