Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, & Feta Cheese Pizza

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Feta Cheese Pizza.

I am always looking for new ways to enjoy butternut squash, so I did a quick search and found a variety of pizzas using butternut squash.  Yum!

The one I found that had the flavors I love (and ingredients I had on hand), called for mashing the butternut squash as the “sauce” on the pizza, but I prefer the taste of cubed and roasted butternut squash, so I changed it up.

Each roasted chunk gets a bit browned and even a bit crispy on the outside corners, but is soft and sweet and tender on the inside.   I prefer that texture to mashed.

And I might just possibly eat anything with caramelized onions on top.  Just saying…

Add feta cheese – and SCORE!

We had this for dinner with a tossed green salad.

If you are looking for a new twist on pizza or a meatless meal, this may just be the ticket!

Here is how I made it.  Hope you will give it a try.

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Feta Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Pizza dough or Pillsbury crescent roll tube

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place cubed butternut squash on stoneware baking pan or baking sheet.  Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp brown sugar, salt and pepper.  Roast approximately 20 minutes, turning once midway through roasting, until slightly browned and tender.

While squash is roasting, saute onions in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp. butter, salt and pepper over medium heat until onions begin to caramelize, approximately 10-15 minutes.  Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Bake pizza crust five minutes short of done on a round baking stone.  Remove from oven, and layer butternut squash cubes, caramelized onions, and feta cheese on crust.  Return to oven for 5-10 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

 

61 thoughts on “Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, & Feta Cheese Pizza

  1. Wow, Jodi—

    That sounds fantastic!!! I can’t wait to try it! I have a few packages of naan in the freezer, which works well as substitute pizza shell. There is nothing in your recipe that doesn’t sound delicious; can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

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  2. I honestly and truly had decided that “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”…take the high road and all those virtuous sort of things. Then, it occurred to me…you can say something nice, Ellen. Butternut squash, I love butternut squash!! Alas, it’s all down hill from here. Caramelized ONIONS, I ask you, caramelized ONIONS? Need I say more??? Then we get to the Feta cheese! A combination of sheep’s milk and goat’s milk best left to lambs and kids (of a goat variety)! A brief return to nice now, I am fond of pizza crust. Roasted butternut squash swimming in melted butter on a pizza crust, it works for me! Thank-you!

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  3. Felicia and I love unique pizzas, Jodi! Yummy recipe. . . In our Easton Towne center, a place called California Pizza Company has pizza with carmelized onions, pear slices and I think a crumbled cheese (not sure if bleu cheese or feta?). It adds a spring salad in the middle! 🍕 ❤

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