Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for this one. We’ve been making a habit out of Friday night dinners with friends, and I was so excited to try my potato-squash-onion-ground beef pizza that I forgot to take a picture of it. Actually, my roommate reminded me that I should have as I was taking my first big bite. That’s okay, though, this post can be an exercise in imaginatory brain power.
I was a little bit nervous about my pizza because I have never had most of the ingredients I used on a pizza before. I don’t mind making something and having it be bad if it’s just for me, but when other people are involved, I tend to care a little bit more 🙂
The pizza turned out fantastically, though. If I were to change anything, I would utilize some advice that was given in a comment on a previous post and roast the potatoes a bit before putting them on the pizza. I thought the garlic olive oil sauce was a great complement to the toppings. I would maybe use a little bit less next time, though. Here is what I did:
Potato-Squash-Onion-Ground Beef Pizza with Garlic-infused Olive Oil Sauce
-at least 3 hours ahead of time, make the pizza crust (mix 1-1/2 cups wheat flour, 1/4 tsp yeast, 3/8 cup warm water (I probably ended up using closer to 3/4 cups) in a food processor until a ball of dough forms, let rest for 3+ hours)
-prebake crust at 410 degrees C for 10 minutes
-while the crust is baking, put 3 tablespoons olive oil in a small sauce pan and crush or finely chop a clove of garlic into the oil. Set stove-top to low and let sit while crust bakes, stirring occasionally.
-thinly slice 2 potatoes and 1/4 onion
-brown 1/4 lb ground beef, add salt/pepper
-pull pre-roasted butternut squash out of the fridge
-after crust is done baking, brush olive oil/garlic mixture over the crust.
-add fennel and italian seasoning
-add desired amount of cheese
-add potato slices, onions, ground beef, and squash on top. I would suggest salting the potato slices
-pop in the oven for another 8-10 minutes
Total Price: $3.79
cheese (not organic): $1.00 (old cheese from before this project began)
ground beef: $0.75