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Butternut Squash, Parmesan And Sage Pizzas

Courses: Main Course, Pizzas
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 1/4 lbs 1021g / 36ozButternut squash - peeled, seeded,
  And cut 1/2" cubes
1 teaspoon 5mlVegetable oil
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 1/2 cups 355mlLow-fat (1 percent) milk
2 tablespoons 30mlAll-purpose flour
1   Freshly-grated nutmeg
4 teaspoons 20mlYellow cornmeal
1   Pizza Dough I - see * Note
2/3 cup 157mlFreshly-grated Parmesan - (abt 2 oz)
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped fresh sage leaves
1 tablespoon 15mlGarlic clove - minced (large)
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Fresh sage leaves - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

* Note: See the "Pizza Dough I" recipe which is included in this collection.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a bowl toss squash with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Spread squash in one layer in a shallow baking pan and roast in middle of oven, stirring once halfway through roasting, 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove pan from oven and loosen squash with a with a metal spatula. Squash may be roasted 1 day ahead and chilled covered.

In a medium heavy saucepan stir together milk and flour and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring constantly. Simmer sauce, stirring, 2 minutes and stir in nutmeg and salt to taste. Sauce may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees.

On a work surface sprinkled with 1 teaspoon cornmeal roll out 1 piece of dough into a 12- by 6-inch oval and transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cornmeal and dough, ending up with 2 ovals on each of 2 baking sheets.

Spread sauce on dough ovals, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge of each pizza, and sprinkle with Parmesan, squash, chopped sage, garlic and pepper.

Bake pizzas in the lower and middle thirds of oven 15 minutes or until crusts are crisp and pale golden. Garnish pizzas with sage sprigs.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton - Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-9076 broadcast 03-02-1998) - Downloaded from their Web-Site -


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