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!!
- 2 cups cubed (1/4-1/2") butternut squash
- olive oil
- 1 lb pizza dough
- 3-4 oz ricotta
- 1½ cups mozzarella
- fresh sage
- 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.*
- Increase the oven temperature to 475F and place a pizza stone in the oven. Let heat for at least 30 minutes.
- 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.
- Top pizza with fresh sage before serving.
- *Squash can be roasted ahead of time and refrigerated until needed.
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