VeganMoFo Day 2!
Delicata Squash is one of my favorite winter squashes. I love both the look and taste of it and it is a very quick cooking squash in my experience. Did you know that it is also sometimes called a peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash?
I had a Delicata Squash that needed to be used and I had pizza dough that needed to be used so I decided to marry the two. I thinly sliced the squash and gently tossed it in a bowl with olive oil and a bit of maple syrup and then lined them up on a parchment lined baking tray and baked until the squash was soft and the bottom was slightly caramelized. It took less then 10 minutes.
While the squash was baking I picked some basil from the garden and made a pesto and then I sauteed some mushrooms with a ton of garlic. Once the squash was done cooking and cooled down a bit I rolled out the dough, spread the pesto onto it, scattered the mushrooms on top of the pesto, artfully lined up the squash on top of the mushrooms and then added a few row of sliced tomatoes. Baked it in a 400˚ oven and then ate the entire thing with my family. Nothing weird about mixing all those ingredients together. They all worked together somehow. I think it’s my new favorite pizza and I can’t wait to make it again and again.