Squash Pizza

Mr. Gaunt and I made pizza tonight. I skipped my weigh in because I don’t think I lost more than maybe a half pound. It’s fine, I maintained nicely all through Christmas, what more could I ask for? Anyways back to the Pizza, I posted earlier that I planned to make this squash pizza, but laughed out loud when I read they wanted me to cook the Butternut squash for an hour and also spend an hour caramelizing onions…ha! I wish I had that kind of time and motivation. So I adjusted things a bit to make them fit my time frame.

INGREDIENTS:
-Pre Made Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
-Minced Garlic
-Olive Oil
-1 small diced onion
-5-6 large Thyme Leaves
-1 Cup sliced Mushrooms
-2 Chicken Apple Sausages diced (optional, skip for Vegetarian)
-1/2 Cup 2% Mozzarella Cheese
-1/2 an Acorn Squash
-3-4 small red potatoes sliced
-2-3 Tablespoons Light Alfredo (or Olive Oil)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400

-Cut Acorn in half and scrape seeds and pulp out. Spray with Pam and sprinkle with garlic salt. Put in deep microwavable dish, add 2 or 3 tsp. water (just enough to make steam). Cover well with plastic wrap. Cook on high for 10 minutes.

-Saute Diced onions and Garlic in a large pan. Add Mushrooms. When mushrooms are soft add sausage. Saute it all until nice and brown and cooked. Turn burner off and sprinkle torn up Thyme Leaves on top, let sit.

– Slice Red Potatoes thin (best if you have a mandolin – Which I got for Christmas!)

-Spread Alfredo (or olive oil) onto Pizza Crust. Sprinkle lightly with cheese

-Dump The Onion Garlic Sausage mix evenly onto Pizza Crust

-Spread out raw Potato Slices evenly on top

-Scoop Out small clumps of the Acorn Squash and place evenly on top of the potatoes

-Sprinkle with Cheese.

Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until cheese is golden. Let cool and serve. This is ABSOLUTELY the best pizza we have ever made! Everything was perfect! Oh and we Netflixed Mad Men and watched the first episode. The Feminist in me want to scream! Im going to give a few more episodes, people seem to love it.

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5 thoughts on “Squash Pizza

  1. A complete meal in your hand – what more could anyone want? It looks incredible.. and thanks to your great photos, I can almost taste it.

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