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There are 3 things – food wise – that I get super excited about when fall hits.  Pumpkin, apple and butternut squash.  I know that most people love pumpkin and apples, but I know you are probably thinking -butternut squash?  Yep.  I love it.  And can’t get enough of it all fall and winter long.  I’ve had it in everything from risotto to bread to soup and more.  But I had never had it on pizza – until now.

I had actually been wanting to make this pizza forever.  I had half of a butternut squash in my fridge before we moved, and then there was the chaos of moving, so when I did go to the fridge to grab the squash to make this pizza the first time, I discovered I had waited too long and my squash was no longer good.  But that didn’t stop me!  The pizza was promptly added to the next menu plan.

After my first bite, I kicked myself for not making it sooner.  Yum.  That’s all I could say.  While my kids munched away on their plain cheese pizza, (the only kind they will eat), I happily enjoyed every bite of my pizza.  Later, my dad tried it and totally fell in love, too.  In fact, he couldn’t stop talking about it.  And then last night, I got a text from my brother wanting this recipe because my dad was telling him about it.  I’d say that’s one way to judge that it’s a winner!!

Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza

Pizza is topped with ricotta, mozzarella and roasted butternut squash, then finished with fresh sage.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed (1/4-1/2") butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 3-4 oz ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella
  • fresh sage

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the butternut squash on a baking sheet, drizzle on olive oil and salt. Toss to combine. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, turning once or twice, until fork-tender and roasted. Set aside.*
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 475F and place a pizza stone in the oven. Let heat for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough. Spread on the ricotta. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the ricotta, then top with the butternut squash. Cook according to the instructions for the pizza dough.
  4. Top pizza with fresh sage before serving.
  5. *Squash can be roasted ahead of time and refrigerated until needed.
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34 Responses to Butternut Squash and Sage Pizza

  1. Rosa says:

    A gorgeous pizza! What a great choice of toppings.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. I’ve not tried these pizza toppings, but they sure sound delicious!

  3. I love all winter squash and although some are available year round, there’s something about eating them during the cold season.
    Wonderful pizza Deborah, I love the toppings

  4. Meeta says:

    OOh I am really loving this idea for pizza! Pumpkin is definately on my mind too!

  5. SUCH a great combo for pizza!! Love love love butternut squash and sage. Pinning this one :)

  6. I totally made a version of this last fall. FAAAVOOOORRREEEETTEEE.

    I know I spelled that wrong. ;)

  7. This sure looks like a winner and a LOVE the ricotta on it! I can’t wait to make this for pizza night!

  8. Cassie says:

    Yes, butternut squash is definitely a top three this time of year. And this pizza – top notch, Deborah. I love this idea!

  9. Kalyn says:

    I love butternut squash far more than pumpkins or apples, so I don’t think you are weird at all. This looks amazing!

  10. Bree says:

    Oh my goodness-yum! I love how creative this flavor combination is and how much it celebrates fall! :)

  11. This looks a-ma-zing! I’m a true summer girl and always get a little depressed when fall hits but over the past few years, it’s the butternut squash that pulls me through! Cannot wait to make this – thanks for the recipe :)

  12. Joanne says:

    You KNOW this is my kind of pizza. On the menu plan!

  13. Kristina says:

    I love butternut and sage… such great flavors together, and they make a beautiful pizza! if I make this, I will get to enjoy the whole thing at my house too ;)

  14. Annalise says:

    I’m with you on the butternut squash- I LOVE it! And butternut squash together with sage is one of my favorite fall combos. Will have to try this pizza asap!

  15. Wow, this looks incredible! I roast butternut squash with sage but never would have thought to make a pizza out of it.

    Your pictures are gorgeous, what type of camera do you use?

  16. This is definitely my kind of pizza!

  17. kristy says:

    Butternut squash is one of my all time favorite fall flavors. Just used it in ravioli the other night. This pizza is genius! I know I’ll be making this. :)

  18. Usually butternut squash is not one of the fruits/veggies I get excited for, as far as fall/winter produce goes, but this year I have been all over it! In fact, great minds must think alike, because I posted a similar pizza recipe recently but with a few other fall flavors added to the mix!

  19. Emily says:

    If only I were a fan of butternut squash. *sigh* The only way I can eat it is in a soup (with lots of cream and brown sugar). But the photos are gorgeous and the pizza really does look delish!

  20. I love butternut squash, great idea to throw it on a pizza:)

  21. Oh my gosh, I am salivating just looking at all the warm gooey cheese on that pizza. And with butternut squash and sage? I’m ALL OVER it :)

  22. I love this pizza, Deborah! Butternut squash and sage are two of my faves. Pinned!

  23. Chels R. says:

    Oh YUM! I love butternut squash too, and sage, and ricotta, and PIZZA!!!

  24. I’ve had this combo on my list for a while — have been wallowing in butternut squash & sage recipes this week. YUM. And yes — butternut squash is definitely on our favorites list — definitely more than pumpkin. No contest.

  25. carrian says:

    woohoo!!! I cannot wait to make this. Glad I already have the sage!

  26. Oh man, if I eat anymore butternut squash I’m going to turn into one. I actually like it more than pumpkin in some ways. Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

  27. grace says:

    i love sage with squash! that said, sage gives me indigestion every time i eat it, but i can’t help myself. :)

  28. IndianaAnna says:

    Made this last night and it was delicious. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta since I had half a container languishing in the fridge. Sprinkled some garlic powder on top. Thanks for the recipe!

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