October 9, 2012

I Can't Believe It's Butternut Squash Pizza {Giveaway}

You might remember my prior post using Hodgson's Mill products, the Summer Pastabilities Challenge?  Well, I don't think I mentioned that my recipe, the Spaghetti Southwestern Pasta Salad, which was tested out by professionals, actually won second place! 

So here I am again, competing in another blogger contest with Hodgson Mill, this time in the Build a Better Pizza challenge.

It's fall, and the craving for fall foods like pumpkin bread and apple cider have kicked in.  But for me, I really have been smitten with butternut squash and kale, so I thought I'd create a pizza around those toppings.  Add in some sage and some late summer roasted tomatoes and you have the makings for an unusual and hearty pizza.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIZZA
(makes 2 10" pizzas)
For the Pizza Dough
1 c warm water 
1 pkg. HODGSON MILL ACTIVE DRY YEAST 
1 1/2 c HODGSON MILL WHOLE WHEAT GRAHAM FLOUR 
1 1/2 c HODGSON MILL ORGANIC WHITE UNBLEACHED FLOUR
2 tsp. olive oil 
1/2 tsp. salt 
For the topping
1/2 butternut squash, sliced into 1/4" pieces
3 plum tomatoes, cut into 1" pieces (I used small whole plum tomatoes)
6 large kale leaves, de-stemmed and chopped
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
small bunch of fresh sage leaves (I used 8) or 1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz smoked cheddar, shredded

Combine the water, yeast and 1/2 of the whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add the remainder of flour, oil and salt. With hands, a large wooden spoon or a mixer, work the ingredients together until the dough holds its shape.

You may need a bit less flour, so add the last of the flour gradually. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic-about 8 to 10 minutes. If the dough becomes sticky, sprinkle a bit of flour over it.

Transfer dough to a lightly oiled 2 qt. bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel and let rest until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare your topping.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and toss the butternut squash and tomatoes with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast for 45 minutes or until tender.  In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil, then add the sage leaves and onion and cook until soft.

Add the garlic and kale and sautee until softened.  At this point, I added the roasted tomatoes (they were already finished roasting, as I started the sautee a few minutes before the roasted vegetables were done), then mashed them with the back of a spoon. 
Add the teaspoon of sugar and the teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and cook for a few minutes more.  Set aside to cool.

When the dough has risen, place on a lightly floured surface, divide into 2 or more parts and roll into balls. Cover with a towel and let rest for 15-20 minutes. The dough is now ready to be shaped, topped and baked.   Preheat the oven 425 degrees F and flatten the balls into pizzas.  Add the topping, layering the butternut squash on top.
Top with the shredded cheddar, and bake at 425 degrees F. until cheese is melted and crust is browned.
Delicious and a perfect way to usher in a fall evening.  And please VOTE FOR MY RECIPE in the contest on Hodgson MIll's Facebook Page!
WIN IT!
Hodgson Mill is giving one lucky reader the ingredients to build a better pizza with a $25 pizza prize pack with the flours and yeast you'd need.  Enter via Rafflecopter below.
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Disclosure: I received flours and yeast from Hodgson Mills to facilitate this post.

80 comments:

  1. i'd make a meat lovers pizza
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  2. I would make a Supreme pizza--lots of toppings!

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  3. My favorite item is the Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix.
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  5. Mushroom/cheese pizza!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  6. My favorite item would be Organic Soy Flour and I would make a vegetable pizza with olives.
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    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  8. I would make a ham and pineapple pizza!

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  9. I went on a big kick with butternut squash and blue cheese last year. I also love blue cheese and pears on pizza! I love Hodgson Mill's baking mixes, especially their muffins.

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  10. I'd make veggie supreme pizza

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  11. I would make a pepperoni and mushroom pizza!

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  13. Favorite item is the organic naturally white unbleached pizza and I like mushroom pizza.
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  14. I'd like to make a Hawaiian style pizza with pineapple and ham.
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  15. I'd make a grilled eggplant pizza.

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    Virginia Rowell

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  17. I would make cheese pizza with olives.

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  19. Tell me your favorite item from Hodgson Mill or what kind of pizza you'd make.I like double pepperoni and onion pizza.

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  20. I would make a veggie pizza with pesto and olives and fresh basil
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  21. I'd make a pepperoni, spinach, and pineapple pizza!

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  22. i would make a mixed mushroom pizza

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  23. I'd make a pepperoni pizza.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  24. Hawaiian with pineapple all over it, mmm!

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  25. I'd make a pizza with spinach, mushroom, and gluten free pepperoni! :)

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  26. i love spinach and tomato pizza

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  27. I would make a bbq chicken pizza

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  28. I think I would go with the pepperoni with bell peppers.

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  29. I'd make a sausage, onion, and green pepper!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  30. The item that immediately caught me was the whole wheat spirals, to be put into Lasagna Soup.
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  31. LOVE the Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix.


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  32. I would make a pepperoni and mushroom pizza

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  33. My kids like just cheese, but I would want an onion & garlic pizza.. yum
    Jennifer Harriman

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  34. I would make a garlic and spinach pizza!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  35. I would make a white pizza with roasted garlic and fresh veggies

    em darr

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  36. My fave is the buckwheat pancake mix. We are big breakfast eaters here :)

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  37. I would like to make a ham and pineapple pizza.

    Lisa Garner

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  38. I like their whole wheat flour and would make a veggie pizza. =)
    Miz Vickik

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  39. Unbleached flour and sicilian pizza.

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  40. I'd make a "frisco" pizza with cheddar, bacon, tomatoes, and feta . . . yum!

    Thanks :)

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  41. I would make with mushrooms and cilantro

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  42. i would use fresh basil and wilted spinach

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  43. the Kentucky Kernal products look good

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  44. I would make a Supreme pizza! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  45. I buy WHOLE WHEAT BUTTERMILK PANCAKE MIX, its relatively low carb and tastes great!

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  46. I would make a pizza with broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and maybe chicken as toppings.

    cincyangel5 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I would make a Cheese & Spinach pizza!

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  48. I would make hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple.

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  49. your pizza looks great! i will have to try that. my favorite is usually roasted veg and pesto with fresh mozz
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  50. http://www.hodgsonmillstore.com/en/Coating-Mixes/Kentucky-Kernel-Seasoned-Flour/70351-18012-001_Group.aspx like to try
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  51. I would make a pizza topped with pineapple!

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  52. i love their whole wheat flour. i would make a margherita pizza

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  53. i'd make spinach, feta and mushroom pizza

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  54. Aaron Bretveld

    I want to try imitating a pizza my sister had on her honeymoon recently in Frankenmurth MI, a reuben pizza.

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  55. I would make a meat lovers pizza, peporoni,sausage,bacon and ham

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  56. their gluten free cookie mix looks awesome!

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  57. I would like making a veggie pizza.

    ladcraig at hotmail dot com

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  58. i would make a meat lovers pizza

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  59. I like their rye flour and I'd make a pizza with spinach and mushrooms

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  60. I'd make a cinnamon apple dessert pizza.

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  61. I would make Taco Pizza

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  62. I'd make veggie pizza.

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  63. i like the Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix

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  64. I like their Oat Bran Cereal.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I would make a pepperoni pizza. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  66. I like the Parmesan Cheese Whole Wheat Couscous w / Milled Flax Seed & Soy. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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