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November 5, 2010

roasted butternut squash, caramelized onion, pepitas and arugula pizza

Filed under: pizza,vegan — Tags: , , , , , — Kristen @ 3:10 pm

I bet you’ve been wondering what I did with the extra butternut squash puree from the gnocchi I made a week and a half ago. And if you weren’t wondering, then you didn’t notice that the pictures clearly contained way more than one pound of cubed squash. In fact, I roasted not one but two whole pounds of the orange winter veggie, as I have at least five other uses for leftover roasted butternut squash, including lasagna. And, thanks to some inspiration I derived from a lunch with Bill at Google’s infamously foodie friendly cafeteria almost a year ago, pizza has become one of those uses.

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Yes, I could have made my own dough and incorporated the squash into it, but that’s a little too close to a gnocchi remix for me. Instead, I froze the roasted butternut squash puree for a week, then defrosted it, drained excess liquid, and used it as a pizza sauce.

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Spread over the rolled-out dough, the puree itself tastes so rich and luscious that the pizza doesn’t need any crazy or heavy toppings. (more…)

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