Butternut Squash Pizza Recipe

Created in October of 2006, this easy pizza recipe will require a total of one hour and ten minutes to make and it will serve six hungry pizza lovers.


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While butternut squash may seem an uncommon ingredient for pizza, it works very well here and its tasty combination with ricotta cheese creates a delicious dish.

Enjoy this one tonight, but don’t schedule your guests to arrive until it is almost ready to eat. It does take a while to make and hungry souls can be impatient.

Happy pizza!

Ingredients

1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled

1 small yellow onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings

3 tablespoons olive oil

1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4  teaspoon black pepper

1 1-pound package refrigerated pizza dough

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1 tablespoon  fresh thyme leaves

1/2 cup fresh ricotta

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400° F

2. Cut the squash into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then cut each slice into 1-inch chunks. Place the squash and onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil, season with the salt and pepper, and toss. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

3. Increase oven temperature to 450° degrees. Roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick.

4. Clean the baking sheet and sprinkle it with the cornmeal. Place the dough on top. Scatter the squash and onion mixture over the dough, sprinkle with the thyme, and add dollops of the ricotta

5. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Slice into wedges.

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Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on February 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM