Sometimes I’ll see a food photo and say,
“MAN Why didn’t I think of that?!”
That’s what happened this weekend when I did a quick google search for butternut squash ideas.
I don’t really search recipes, I search photos. I’ll put the ingredients I want to work with in google and do an image search. Then I just keep scrolling and scrolling until something screams out at me. That’s exactly what happened when I came across this photo from Food with Kid Appeal.
I didn’t even read the recipe, I simply said… “Genius!” And ran to the kitchen.
I can not believe how good this was. I used leftover homemade sauce and an ounce of cheese to make a yummy, light pizza! I liked them even more than English muffin pizza. Totally my new go to.
Here’s what I did…
- 2 round slices of butternut squash about 1/2 inch thick
- 1/4 cup tomato or pizza sauce (don’t have any? See note below)
- 1 oz fancy shredded cheese (I used a mexican cheese blend because I was out of mozzarella)
- sprinkle of parsley
Preheat the broiler.
Cut the squash.
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place the rounds 2 racks under the broiler for 10 minutes.
Flip the rounds, spread each with half the sauce and top each with half the cheese.
Place the squash back under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove and sprinkle with parsley.
Enjoy the warm cheesy goodness of pizza without any bread!
And in case you are wondering…
YES! You are able to pick up and eat these just as pizza was meant to be enjoyed. :) I made these for a second time today and snapped that photo for instagram. Also Note: If you don’t have sauce handy, smear about 1 tbsp tomato paste on each round and sprinkle with garlic, basil and salt. Works just as well and is just as yummy!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|170||5g||4g||old: 3||new: 4|