#2ways2percent: Butternut Squash Pizza and Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Scallops and Bacon

Another month, another #2ways2percent! If you missed last month’s post and my excitement about the program, let me reiterate! American Express has teamed up with Whole Foods to give you a break during the holiday season. From now until February 15th, when you use your American Express Blue Cash Card, you’ll get an additional 2% back on groceries. For my specific card, I’m getting 5% cash back total. Let me tell you, it’s helpful!

Now that you know I love a good deal, let’s move on to this week’s Healthy Food Friday speciality ingredient: Butternut Squash, and my two favorite ways to prepare. 

Way number one: Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza {with the optional goat cheese}

Way number two: Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Seared Scallops and Bacon
Butternut Squash TWO WAYS

 

We all win with these. Your family will love this for a weeknight dinner, and your guests will gush over them for your weekend dinner party.

Butternut Squash PIZZA

Butternut Squash PIZZA

Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min

Ingredients

    Pizza Crust

    Toppings

    Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, Italian seasoning, and flax
  • Add in warm water and mix well
  • Add in palm shortening and egg; mix well
  • Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with tapioca flour
  • Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay)
  • Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper
  • Using a roller, gently roll out dough until thin
  • Bake until crispy- about 20 minutes
  • Peel butternut squash, cut in half and scoop out seeds, cut into cubes drizzle with oil and sea salt,- roast on 400 face down for 30-40 minutes or until soft (prepare this first)
  • In a pan, saute onions with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Saute over medium/low until onions are brown and caramelized- watch that it does not burn
  • In a separate pan, sauté spinach with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 clove garlic, and a dash of himalayan sea salt- sauté until wilted and set aside
  • Assemble- Mix grass-fed butter or oil with crushed garlic and a dash of himalayan sea salt
  • Spread on cooked pizza crust
  • Add toppings and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes
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    Butternut Squash SCALLOPS

    Creamy Butternut Squash Puree with Seared Scallops and Bacon

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 50 min

    Ingredients

      Creamy Butternut Squash Puree

      Everything Else

      • Large bay scallops, I assume 4 per person
      • 4 strips bacon
      • 2 cups fresh spinach
      • 2 cloves garlic
      • Himalayan sea salt, to taste

      Directions

    • Preheat oven to 400
    • Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds
    • Drizzle with oil of choice and place facedown on a lined baking sheet
    • Roast for 30-40 minutes until a fork can easily puncture
    • Scoop the inside into your high speed blender (I use a Vitamix or Blendtec)
    • Add grass-fed butter, almond milk, and sea salt
    • Blend until a creamy puree
    • Taste and adjust salt as desired
    • In a skillet heat butter and garlic
    • Season scallops with sea salt
    • Add in scallops and sear for 2-4 minutes on each side
    • Remove scallops and set aside
    • Cook bacon using desired method
    • Place spinach in the skillet and sauté until wilted
    • Pour puree on a plate, top with spinach, scallops, and bacon- serve hot
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      Butternut Squash SCALLOPS

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      What’s your favorite way to prepare butternut squash?

      Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza

      Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min

      Ingredients

        Pizza Crust

        Toppings

        Directions

      • Preheat oven to 350
      • In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, Italian seasoning, and flax
      • Add in warm water and mix well
      • Add in palm shortening and egg; mix well
      • Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with tapioca flour
      • Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay)
      • Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper
      • Using a roller, gently roll out dough until thin
      • Bake until crispy- about 20 minutes
      • Peel butternut squash, cut in half and scoop out seeds, cut into cubes drizzle with oil and sea salt,- roast on 400 face down for 30-40 minutes or until soft (prepare this first)
      • In a pan, saute onions with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
      • Saute over medium/low until onions are brown and caramelized- watch that it does not burn
      • In a separate pan, sauté spinach with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 clove garlic, and a dash of himalayan sea salt- sauté until wilted and set aside
      • Assemble- Mix grass-fed butter or oil with crushed garlic and a dash of himalayan sea salt
      • Spread on cooked pizza crust
      • Add toppings and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes
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