Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pizza Pizza

While I love any and all squash(es?), I never would've thought to put it on a pizza. Galette? sure, but something never clicked in my head. My awesome aunt was the one who introduced this Roasted Acorn Squash & Gorgonzola Pizza to me, and I can't thank her enough, it's fabulous!!!

a peek inside

Here's my lazy version:
Roasted Acorn Squash & Gorgonzola Pizza
adapted from Giada
Serves 1 (as a side or part of a meal... if you have my kind of appetite;-))

1/2 acorn squash (sliced thin, mixed with 1/2T maple syrup, 1/4T olive oil, dash red pepper flakes, roasted at 375 until tender... this was done the day or two ahead of time)
1 pita
gorgonzola
handful of spinach, tossed with a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette (I didn't measure, but you don't want it too heavy, just for a little flavor)

Top pita with gorgonzola (as much or as little as you like, I think I had ~2T or more on a medium-size pita) and toast until warm and melty. Meanwhile, warm acorn squash (if prepared ahead of time) slightly. Top pita with acorn squash then the balsamic-dressed spinach. Dig in!

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Great pizza!! I too love squash(es) ;-)

Erica said...

Nice! Great recipe- I wouldn't have thought to put squash on pizza either! Looks really good though! Have a great night :)

lauren said...

such a creative combination - looks great!

Christina said...

I never thought of using squash in any way other than a side, but then I ate acorn squash lasagna and my world changed!

Meg said...

What a yummy pizza!!!!!

Esi said...

I totally printed this recipe out a while back. Glad to know it's good.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

love acorn and love pizza, so my love for this combo is exponential! :D

Ricki said...

Sounds like a perfect combination to me! (Well, squash with anything. . .!)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks great Shannon! I'm watching Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too and thinking of you!

Reeni said...

I never think to put it on pizza either, YUM!! Looks delicious!

HangryPants said...

That looks absolutely amazing!

Sharon said...

This looks so tasty & healthy!

sue bette said...

The last restaurant I worked with paired sweet potato, gorgonzola, and a bit of prosciutto on a pizza - it was rocking - now I'll have to try the squash!

runningwithfood.com said...

Mmm. Love pizza! Looks great!

Darius T. Williams said...

You've gotta admit - this does look rather tasty! I wonder...what is the plural of squash?!?! Who cares - I know it's good.

Krista said...

Squash and gorganzola sound like a wicked combo on anything! YUM!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

very gourmet!

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Maria said...

I love pizza! This one looks great!

seejessrun said...

That looks great! I believe I've also seen a squash pizza recipe on the Cooking Light website.

Bridget said...

Omg, the more I read the more my mouth watered!!! I have almost all the components at home...MUST BUY SOME GORGONZOLA!

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Danielle said...

Love homemade pita pizzas! I practically lived on them last year ;). What a wonderfully simple recipe... it sounds amazing!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

i wouldve never though of squash on a pizza, but that looks great!

MacDuff said...

This looks like something I would fall in love with, but I agree, it sounds really weird at first. Go Giada.

HeatherBakes said...

Giada + gorgonzola + squash = LOVE IT. What a great combo!

Dawn said...

don't you love what gorgonzola cheese adds? love that. I would totally eat this up.

Aggie said...

Yum! That looks great!! I recently put roasted butternut squash on pizza...with ricotta and carmelized onions...it turned out very tasty!

Kevin said...

Blue cheese and sweet squash is such a great combo!

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