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Kabocha Squash Cotija Pizza

Kabocha Squash Cotija Pizza
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 1

Kabocha squash, also known as West Indies squash and auyama in the Dominican Republic, is a winter squash that it is dry and perfect to roast, mash or add in stews. This squash is so versatile that can be used as a pizza topping as well. Combined with the sweet flavors of caramelized onions and the savory and salty taste of Cotija cheese, this pizza will become one of your favorites. Additionally, Cotija has been added to the pizza dough instead of salt which is a great way o adding flavor and texture to the dough. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups Kabocha squash, cubed
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
small Vidalia onion, chopped
1/4
teaspoon sugar
6
tablespoons water
1/4
teaspoon active dry yeast
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup crumbled Cotija cheese
2
tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 500 ºF.
  • 2
    Place cubed Kabocha squash in a baking sheet, coat it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt.
  • 3
    Bake for 15 minutes, tossing half way.
  • 4
    Once roasted, set squash aside.
  • 5
    In a sauté pan cook onions with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sugar. Cook until translucent and caramelized, for about 15 minutes.
  • 6
    In a bowl place water and microwave for about 20 seconds so it is lukewarm.
  • 7
    Add yeast and stir to dissolve.
  • 8
    In a separate bowl combine flour and 1 tablespoon Cotija cheese.
  • 9
    Add water slowly in three portions and mix well until a solid single dough ball forms.
  • 10
    Roll dough with a rolling pin and shape it into a 12-in thin dough pizza disc.
  • 11
    Bake in a pizza stone or baking dish for 5 minutes.
  • 12
    Take the dough out and top it with kabocha squash, onions, remaining cheese and cilantro.
  • 13
    Serve warm out of the oven.

Expert Tips

  • If you would like the cheese to melt, add the topped dough in the oven for 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Kabocha squash, also known as West Indies squash and auyama in the Dominican Republic, is a winter squash that it is dry and perfect to roast, mash or add in stews. This squash is so versatile that can be used as a pizza topping as well. Combined with the sweet flavors of caramelized onions and the savory and salty taste of Cotija cheese, this pizza will become one of your favorites. Additionally, Cotija has been added to the pizza dough instead of salt which is a great way o adding flavor and texture to the dough.

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