11.30.2016

Butternut Squash, Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza

As you may know.....pizza is my favorite food. 
I could eat it everyday.
Last Christmas I got THIS pizza maker.
(It is also on sale HERE)
We have been making pizza for dinner a few times a month since we got it! 
I have been experimenting with different pizza toppings/recipes and there have been some REALLY good ones!
Once a month I share a new pizza recipe with you.
You don't need the pizza maker (you can use your oven) but I am letting you know that using this pizza maker gives your pizza an authentic pizzeria taste! 
This year, I have been sharing a new pizza recipe every month.
Today's recipe is another one of my favorites....
Butternut Squash, Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza
Here is what you need:

1 pizza dough (I use pre-made dough from Safeway or Trader Joes.  I like Safeway's better because it so much easier to work with & tastes better! You can make your own dough, but when the pre-made dough is only $1.50, this is a no brainer! 
2 cups cubed butternut squash (1/2-inch pieces.....you can buy this pre cut at the grocery store!)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions:
  Toss squash with 1 teaspoon oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper & sliced onions and put on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.... set aside.
While butternut squash & onions are baking,  it's time to roll out your dough.
If using the Pizza maker, I split the dough in half and then roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface & then I put my dough on a piece of parchment paper.  
I cook it on the parchment paper for a few minutes because then I can slide the pizza off the parchment paper without messing up the crust or making all the toppings slide off. I like cooking it without the parchment paper because then it gives the crust a pizzeria taste! If I had a pizza peel, I wouldn't need to have the parchment paper because then I would have the pizza peel to transfer the pizza to and from the pizza cooker...but I don't have one of those yet.
Add a splash of olive oil & dash of pepper to the crust.
 Chop up your spinach.....
 Add the chopped up spinach to the crust:
 Add the butternut squash & red onion mixture on top:
 Sprinkle on the goat cheese......
 YUM. I love goat cheese :)
 Bake in your pizza oven (or regular oven at 450 degrees) for 8-10 minutes 
(I bake mine on parchment paper for 5 minutes & then slide it off the parchment paper & bake it on the pizza stone)
 Slice it up.....
 This pizza is delicious, perfect for the fall & winter months!
 The flavors of butternut squash & goat cheese go so well together.
 This pizza tastes even better with a drizzle of honey on top.....
Enjoy!
We are having so much fun making our homemade pizza!
Here are the ones we have made:
In January I shared my BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe {HERE}
In February I shared my Fig, Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza {HERE}
 In March I shared my my Pesto Chicken, Sundried Tomato & Artichoke Pizza {HERE}
In April, I shared a Sweet Italian Sausage, Pepperoni & Bell Pepper Pizza {HERE
In May I shared my Pepperoni, Pineapple & Jalapeño Pizza {HERE}
In June, I shared my Margherita Pizza {HERE}
In July I shared my Summer Squash, Tomato, Pesto & Feta Pizza {HERE}
In August, I shared my Pineapple Chicken Luau with Bacon Pizza  {HERE
In September, I shared my Caramelized Goat Cheese & Pancetta Pizza {HERE}
In October I shared my Thai Chicken Pizza {HERE}
As you can tell.....I really love pizza :)
What is your favorite pizza topping?

3 comments:

  1. This looks so good. I love butternut squash! I've never had it on a pizza before, can't wait to try it!

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  2. Love your pizza recipes! I bought one of those pizza makers a few months ago & we use it often!
    -Jenn

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  3. That's a pizza combination I've never heard of. Sounds good though.

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