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Rustic Squash Pizza with Goat Cheese Gremolata

In this hearty pizza recipe, preheating the baking sheet mimics a pizza stone, and results in a crisp crust and short baking time.



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2 cups cubed butternut squash (½-inch cubes)
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1 16-oz. pkg. refrigerated pizza dough
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2½ oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, drained, chopped
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2½ oz. reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, chopped
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⅔ cup chopped red onion
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2 Tbs. chopped Italian parsley
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½ large red jalapeno or Fresno chile, finely chopped
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2 tsp. grated lemon peel
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese


1 | Place oven rack in lowest position; place large baking sheet on rack, and preheat oven to 500°F.

2 | Coat large skillet with cooking spray. Add squash; season with salt, if desired, and coat with cooking spray. Add 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, or until squash is tender and water is absorbed.

3 | Coat dull side of non-stick foil with cooking spray. Place dough on foil; coat dough with spray. Stretch dough into 13- x 9-inch oblong shape. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheeses, then squash and onion, leaving 1/2-inch border around sides. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4 | Slide foil with pizza onto hot baking sheet in oven. Bake pizza 10 to 15 minutes, or until crust is crisp.

5 | Meanwhile, toss together parsley, chile, lemon peel, and garlic in small bowl. Mix in goat cheese. 6 | Transfer pizza to cutting board or platter. Sprinkle with parsley mixture.

Nutrition Information: 

8 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
29 g
19 mg
528 mg
2 g
1 g
per slice (1/8 pizza)

Comments on this Recipe

This looks so delicious. Can't wait to try it.

It was a hit with our family. I used made a homemade dough, and doubled the recipe- leftovers were very good the next day, either cold or reheated in the oven for ten minutes.

Made this as an appetizer for a dinner party for meat-eaters. Everyone loved it.

Looks really good.

Looks really good.