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Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Pizza With Giada De Laurentiis

This is definitely not your typical pizza recipe but it sure is full of delicious and savory flavours that will make you want more than just one slice! Check out Giada's homemade recipe for squash and gorgonzola pizza below.

This is definitely not your typical pizza recipe but it sure is full of delicious and savory flavours that will make you want more than just one slice! Check out Giada’s homemade recipe for squash and gorgonzola pizza below.

Ingredients:

  • 12 Ounces of Butternut Squash (peeled and cut)
  • 1 Shallot
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
  • Semolina Flour for Dusting
  • 1/2 Pound of Pizza Dough
  • 1/4 Pound of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1/4 Pound of Sweet Gorgonzola
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Add the squash, shallots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes, if using, to a rimmed baking sheet. Toss well to combine and coat in the oil.
  3. Roast until the squash is beginning to brown and is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the oven up to 550 degrees F.
  4. Position one rack in the top third of the oven and place the second rack in the middle of the oven so it is out of the way.
  5. Dust a separate rimmed baking sheet lightly with semolina flour. Place the pizza dough on the flour and gently stretch and form the dough into a 12-inch round using your fingertips.
  6. Brush or drizzle the dough with the remaining tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Tear the mozzarella over the bottom of the crust. Sprinkle the squash mixture over the cheese. Crumble or tear the gorgonzola over the pizza and sprinkle with the walnuts.
  7. Place the baking sheet on the very bottom of the oven for 5 minutes. Rotate the pizza to the top rack and bake 10 more minutes. Remove to a cutting board and drizzle with the honey, if using. Slice into wedges and serve warm.

Gorgonzola is not for everyone so you can swap out the cheese for whichever one you like!

Sources:

Main Photo, Recipe and Video by the Food Network

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