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.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage
- 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)
- Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil.
- Roast the squash in a preheated 350F/180C oven until tender, about 30-40 minutes and set aside.
- Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the onion and cook on low until caramelized, about 40-60 minutes.
- Add the garlic and saute for a few minutes and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the sage leaves and saute until crispy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Spread the onions over the pizza dough followed by the butternut squash and the cheeses.
- Bake in a preheated 500F/260C oven until golden brown on top, about 5-10 minutes.
- Place the sage leaves on top.
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I love these ingredients together. Nice choice for pizza.
Ah, meatless pizza perfection! Do try roasting the squash with maple syrup, it’s deeevine!
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 says
Looks great Kevin, I did something similar recently with butternut squash and ricotta insalata
Mrs Ergül says
it is a good thing to eat according to the season. pumpkin pizza, interesting!
[eatingclub] vancouver || js says
Another winner of a pizza, Kevin!
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
Love the combination of butternut squash and blue cheese — I often have them together in a salad.
Kevin, what a nice use of fall’s bounty! Looks delicious. Caramelized onions are one of my favorite toppings.
Katie Barlow says
what a perfect fall pizza! I like it!
I’ve got a pizza dough in the freezer and squash on my mind…. This looks absolutely scrumptious!
Yum… Kevin, really yummy!
Butternut squash and sage are perfect together.
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 says
Another perfect pizza! That topping is gorgeous! Yummy!
Very nice pizza. I think that would be great to eat anytime….I like the idea of using squash in it.
Amazingly gorgeous pizza – love the squash and onion variety!!
Rindy R says
The pizza looks great and so does the new header!
Great topping combination there Kevin. I would of never thought to pair butternut squash on a pizza 🙂
Bellini Valli says
I am enjoying the falvour combinations here:D
Kevin, both of your pizzas look fantastic!!
The Shillings says
This sounds awesome!!
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 says
What a great season pizza! Gorgonzola and squash together sound delicious!
Another great recipe!
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says
Great combination – Do you deliver??
Cheers and Happy Friday
oh my gosh Kevin these pizzas are amazing!
I’ll take one of each please.
That looks fantastic, you are so creative!
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!
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.
This I am BOOKMARKING! Right up my alley. Great idea:)
Very nice seasonal pizza recipe.. The crust looks fantastic.
USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) says
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
Kevin, another great pizza idea. I am craving a slice of this right now.
You make beautiful, creative and tasty pizzas Kevin. This looks divine!
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 says
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 says
That’s a pizza made in heaven Kevin…
Kevin your pizza look georgeous and tasty!!! Loveit! Gloria
Kevin, this looks simply delicious. Pumpkin on a pizza is a novel idea – one I have to try!
Clumbsy Cookie says
Oh man both your pizzas look so good! Love the idea of the crispy sage!
I bookmarked this from the title alone! I didn’t even have to read the recipe!
Hmmmm Kevin. Your pizzas look amazing! Like this combination too!
Wow.. this is a beautiful looking pizza. I wish i could have a little bite right now. Yum!
I love your pizza recipe. It includes some of my favorite ingredients.
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!
A delicious flavor combination – especially with crispy sage!
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.
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.
Wow, what a pizza!
Mmmm…this topping combo sounds delicious!
Wow, what fabulous flavors in this pizza! Great blog!
wow, what a great combination of ingredients for this challenge!
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 says
That looks really good. What a great combination of flavors. : )
Wow, what an amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing and keep up the amazing work on your blog! Impressive!
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 says
your website is intense. I want to make everything on it. and I shall 🙂
The Bethpage Blogger says
Made it last night- superb
Delicious! I have just eat almost whole pizza by myself. Thanx 🙂
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!
I'm making this tonight as an appetizer for our thanksgiving dinner!
looks great, but do you think i could sub out the blue cheese for some goat cheese??
TaraTakesTheCake: Goat cheese should also work well!
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!:)
I love pizza and love finding new topping combos! I will certainly be trying this one!!!