Prior to this recipe, we have never cooked with butternut squash. We’ve seen lots of recipes in magazines and online using it in various capacities-risotto, soup, lasagna, souffles. When we saw a pizza recipe, we thought this is something we could sign up for. We took some basic tips from a few various recipes and made our own. It turned out great! Check out our Butternut Squash and Spinach Pizza recipe below.
Butternut Squash & Spinach Pizza
Serves 6 – Prep Time 20 minutes – Total Time 1 Hour
1 butternut squash (around 2 pounds)
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 yellow onion diced OR 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package whole wheat pizza dough (1lb)
1-2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel butternut squash. Cut off ends, clean out seeds and innards. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes (roughly).
- Toss butternut squash, onions (or onion powder), garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil in large bowl to coat squash and onion completely.
- Spread mixture on baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in oven about 20 minutes or until tender.
- Once roasted, mash mixture with potato masher or fork. This mixture will be your ‘sauce’ of the pizza.
- Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Sprinkle second baking sheet or pizza stone with cornmeal. Roll pizza dough out to around 1/4″ thickness and lay on top of cornmeal.
- Spread squash mixture over pizza dough evenly. Dollop ricotta over pizza (spread if you wish). Sprinkle spinach, then mozzarella on pizza.
- Bake about 20 minutes. Slice and enjoy!