Snow day pizza
Today is officially my first snow day since graduation! The weather has been absolutely crazy here, and the weather guys are saying that we could have up to 50 inches of snow from just two snowfalls. The roads are a mess, really the whole city is a mess. I’m glad that work closed because it would just cause more accidents, nothing is plowed.
I took the day to do some cooking in the kitchen. The day before I went to my local produce market to pick up some veggies for the upcoming storm. I saw some leeks and snatched them up. I’d always wanted to try them and thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
Saturday I realized that the only recipes I could really find was potato and leek soup. Seeing that I had no potatoes I had to go a different route. I figured it was time that I came up with my own recipe.
And so my Squash, Leek, and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza was born.
- 1 lb squash ( I used half of a kabocha squash) diced into cubes
- 2 leeks sliced thinly on the white sections and only an inch into the light green section, then thoroughly washed
- 1 tbsp butter
- as much goat cheese as you like 🙂
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
- pizza dough
I roasted my cubed squash at 375 for approx 30 minutes, and flipped them once or twice during cooking time. Make sure they are tender. I added some salt to them before they went into the oven as well.
While your squash is looking in the oven its time to cook the leeks. Heat a pan on medium heat then melt the tbsp butter in the pan. Add the sliced leeks into the pan and cook while frequently stirring for 10 minutes. Add some salt and pepper to the mix for a little seasoning.
I had some frozen pizza dough from the last time I made my own from scratch and thawed it out until it was ready to be rolled out. I personally think the ones you can buy from Trader Joes for $.99 are amazing.
Mix your one chopped clove of garlic with the 3 tbsp of olive oil in a small dish.
Once your pizza dough is rolled out, spread the oil and garlic mixture on the dough evenly as your “sauce”, then add on top the sauteed leeks and sprinkle on the dried thyme.
Once your squash is roasted you can add them on top as well as our preferred amount of goat cheese. Me, I like a lot 🙂 After you take your squash out, turn your oven temperature to 450.
Then throw your pizza in the 450 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes until the crust is golden.
The flavor combos on this flatbread pizza was perfect and I was so happy with my end result. This will be remade time and time again!
Hope everyone is being safe if you’re in an area that got lots of snow!