Butternut Squash Pizza

Butternut Squash Pizza
Staff Writer
Butternut Squash Pizza
Will Budiaman
Butternut Squash Pizza

Butternut squash is on everything these days, so why not pizza? Matching up butternut squash with pear and blue cheese is one of the best decisions of my life. OK, not really. But, it works and it's pretty good. Try it.

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2
Servings
795
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • One 9-ounce ball frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1/4  Pound  fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • 1/2  ripe Bosc pear, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1  Cup  finely diced roasted butternut squash
  • 1/4  Cup  crumbled blue cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Dust a work surface with flour and lightly flour the dough. Roll out to about a 8- to 9-inch circle and cover with the mozzarella. Arrange the pear slices in a circular pattern and scatter the squash on top. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the pizza to the baking sheet.

Place in the oven until the cheese is melted and the squash is starting to brown around the edges, about 17-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and scatter the blue cheese on top. Let cool slightly before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
66g
94%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
42g
91%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
102mg
24%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
77µg
19%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
565mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
1282mg
100%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
168mg
11%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
100%

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Butternut Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.