Butternut Squash Pizza Recipe

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The last time I cooked with butternut squash, I made soup. I’d heard great things about it and love trying new foods and recipes, so why not? My family wasn’t crazy about it, though. I wasn’t sure if it was just the recipe or butternut squash in general.

Last week at the farmers market I dropped a baby butternut squash into my bag hoping for better results. Mission accomplished. Enter: my butternut squash pizza recipe.

I roasted, peeled and lightly salted my little butternut squash. Using a pre-made whole wheat crust from the grocery, I preheated the oven to the package’s specifications. We had an already-open bottle of garden marina sauce so I used it as my base since it already had some onions and what not. I spread a generous helping of Italian blend shredded cheese and then added my toppings: mushroom, butternut squash (about 1/3 of the little size), bacon bits, feta cheese, seasonings, and more shredded cheese. While the pizza baked, Lil and I snacked on the left over cubes of roasted butternut squash.

Viola!

Butternut squash pizza with zero leftovers. So I guess we’re just not fans of the soup. The vegetable itself is a winner. I added some of the left over quash to a spinach salad for lunch.

What’s your favorite butternut squash recipe?

  • laurenbonk

    Squash. Cooked in any way. Butter. More butter. Shovel in mouth. Recipe done. :) You should try the pizza with an alfredo base next time! I’ll bet that would be deeeelicious!

    • http://meghannchapman.com/ Meghann Chapman

      You’re right. Good idea. I didn’t have any on hand at the time, though. Alfredo tends to be my go to sauce when I’m trying something new. And that might have been too much “crazy” food for Bill. Squash on pizza was enough to cause he guard to go up.