A few weeks ago, my parents ended up with three huge butternut squash in their Bountiful Basket. They have been trying to use it all since then. One of the recipes that my dad came up with was a vegetarian butternut squash pizza…then he added sausage.
I tried the recipe tonight with a few changes based on what I could find at the store. I used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough. I also used Trader Joe’s sweet apple chicken sausage because I thought that the maple flavor would compliment the butternut squash. I couldn’t find fresh thyme, so I substituted 1 tsp. of dried thyme (the usual rule is 1 tsp dried = 1 tbsp fresh).
As I was slicing up the red onion…
…I cursed myself for not bringing my onion goggles to California.
Leila thought it was hilarious (thanks baby girl!)
Thankfully I survived, and the pizza was delicious! The topping was so plentiful that it probably could have covered two pizzas easily, but we enjoyed the heartiness of our one giant pizza. I almost didn’t buy the pine nuts because they are so expensive, but they really went well with the other ingredients. I think they were worth the money.
Joe made his own pizza with red sauce, butternut squash, zucchini, sausage and mozzarella cheese. Both kids gobbled it up.
We will definitely be making this pizza again. Thanks for the inspiration Dad!
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