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
- 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
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.
Cheers & Hugs,