Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza w/ Grapes & Goat Cheese



You may think this is a weird pizza combination, but it's DIVINE, trust me.

I usually roast squash w/ grapes together with red onion, it's a tried and true recipe and everyone loves it.

Why not throw it all on some pizza dough and add cheese to make it a main dish?
Done.

I tried making it with both goat cheese and fresh ricotta. Either or, it's your choice, I can't decide which one I liked better.

This is even wonderful using packaged Naan bread.

Here's how you make it.

You will need:

pizza dough or Naan bread
handful of red or black seedless grapes
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
a few slices of red onion
1/2 lb. of fresh ricotta or soft goat cheese
olive oil & kosher salt
fresh sage leaves

Peel and cut up a small butternut squash (or buy it already pre-cut) into 1" pieces.
Cut a few slices of a red onion and mix them together w/ the squash on a roasting pan.
Drizzle w/ olive oil and kosher salt. Roast at 400F for about 15 minutes until getting soft and caramelized.



In the meantime, roll out your pizza dough or flatbread and spread fresh ricotta or chevre (goat cheese) all over the dough.

Slice a handful of red or black seedless grapes and place them haphazardly on top of the cheese.



When the squash is done, place that and the onions around the grapes and on the cheese. Sprinkle with a few sage leaves and place back in the oven (400F) for 15 minutes until dough is cooked thru.



This was so yummy with a nice glass of Bordeaux.

Enjoy!



8 comments:

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

It looks so pretty too!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I did think what the heck when I read the title.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer leftovers of bucatini amatriciana, please.

SarahB said...

This would make a great little appy too! Looks so yummy.

kat said...

Fantastic! My favorite pizza at a local place here has grapes on it so I know I'd love this!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love this! But then, I love any pizza that involves goat cheese and grapes :) And squash, of course!

Sues

Dana said...

Yep. Looks fabulous to me! I just roasted fennel, red and yellow bell peppers together along with grapes as a side dish and it was wonderful. Might as well put all that yumminess on pizza!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

The only thing weird about this dish is ME. You really want me to test if my taste buds have truly learned to like BN squash, eh? Pizza is a GREAT idea. I love red onion. Nice!