Making pizzas at home is always a fun time. We normally have in hand several toppings and everyone makes their own kind. We like out-of-the-ordinary pizzas and not just your conventional red-sauce-and-cheese type. There are many things you can switch up from what is considered traditional pizzas and the result can be even more amazing. During our last pizza party I put together this butternut squash and caramelized onions combo that everyone loved, so I wanted to share my tips on how to make it yourself and what things you could do to make your own unique pizza.
Butternut squash is a great pizza topping because your kids will be having vegetables and probably not even knowing it. The trick in my house is to chop it in very small cubes and roast it until tender. Roasting it also saves me time to work on other stuff while it is in the oven.
Another trick for making cool pizzas, is to ditch the tomato sauce and use a moist base like caramelize onions. I slice them pretty finely and cook them down with butter until they are brown, tender and almost spreadable. Use that as your first layer on a pizza and there will be no need for a sauce.
My last trick and my ultimate favorite one is to use soft tortillas as your pizza dough. Yes! That’s being my secret tip when making thin crust pizza. It is such a time saver and you get the most crispy pizzas.
Finally you can cut the pizza in small pieces and serve them as appetizers.
These are all my tricks and tips to change up your pizza night and make something new, unique and interesting for everyone to enjoy!
- 5 Old El Paso Taco Flour Tortillas
- 2 cups cubed butternut squash
- 1 teaspoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup cotija cheese
- Preheat oven at 400°
- Place tortillas in a baking sheet and bake for two minutes. Set aside.
- Chop butternut squash in small cubes and season them with olive oil, a ¼ teaspoon salt, garlic powder and sage.
- Bake butternut squash in the oven for 20 minutes until roasted and tender.
- While butternut squash is roasting, caramelize onions by cooking them down on medium heat with butter and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
- Assemble tortilla pizzas by spreading caramelize onions on the baked tortillas, top them with butternut squash and sprinkle of cotija cheese.
- Cut individual mini pizzas into four to obtain pizza bites.
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