Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

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Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Season: Fall
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Minimalist Baker

Highlighted ingredients can be bought at the Market!

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Ingredients

Sauce

  • 3 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic whole, skin removed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Pizza

  • 1 1/2 cups broccolini chopped, large stems removed
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked, rinsed & dried (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 6 oz store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese or vegan mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and position a rack in the middle of the oven.

  2. Add cubed butternut squash and peeled garlic cloves to a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all squash is fork tender.

  4. Transfer squash and garlic to a blender or food processor with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and maple syrup. Purée until creamy and smooth, adding more olive oil or a touch of water if it's too thick. The consistency should be creamy and spreadable (not pourable).

  5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.

  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tsp oil, broccolini, onion, chickpeas (optional), salt and pepper, and oregano. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.

  7. Increase oven heat to 425 degrees F.

  8. Roll out pizza dough into an even circle and transfer to a parchment-lined round baking sheet (or similarly-shaped object).

  9. Top with ~ 1 cup sauce (you will have leftover sauce, which you can reserve for other pizzas), veggies, and chickpeas. Sprinkle on a bit more oregano and vegan parmesan cheese (or vegan mozzarella).

  10. Transfer pizza to the oven, laying the pizza and parchment paper directly on oven rack (slide the baking sheet off so it can bake directly on the rack for a crispier crust). Bake for 13-18 minutes, or until crust edges are golden brown.

  11. Slice and serve with remaining parmesan cheese, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes (optional). Leftovers keep well for 2-3 days, though best when fresh.

Recipe Notes

  • $1.90 per serving
  • 10 ingredients

Why Is It Healthy?

  • Butternut Squash is a great source of Vitamin A, fiber, and is relatively low in calories. Sweet and satisfying squash makes for a great fall meal.
  • Broccoli is high in fiber, one cup has 3g of fiber and only 30 calories. Broccoli is also a great source of calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
  • Chickpeas have 8g of fiber per 150 calories, and 10g of protein! They also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 4.1g
Protein 6.2g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.