Butternut Squash Pizza

by inspiredrd on December 21, 2012

Butternut Squash Pizza from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

I’ve been going back through some older recipes from my pre-celiac or “PC days” as Gluten Dude would say and making them over to be gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.  One of my favorites that I used to make all the time was a butternut squash pizza.  I would get the fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s or make my own focaccia and throw it together on family pizza night.

Butternut Squash Pizza from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

Since going gluten-free I haven’t attempted to make my own dough.  Gluten-free baking tends to intimidate me, and these days when I throw together family pizza night it’s usually when I need a quick meal.  I’ve tried a few different ready-made crusts and my favorite has to be Udi’s.  I was always a fan of thin-crust pizza during my PC days, so I like the way the Udi’s crisps up when you bake it.  My family enjoys it too although Jeff would prefer a deep chewy crust on occasion.

Butternut Squash Pizza from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

The original recipe called for pine nuts, and you could certainly use them but I seem to have a hard time finding pine nuts that are not processed on shared equipment.  So this time I used slivered almonds instead.  Not quite as good, but better than nothing.  Butternut squash are in season.  Mine was a little cutie from the Agritopia Farm down the street.  For anyone reading this who isn’t gluten-free (I know there are a lot of you out there!), feel free to use a regular crust and real cheddar cheese.  The combination of flavors is incredible no matter what diet you’re following!

 
Ingredients
  • 1 small or ½ large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and sliced thin
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 cup chicken apple sausage
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (I used goat's milk cheddar to keep it dairy-free)
  • 1 package Udi's gluten-free pizza crusts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine squash, onion, mushrooms, thyme, sausage, salt, pepper, and oil in a 9x13 pan. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Place 2 frozen Udi's gluten-free pizza crusts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with roasted vegetable mix, sprinkle with almonds and cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cut and serve.

 

How do you like to top your pizza?

 

Disclosure: Udi’s sent me a box of products to play around with although I already had these crusts in my freezer.

  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ marla

    Such a great idea for pizza!!

  • Tasha N

    I saw your original recipe a while ago and had to try it, LOVED IT! I have since made butternut squash pizza for a number of people and always get interesting responses. DH still isn’t sure about it, but a number of people have really enjoyed it. I have made homemade GF pizza crust when we thought my daughter was allergic to barley, it wasn’t too hard and the recipe I had was crispy, which I really loved. Good luck and thanks for the yummy recipes.

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