Weekend Recipes: Pepper Jack Squash Pizza

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A pizza dish for vegetarians, those wanting to reduce the amount of meat in their diet, or just something different. The pepper jack gives this a very unique taste.

What You Need

  • 1 peeled butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 1 small sliced onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 1-pound package refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2cup fresh ricotta

How To Make It

Heat oven to 400° F. Cut the squash into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then cut each slice into 1-inch chunks. Place the squash and onion on a baking sheet. Cover with olive oil, season with Cajun seasoning, pepper, and toss. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Increase oven temperature to 450° F. Roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Clean the baking sheet and sprinkle it with the cornmeal. Place the dough on top. Scatter the squash and onion mixture over the dough, sprinkle with the thyme, add the ricotta, and add the pepper jack evenly. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Slice into wedges. This will take about 35 minutes to prepare and around 1 hour 25 minutes total including bake time.

Nutritional Value

This is a very healthy dish, the fat mostly generated comes from the olive oil and pepper jack (which isn’t bad depending on the brand you use). This recipe makes 6 servings.