This is a sauce full of substance and fibre, perfect for pizzas and pasta. The butternut squash sauce is made mostly with, well, butternut squash, pureed in the blender or food processor.
The result is a dense sauce you can use as a replacement for the usual tomato sauce. Keep in mind that, to achieve the right texture, you’ll have to bake that butternut squash — it’ll make much easier for the food processor to turn it into puree. Once that’s done, it’s just a matter of making it less dense and adding spices.
Butternut squash sauce is nice and orange. You’re going to be surprised how much flavor it adds to your pizza.
Butternut Squash Sauce
- 1/2 butternut squash
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp rosemary chopped
- 1 tbsp thyme chopped
- Preheat the oven at 400 °F
- Cut the butternut squash into cubes. Make sure there's no skin left on any of the pieces.
- Place the squash cubes on a baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Bake in the oven for twenty minutes. By the end of this time the squash should be tender, easily pierced with a fork. Don't worry if it crumbles down or breaks when you do — it means it's rather tender, making it easier for the food processor to deal with it.
- Get the butternut squash into the food processor, and add the garlic cloves.
- Process until the butternut squash has been into a puree. You should have a sauce that can be spread easily on the pizza dough. If it's too dense, add some water, but keep in mind you should avoid having a watery sauce — it can soak into the dough and turn it flimsy.
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