Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pizza

11 Oct

This pizza was inspired by my friend Elisabeth after she served something very similar and super tasty to my family.  Thanks, E!

Ingredients: Butternut squash, bacon, goat cheese, mozzarella, sweet onion, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and pizza crust.

Start off by roasting about half of a Butternut squash in one inch cubes at 425 degrees until browned and softened (about twenty minutes).  Set them aside.

Cook ten slices of bacon and set aside to crumble once cooled.

In a heavy bottom skillet, caramelize one whole sweet onion. Set this aside.

Take your pizza crust (I use Boboli pizza crust if I don’t have time to make my own) and drizzle about two tablespoons of olive oil over the top. Evenly spread it over the surface of the crust. Take four to six minced cloves of garlic and sprinkle it evenly on the crust. Add about two cups of grated mozzarella cheese then the caramelized onions. Next, sprinkle about 1 to 1½ cups of baked squash followed by the crumbled bacon. Lastly, add another few tablespoons of mozzarella.

Bake for about ten minutes or for however long your pizza crust suggests as the best time. During the last two minutes of baking, add a ¼ cup of crumbled goat cheese and finish baking. Add one to two teaspoons of fresh dried red pepper flakes after baking if you like it spicy!

Experiment: Try adding a red sauce instead of the garlic and olive oil sauce. Top with fresh slices of cold tomato once the pizza comes out of the oven. Add thin slices of zucchini or mushroom. Hmmm… What else do you like on your pizza? Serve with baby spinach and arugula.


2 Responses to “Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pizza”

  1. colleenhoyt October 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    This looks sooooooo good!

  2. jenni October 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    This looks AMAZING!! I am gonna try to make this tomorrow. Yum! Thanks Mindy!

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