Homemade Butternut Squash Pizza


This butternut squash pizza is bursting with Fall flavors. It is topped with squash and caramelized sweet onions, toasted walnuts, prosciutto, and mozzarella. If you’re feeling bold I recommend going with the blue cheese topping and optional honey drizzle just before serving. But if you’re not a blue cheese lover, omit it or add some smoked mozzarella.

Recipe Snapshot


45 minutes


1 12-inch pizza


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they turn a deep golden color. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.

To skillet, add the remaining olive oil and increase the heat to medium-high. Add cubed butternut squash and cook, stirring occasionally until tender. Add sage and remaining salt and pepper. Cook a bit longer and then remove from stove.

To a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough into a circle. Transfer to a piece of parchment paper set on a pizza peel, cutting board, or cookie sheet. And create a raised edge around the lip of the dough.

First, spread the onion mixture evenly over the dough. Next, sprinkle with mozzarella, half of the blue cheese, and parmesan cheese. Finally, add the butternut squash mixture, walnuts, and prosciutto.

Slide the parchment paper and pizza directly onto the oven rack and bake until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Top with the remaining blue cheese and drizzle with honey. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Enjoy that first bite!


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