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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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
23g
33%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
634µg
91%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
66mg
7%
Choline, total
46mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
125mg
18%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
152mg
10%
Water
134g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.