Monday, November 10, 2014

Butternut Squash Pizza with White Sauce, Spinach and Feta Cheese

I love to bake, but I've been in the mood to cook savory meals lately. Craig and I went to the library last week and I found a great recipe for Butternut Squash Pizza in Cooking Light magazine. 

I had already purchased this bag of ready to use squash from Trader Joe's and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it until I saw the pizza recipe. 

The recipe calls for goat cheese, but I despise it. I purchased feta instead.

This pizza was super easy to make and tasted delicious and unique! I am happy to have some leftovers for work lunches this week.

Butternut Squash Pizza with White Sauce, Spinach and Feta Cheese

by Lisa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Keywords: entree vegetarian fall
Ingredients (1 pizza)
  • 2 cups precut peeled butternut squash (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) prebaked thin pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's)
  • 5 tablespoons refrigerated light alfredo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ounce feta (or goat) cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Place squash in a large microwave-safe dish; add water to a depth of 1/2 inch. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave at HIGH 5 minutes. Drain and toss squash with 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt.
3. While squash cooks, place pizza crust on a baking sheet; spread alfredo sauce over crust.
4. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Add spinach; sauté 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Arrange wilted spinach over sauce. Top with squash and feta cheese; sprinkle with pepper.
5. Bake pizza in bottom third of oven at 450° for 6 minutes. Turn oven to broil; cook pizza 1 additional minute or until crust is crispy. Cut pizza into 8 wedges, and serve immediately.
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  1. Ha, I had forgotten about your goat cheese aversion. This pizza sounds delicious and I'm anxious to try it. Hacking through butternut squash is one of my most despised tasks in the kitchen so that bag of pre-cut squash from Trader Joe's is pretty dang tempting. There's now one that is 30 minutes from our apartment and I've been there twice since they opened one month ago :)

  2. I'm with Karis. When I saw cut up squash recently I was soooo excited (even though I have 6 pie pumpkins and bunches of CSA squash in the basement making me feel guilty).