Butternut Squash and Kale Flatbread

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I love a good pizza as much as the next girl. There’s something about piling a bunch of delicious ingredients on top of a freshly-baked crush that is filling and perfectly simple. Last year I went to a fundraiser where there was an amazing caterer, called Mozza Pi. (If you are in Louisville, check this guy out for your catering events. His food is amazing!) Before this I had never combined this seasonal combination of kale and roasted butternut squash. Initially I was hesitant to try it at first, but I loved the smooth and hearty combination of flavors, melted with a creamy mozzarella, that had a smokey bite. It was amazing on a pizza and one I wanted to recreate this season.

As promised last week, here’s my take on a Butternut Squash and Kale Flatbread.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pizza Dough (my Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough recipe here)
  • 1 C roasted butternut squash, cubed (recipe here)
  • 2 C  organic kale
  • 1/2 C medium onion, sliced in thin rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or shaved
  • 1/2 C pancetta, cubed
  • 2 sprigs of organic rosemary
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 T warm water
  • 8 oz  smoked mozzarella, sliced in rounds around 1/4” thick (available at Trader Joe’s)
  • 12 oz  grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Directions

To begin place your sprigs of rosemary in the 2 T of olive oil to infuse.

Place onion in skillet with 1/2 T of olive oil. Let caramelize. Depending on your stove this can take up to 30 minutes. Place to the side.

Place 1/2 T of olive oil and garlic in the skillet. Allow garlic to cook halfway through. Add kale and two T of warm water. Cover with lid until kale is a beautiful bright green. Then remove and allow all the liquid to cook out. Salt and pepper to taste

Now we’re ready to top our flat bread.

Using a pastry brush, spread the olive oil on the crust. I love to keep the bits of fresh rosemary in the oil as it bakes. If that’s not something you like. Feel free to throw those out of the oil before spreading on the flatbread.

Then layer as follows:

  • Butternut squash
  • Kale
  • Caramelized Onion
  • Grated Mozzarella
  • Pancetta
  • Smoked Mozzarella
  • Goat cheese

Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite seasonal pizza toppings?

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