Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rosemary Butternut Squash Pizza - Recipe


Pizzas are uber easy, AND fun to create! It's one of those great dishes where you can truly personalize the ingredients you choose to include in the final product. Here's a combination of ingredients that I find work very lovely together!

Preheat that oven to 300, baby
To prepare the squash, I like to soften them in a covered saucepan with a puddle of olive oil. Sprinkle some rosemary on the squash, we'll add more directly onto the pizza later on too! 

I find it convenient to buy pizza crust for your foundation; if you want to make your own, there are some great recipes online and in cookbooks. It's simple to make your own, but out of convenience, I just bought already-prepared dough.

Dust some oregano across the surface before spreading a generous dollop of marinara sauce (I like Newman's) on the dough

And then chop the following for your pizza toppings:
- a bit of red onion
- about 1/6th of a yellow pepper
- several basil leaves
- 3 or so dates
- 3 mushrooms (optional)
- other colours of peppers (optional)

Place all those ingredients on the bed of marinara sauce, and add that softened squash
Grate a nice layer of light Havarti cheese and throw some more rosemary on it! Crack some pepper onto it too. 

Cook that sucker for 15-20 mins (or however crisp you like it)

Drizzle with some balsamic glaze (a quality, accessible brand is Blaze) 
It's nice to have a side of Party-of-Flavours Salad!

Enjoy :)


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe it's definitely a really good reward for my brother who got his Basset Certification last week. But still work on the dough first. I'm not really the cook-type but I'd like to do something special for him.

  2. Hayley, Thanks so much for reading! :) Congrats to your brother on his certification.