How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425˚
  • Microwave whole squash for 1 to 2 min., softening just enough to cut more easily.
  • Slice squash in half top to bottom, remove seeds and stringy pulp, lightly brush with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place skin side down on baking sheet lightly coated with nonstick spray. See Photo Bake for about 45 min. or until a fork easily comes out when poked.
  • Put pizza stone in oven.
  • Let squash cool enough to peel away skin, then move to bowl, mash lightly with a fork and adjust salt and pepper.
  • Roll pizza dough to desired thickness (I make mine thin ... dividing one typical batch into 3 medium pies). Dust pizza peel with corn meal and lightly brush top of dough with olive oil. Bake naked for 3 to 5 min. (about halfway).
  • Slice shallot thinly, sauté slowly in a little olive oil with S & P until caramelized; adding a little water if necessary; remove from pan.
  • Chop sage and sauté briefly in a little olive oil.
  • Take each partially cooked pizza dough, spread an even layer of squash, sprinkle with sage, mound a bunch of spinach on it, crumble as much cheese as you like, then bake at 450˚ till cheese melts and spinach wilts (6 to 8 min.) A minute before done, spread shallots on top.
  • Drizzle with olive or truffle oil before serving (toasted pine nuts would be good too)! Oh yeah, and enjoy with your favorite Cab or Pinor Noir.
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  • quaypocooks 7 years ago
    This pizza has all the ingredients I like. Have to try!
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  • christinem 7 years ago
    Sounds wonderful! I love all the ingredients in this!
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    Wow! That's gorgeous. Bookmarked to try soon. Great post!
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