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Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage

Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage

The Daring Bakers pizza dough recipe made quite a lot of dough and I baked a second pizza soon after the first. The dough keeps in the fridge for a few days and even longer in the freezer. I wanted to do something more seasonal for the next pizza and I remembered seeing a few recipes around the food blogging sphere that combined butternut squash and caramelized onions. That combo sounded like a nice start for a pizza. I thought that using a tangy blue cheese, say gorgonzola would complement the sweet roasted squash and caramelized onions nicely. I also like the squash and sage combo so I decided to finish the pizza off with some crispy butter fried sage. The pizza turned out really well. I enjoyed the way that the blue cheese worked on a pizza and how it went with the butternut squash.

Ingredients:
2 cups butternut squash (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion (sliced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon butter
1 handful sage leaves
1 pizza dough
1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
1/4 cup gorgonzola (crumbled)

Directions:
1. Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil.
2. Roast the squash in a preheated 350F oven until tender, about 30-40 minutes and set aside.
3. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
4. Add the onion and cook on low until caramelized, about 40-60 minutes.
5. Add the garlic and saute for a few minutes and set aside.
6. Melt the butter in a pan.
7. Add the sage leaves and saute until crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
8. Spread the onions over the pizza dough followed by the butternut squash and the cheeses.
9. Bake in a preheated 500F oven until golden brown on top, about 5-10 minutes.
10. Place the sage leaves on top.

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64 comments:

Amber said...

I love these ingredients together. Nice choice for pizza.

Manggy said...

Ah, meatless pizza perfection! Do try roasting the squash with maple syrup, it's deeevine!

Katrina said...

Goodness, Kevin, what will you think of next! Squash on a pizza--sounds SO good. I love both, so you can't go wrong.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks great Kevin, I did something similar recently with butternut squash and ricotta insalata

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

it is a good thing to eat according to the season. pumpkin pizza, interesting!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Another winner of a pizza, Kevin!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Love the combination of butternut squash and blue cheese -- I often have them together in a salad.

Sharon said...

Kevin, what a nice use of fall's bounty! Looks delicious. Caramelized onions are one of my favorite toppings.

Katie Barlow said...

what a perfect fall pizza! I like it!

Toni said...

I've got a pizza dough in the freezer and squash on my mind.... This looks absolutely scrumptious!

Elra said...

Yum... Kevin, really yummy!
Butternut squash and sage are perfect together.

Beachlover said...

oh! I just roasted butternut squash today but not on pizza!Your pizza look thin and crispy,which I love,NY style pizza dough!you're amaze me with your skill!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Another perfect pizza! That topping is gorgeous! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Debbie said...

Very nice pizza. I think that would be great to eat anytime....I like the idea of using squash in it.

VeggieGirl said...

Amazingly gorgeous pizza - love the squash and onion variety!!

Rindy R said...

The pizza looks great and so does the new header!

Adam said...

Great topping combination there Kevin. I would of never thought to pair butternut squash on a pizza :)

Bellini Valli said...

I am enjoying the falvour combinations here:D

Aggie said...

Kevin, both of your pizzas look fantastic!!

The Shillings said...

This sounds awesome!!

Lori said...

Amazing! I had never considered BN squash on a pizza. What a great idea. There just happens to be one sitting in my kitchen and its future may include a pizza this weekend!

Chocolate Shavings said...

What a great season pizza! Gorgonzola and squash together sound delicious!

Deborah said...

Another great recipe!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Great combination - Do you deliver??

Cheers and Happy Friday

Dawn said...

oh my gosh Kevin these pizzas are amazing!
I'll take one of each please.

Cheryl said...

That looks fantastic, you are so creative!

Andrea said...

Yes, yes, yes! Caramelized onion, butternut squash, gorgonzola (or blue, as you said), perfect. The last of the season's figs might even put it over the top. This looks so good my tummy is making noises!

Prudy said...

Yowza! I'm making this for sure. It's going to kill me not to have this right this minute. That flavor combo is one of my favorites.

AnticiPlate said...

This I am BOOKMARKING! Right up my alley. Great idea:)

Jude said...

Very nice seasonal pizza recipe.. The crust looks fantastic.

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

Love the combination. I recently made butternut squash/ricotta ravioli, and teamed it with a sage butter sauce. NOW I wish I had added gorgonzola.

Will be making this, for SURE

Bobby said...

Kevin, another great pizza idea. I am craving a slice of this right now.

Pam said...

You make beautiful, creative and tasty pizzas Kevin. This looks divine!

Maris said...

Your blog is great, but I must admit that after a week of reading about the Daring Bakers pizza, I absolutely know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

Terry B said...

Wow. This looks beautiful and sounds delicious! I really am intrigued by the mix of the sweet squash with the gorgonzola. I love pizza, but am never organized enough to make dough ahead of time; so I was delighted when I got hold of some ready made dough. I turned it into a thin crust pizza with mushrooms, arugula, red onion and mozzarella.

Passionate About Baking said...

That's a pizza made in heaven Kevin...

Gloria said...

Kevin your pizza look georgeous and tasty!!! Loveit! Gloria

MeetaK said...

Kevin, this looks simply delicious. Pumpkin on a pizza is a novel idea - one I have to try!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh man both your pizzas look so good! Love the idea of the crispy sage!

Pam said...

I bookmarked this from the title alone! I didn't even have to read the recipe!

Lori said...

Hmmmm Kevin. Your pizzas look amazing! Like this combination too!

Zen Chef said...

Wow.. this is a beautiful looking pizza. I wish i could have a little bite right now. Yum!

Alexa said...

I love your pizza recipe. It includes some of my favorite ingredients.

Shannon said...

I made this last night, using acorn squash instead of butternut. It was incredible! All of these ingedients would work well in a quiche or tart, I imagine. Thank you!

Regina said...

A delicious flavor combination - especially with crispy sage!

CECIL said...

Crispy Fried Sage - only from your kitchen Kevin! That's just way amazing. I love caramelized onion on my pizza too, maybe that's what I'd do for the leftover dough.

Jeanne said...

Roasted butternut and sage is as good a combo as tomato and basil - a real classic. I *love* the flavour combination in this pizza topping - just perfect.

meeso said...

Wow, what a pizza!

kamailesfood said...

Mmmm...this topping combo sounds delicious!

Colleen said...

Wow, what fabulous flavors in this pizza! Great blog!

Jaime said...

wow, what a great combination of ingredients for this challenge!

vangogh said...

i made this pizza for my friend's birthday celebration. all who tried it agreed it was one of the best pizzas ever!

Farmgirl Susan said...

That looks really good. What a great combination of flavors. : )

Yaz said...

Wow, what an amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing and keep up the amazing work on your blog! Impressive!

Anonymous said...

made this over the weekend, my family made a funny face when I said what I was making...then they started crawling out of their rooms...what's that yummy smell...the entire pizza was devoured in less than 10 min. everyone agreed it was the best meal they have ever eaten! Such a perfect and simple combination of flavors

katrina and the king said...

your website is intense. I want to make everything on it. and I shall :)

The Bethpage Blogger said...

Made it last night- superb

aklat said...

Delicious! I have just eat almost whole pizza by myself. Thanx :)

Lizzy said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Actually, your whole blog is wonderful. So glad I stumbled upon it! I've been looking for something interesting to do with that butternut squash I bought at the market a few days ago. I'm definitely making this tonight! Thanks!

kristine said...

I'm making this tonight as an appetizer for our thanksgiving dinner!

TaraTakesTheCake said...

looks great, but do you think i could sub out the blue cheese for some goat cheese??

Kevin said...

TaraTakesTheCake: Goat cheese should also work well!

Kate said...

I made this last night and wanted to say thank you for the great recipe! I've never done gorgonzola on pizza but it was delicious- thanks!:)

Erin said...

I love pizza and love finding new topping combos! I will certainly be trying this one!!!

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