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Baby Stella’s Five Cheese Pizza!

Baby Stella’s Five Cheese Pizza!

Hooray! Baby Stella is finally here! We are all so excited about our new addition to our family. Stella is the first great-grandchild to be born to my nephew, Eric and his wife Kristina. So…yes, that’s right…my sister’s and I are now great-aunties!! Pierce is […]

Chorizo Pizza

Chorizo Pizza

Chorizo Pizza Ingredients 1 package of thinly sliced Chorizo sausage, you can find this at Trader Joe’s 8 ounces of Fontina cheese, coarsely grated Caramelized onions, see below Olive oil About a ½ cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese Kosher salt Freshly cracked pepper Directions […]

Summer Squash Pizza

Summer Squash Pizza

I have been getting some questions on what to do with the abundance of summer squash people have! There are so many things you could do with squash!  I made this pizza with the summer squash that a friend gave me.

Summer Squash Pizza

Ingredients

1 summer squash

1 cup Fontina cheese, grated

Caramelized onions

1 tablespoons fresh rosemary

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Make pizza dough (see below)

2. One hour before cooking your pizza heat your oven to 550 degrees. I like to use my cast iron roasting pan for this because it gets nice and hot which creates a nice crisp crust! A sheet pan would work too!

3. Caramelized onions: thinly slice onions. Heat sauté pan to med-hi heat then add olive oil and onions a pinch of salt and sugar. Finely chop up 1 tablespoon of rosemary and add to onions. Turn heat down to med-low and cook the onions stirring occasionally for about 45 minutes until golden brown. Set aside.

4. Thinly slice squash and sauté in olive oil until golden brown. Set aside and let cool.

5. Grate Fontina cheese

6. On a well-floured surface, pull the dough to form a circle. Then roll out to the size you’d like. Transfer onto pizza pan, put about one tablespoon of olive oil on the crust (this helps to get the crust crispy), cover with cheese, leaving about a ½-inch rim. Top pizza with rest of ingredients: caramelized onions and summer squash. I like to sprinkle the rim with a little salt before I bake it.

7. Bake pizza for about 5-7 minutes depending on your oven. If the bottom is crisp, it usually means it’s done!

8. Take out of oven and sprinkle with about a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper! Yum!

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~Happy Cooking!