If I could eat pizza every day, I absolutely would. There are so many delicious combos and ways to personalize your pan. But usually, I try to stay away from it due to its’ high fat and calorie content. Every now and then though, I find a recipe that’s hard to pass up. Tonight I tried a unique roasted butternut squash pizza with caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese. I was inspired by a recipe found on The Kitchen of a Runner’s website. The only changes I made were adding chicken and using a pre-made wheat crust.
Step number 1: cutting up the butternut squash. I was having terrifying flashbacks of peeling the squash from last week, so I decided to use a knife instead. That went well up until I cut myself.
It’s okay I’ll live…”it’s just a flesh wound.” (For those of you who appreciate the Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference….a treat for you: Black Knight Fight.)
Eventually, I had all the squash and onions chopped up. Next step was cooking them before actually throwing them on the pizza. I tossed the squash and onions in some olive oil, salt, and pepper and baked them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until soft.
While the veggies were roasting, I cooked up some chicken for the pizza. I knew if I served Cliff, my carnivorous husband, pizza with no meat, he would eat it and then ask, “what’s for dinner?”
After everything was cooked, I poured some olive oil over the prepared pizza pie crust. Then I started layering all the goodness on!
First came cheese:
Then the squash and onion mixture..
Finally, the chicken and thyme…
The final product…
This was definitely a delicious and satisfying pizza! I’m pretty sure Cliff enjoyed it too as we finished off the entire thing in one sitting. You can find the original recipe here. Enjoy!