I got this from a newspaper that was used as filler in my Fall Swap package. It looks really yummy in the photo on the newspaper page. Haven't tried it yet, but hope to soon.
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- all-purpose flour, for dusting the work surface
- 1 pizza dough, at room temperature
- 3 small potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 small winter squash, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (blend) or 2 cups cheddar cheese (blend)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Bring a large sauce pan of water to a boil. Scatter the cornmeal evenly over a baking sheet.
- On a lightly floured work surface using a rolling pin to roll out the pizza dough to roughly 12 inches round. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and set aside.
- Once the water has come to a boil, add teh potatoes and parboil for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels to absorb excess water. Repeat this process with the squash.
- Coat the pizza dough with the olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Arrange the potato slices in an overlapping circle along the outside of the dough. Arrange the squash slices over the center of the pizza. Season again with salt and pepper.
- Spread the cheese evenly over the pizza, then sprinkle the rosemary. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.
Nice combination of flavors, and an easy dinner too. I actually used zucchini instead of winter squash, and a combination of red & purple potatoes. I did think that the cheese overwhelmed the other flavors...and I love cheese. Next time I would cut back on the cheese so you could taste everything else, and maybe use a pesto sauce as a sauce instead of just olive oil. Still, the overall idea is a good one.
I was looking forward to making these. Last night I made something based on this since I was in hurry. I took piece of flat lavash bread (whole wheat) used red potatoes and acorn squash which I just microwaved, some smoked cheddar cheese. Heat it it the oven for about 5 minutes until it browned up, and topped it with some heirloom tomatoes. I was bringing it to a friends because they provide the drinks and I provide snacks, so I rolled it up and cut it into pieces. Everyone loved even though they were highly doubtful when I said acorn squash. Two people even asked me to come over there house and cook for them. I do want to try this recipe as intended soon though. Nice fall flavors.