Butternut Ribbon Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula-Pepita Pesto from Cookie + Kate
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To make the pesto: In a food processor, combine the arugula, pepitas, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Pulse while drizzling in the olive oil. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
Using a vegetable peeler (a Y-shaped peeler works best), peel the outside of your butternut, then slice off the top portion with the stem and the very bottom. Slice the butternut in half vertically, scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard them. Slice one of your halves in half vertically again so you have made quarters. Using your vegetable peeler, peel long ribbons of butternut, enough to generously top two 11-inch pizzas. Toss butternut ribbons with a light drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper so that the ribbons are lightly coated in olive oil.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with a rack in the upper third of the oven. Or, if you're using a pizza stone, make sure it's in the oven on the appropriate rack (consult manufacturer's directions).