This may have been the most unique and pizza I’ve ever made and eaten. It consists of an entire butternut squash, some mozzarella cheese, goat cheese and an onion, among a few other ingredients. For the crust, I went with a two pounder, not one of those light one pounders. When I make my pizzas now, I go with a double crust because they’re beefy and meaty and just better all around.
This pizza really hits the spot. You’ll likely need to eat it with a fork because the slices are too heavy to enjoy as you would a more traditional slice. You can’t really pick these things up. I’ll tell you one thing though, this pizza is good. As long as the squash is seasoned correctly and everything is is prepared the right way, I have no doubt you’ll like what you’re eating.
Makes: 1 16 Inch Pizza
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Sweet Onion, Chopped
1 Small Butternut Squash, Peeled, Seeded and Cubed
8 Fresh Sage Leaves
1 Pizza Crust (see recipe)
1 1/2 Cups Tomato Sauce (see recipe)
4 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese, Cubed
4 Ounces Goat Cheese, Crumbled
Ground Black Pepper
I’d like to thank my huge cookbook that’s called Vegetarian by Valerie Ferguson for this recipe. I’m pulling a lot of good ones from this book and I’m excited about the future.
Arrange your oven racks so one is in the center position and then pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Roast the Squash
Place the squash, onion and sage leaves in a large bowl, along with two tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Toss these ingredients until they’re well coated with the oil. Then, warm a large skillet over medium heat on your stove top and add the butter. Let the butter melt and then add in the tossed ingredients. Turn off the heat on your stove top and place the skillet in the oven for 20 minutes. The quash should come out semi tender.
Assemble the Pizza
Add one tablespoon olive oil to a pizza tray. Then, using your fingers, spread the dough all the way to the edges, making sure to form a raised crust at those edges. Then, spread the tomato sauce across the top of the pizza, leaving about an inch border that’s untouched.
Transfer the butternut squash mixture to the top of the pizza and spread it around on top of the sauce. Then, sprinkle both the mozzarella cheese and the goat cheese on top of that. Season well with salt and pepper.
Bake the Pizza
Place the pizza tray into the oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes. At that point, check the pizza to see what it looks like. If the crust is golden brown and the cheese has browned a bit, it’s finished. If those things haven’t browned, leave it in the oven for a bit longer until they do. When finished, remove the pizza from the oven and turn off the heat.
Plate & Serve
Cut the pizza up with a cutter, plate and serve. Enjoy!
The Final Butternut Squash Pizza
This is one legit pizza. I think you’ll agree once you see and feel it. I liked it a lot. If you decide to give this recipe a try, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!