I do know, I do know! I’m going overboard on squash. Butternut squash pizza?!
However it’s meatless Monday, can I take advantage of that as an excuse? Not that we want an precise excuse for butternut squash pizza, however . My overzealous use of this funky formed squash would possibly want a little bit of explaining.
That is SO flavorful!
Let me provide you with some deets although. You form of what your crust to be on the thinner aspect. Even a crispy crust or flatbread could be nice. This is able to even be superior on a retailer purchased piece of naan or a pita too!
Because the squash is kind of like a pureed squash sauce of kinds, when you have an excellent thick crust, it’s only a LOT. Like loads of carbs in a single chunk. Not in a dietary means (however sure, that too!) however extra in a mouth-feel means. So the thinner the crust, the higher.
I used to be tremendous impressed to make a pizza with a sauce base after making this butternut squash pasta sauce a couple of weeks in the past. You guys are LOVING that stuff. It’s ridiculously flavorful and really satisfying, so I get it. I find it irresistible!
I wished to stretch the concept, however not utilizing that precise sauce recipe. It wasn’t translating to pizza for me.
So as an alternative, I roasted some butternut squash after which whipped it with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and a contact of cream. Like a creamy squash base.
Belief me, it’s so good it would be best to eat it with a spoon.
On high, we’ve plenty of parmesan (get the GOOD STUFF), contemporary sage and thinly sliced delicate squash half-moons. These add the proper texture to the pizza and so long as you slice them very skinny, they don’t must be cooked forward of time.
Butternut squash pizza simply gave the impression of a parmesan sprinkled dream to me. Within the fall, I crave that mixture of butternut squash, parmesan and sage – however principally with brown butter. I didn’t wish to drizzle butter on my pizza (okay properly to be trustworthy OF COURSE I wished to drizzle brown butter on my pizza however I held again) so I used to be pleasantly stunned that this combo nonetheless tasted out of this world.
It needs to be the cheese.
Can’t ever stay with out the cheese.
Butternut Squash Pizza with Sage and Parmesan
Butternut Squash, Sage and Parmesan Pizza
This butternut squash pizza has all the proper tastes of fall in a pizza! Creamy butternut squash base, sharp parmesan cheese, crispy, contemporary sage – it’s all these and so tremendous flavorful. It’s straightforward too!
- 1 1/eight cups heat water
- Three teaspoons energetic dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Three cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash (in 1-inch cubes)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/Four teaspoon salt
- 1/Four teaspoon pepper
- 1/Four teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Three tablespoons cream or half and half
- Three tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese, plus further for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
- 1/2 delicata squash, very thinly sliced with seeds eliminated
- 2/Three cup contemporary sage leaves
In a big bowl, mix water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Combine with a spoon, then let sit till foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt, stirring with a spoon till the dough comes collectively however continues to be sticky. Utilizing your palms, kind the dough right into a ball and work within the further 1/2 cup flour, kneading it on a floured floor for a couple of minutes. Rub the identical bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cowl with a towel and place in a heat place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it again on the floured floor. Utilizing a rolling pin or your palms, kind it into your required form (typically I take advantage of baking sheets and do rectangles or free kind pizzas – this particular dough will yield one pizza giant sufficient to feed about Three-Four folks) and place on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Place the towel again over the dough and let sit within the heat place for 10 minutes.
Warmth the oven to 425 levels F. (If I take advantage of my pizza stone, I warmth my oven to 475 levels and bake for 15 minutes. For those who’re simply utilizing a baking sheet, comply with the instructions under for baking and set to 425 levels.)
To make the squash, warmth the oven to 425 levels F. Line a baking sheet with foil and add the cubed squash. Toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Roast till fork tender, about 30 to 35 minutes, tossing a couple of times throughout cook dinner time.
As soon as the squash is completed, let it cool barely then switch it to a meals processor. Puree it with the garlic till whipped and easy. Stream within the cream and parmesan cheese. It will likely be thick!
I prefer to brush the sides of my pizza dough with olive oil. Unfold the squash base on the pizza dough. High with the mozzarella, parm and delicata squash rounds (or half moons!). High with the sage.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (or round 15 to 20 minutes if utilizing the pizza stone) till the cheese is golden and bubbly. Take away and sprinkle with further sage and parmesan if you want!
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And if you happen to’re considering I made a pumpkin model of this earlier than, I kind of did!