FOOD

Transform Ordinary Butternut Squash Into Surprisingly Delicious Pizza Crust

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Just about everybody loves pizza, and it’s not too surprising! Between the gooey melted cheese and the crispy crust, what’s not to love?

Unfortunately, for most of us, pizza falls firmly in the “guilty pleasure” category; all that greasy, cheesy goodness does not come without a high calorie count!

There are lots of healthier adaptations on classic ‘za, like these yummy eggplant pizza bites, but none of them quite re-create the feeling of biting into a piping hot slice!

But, as it turns out, there is a way you can have your pizza and eat it too!

There’s a pizza out there for everyone.

In this case, that means a pizza that’s smothered in cheese with a doughy, decadent crust, but that you never have to feel guilty about.

The solution? Our delicious butternut squash pizza, which packs the crust with tons of tasty veggies for a pizza that’s as healthy as it is indulgent.

Print out the recipe below to make this yummy autumn-ready meal at home!

Cook: 1 hrs
Prep: 25 min
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsps. ground flax
  • 4 Tbsps. water
  • 1 12 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • cheese, tomatoes, and additional toppings
Instructions
  • Peel squash and dice into large chunks.
  • Place in glass baking dish and drizzle in olive oil.
  • Bake 30 minutes at 400 °F.
  • Once cooked through, mash into a soft paste and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsps. of the ground flax with water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine mashed squash, flax mixture, flour, oregano, and remaining Tbsp. of flax.
  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Roll dough out into a flat, round shape on lined baking sheet.
  • Bake dough 30 minutes at 425 °F.
  • Remove pizza base from the oven and add desired toppings while it's still hot.
  • Let cool, serve, and enjoy!
If you love the look of this healthy, tasty take on classic pizza, make sure to check out the video below for more details, and SHARE with friends and family who want guilt-free pizza too!
Butternut Squash Pizza 25 minutes 1 hours 26 hours Serves 2 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/10/recipe_card_SquashPizza-copy-850x444.jpg 1 butternut squash 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsps. ground flax 4 Tbsps. water 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 tsp. dried oregano cheese, tomatoes, and additional toppings Peel squash and dice into large chunks. Place in glass baking dish and drizzle in olive oil. Bake 30 minutes at 400 °F. Once cooked through, mash into a soft paste and set aside. In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsps. of the ground flax with water. In a mixing bowl, combine mashed squash, flax mixture, flour, oregano, and remaining Tbsp. of flax. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly until a shaggy dough forms. Roll dough out into a flat, round shape on lined baking sheet. Bake dough 30 minutes at 425 °F. Remove pizza base from the oven and add desired toppings while it's still hot. Let cool, serve, and enjoy!

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