Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
Servings: 8

We took standard, run-of-the-mill pizza and gave it a seasonal spin. Topped with roasted butternut squash and cubes of tender sweet potato, then spiced just right with cinnamon and cayenne, this autumnal pizza is made easy using Pillsbury™ pizza crust. Push the boundaries of what pizza can be—the results are going to be delicious. Recipe by Tablespoon.com.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into a small dice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into a small dice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 bunch kale, finely chopped
  • 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange the diced butternut squash on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Arrange the sweet potatoes on another baking sheet. Drizzle with a little bit of oil and sprinkle with cumin and cayenne. Throw a little salt on it, too. Bake both sheets for 30 minutes, or until soft and roasted.
  3. Transfer the butternut squash to a food processor; add the milk and process until smooth.
  4. Roll the pizza dough out onto a greased baking sheet. (I flipped one of the pans over to use for the pizza.) Cut into 8 equal squares and parbake for 8 minutes.
  5. Evenly spread the butternut squash puree over each pizza square. Top with sweet potatoes, kale and the shredded Manchego cheese.
  6. Bake another 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately!