Butternut Squash Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe

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Butternut Squash Spinach & Goat cheese Pizza

Kathleen Walsh

By
@catzcookin

I honestly do not remember where the original recipe came from (I think Epicurious.com) but when squash is available I use it and enjoy every bite. When I first made this my husband had THAT look on his face (eew not liking what I see) but one bite and he was hooked! Trust me this is so sweet and delicious it will become one of your favs on a Saturday meal of soup and pizza (which is what we do on Sats...soup& pizza or soup and paninis). ENJOY this low cal delight!!


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Serves:

8 slices

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
cubed butternut squash
1 Tbsp
+ 1 tsp olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground pepper
1 medium
red or sweet white onion halved and thinly sliced
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1
ball store bought whole-wheat pizza dough room temp
2 c
fresh chopped baby spinach
8 oz
crumbled goat cheese (orig recipe calls for 4 oz but that simply is not enough for me)
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
2 Tbsp
cornmeal

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven 400 degrees
2
Toss squash with 1 tsp oil, salt and pepper. On a baking sheet, cook squash until soft and lightly browned (15 - 25 mins--depending on your oven, mine runs very hot )stirring halfway through. Set aside.
3
In a large skillet over med-high heat add remaining oil. Cook onion (add 1/4 tsp salt), stirring until LIGHT brown. Add 2 Tablespoons of water, cook stirring until GOLDEN ( 5 mins).Remove from heat
4
Turn oven up to 450(once squash is cooked of course). Sprinkle flour on flat surface and press dough into a 15 inch circle or 10" x 16" in rectangle(I use a rolling pin). Top with squash, onion, spinach, cheese and thyme.
5
Dust a pizza stone or inverted cookie sheet /w/ cornmeal; place pizza on it. Bake until crust is crispy and cheese melts. Depending on your oven this should take anywhere from 8 - 12 minutes.
6
THIS IS JUST A TIP--when I use dried herbs such as the thyme in this recipe...rub the thyme well with your finger tips. This releases the natural oils in the herb/spice and brings out the flavor!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pizza
Other Tag: Healthy