Butternut squash veggie pizza _ minimalist baker recipes

I rarely speak of love when it comes to pizza. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti sauce Don’t get me wrong, I really, really like it, but pizza is pizza as far as I’m concerned. Nothing too special – it’s bread, sauce, and toppings.


But this pizza? Totally swoon-worthy because it all starts with a buttery, bright orange butternut squash (!!!) sauce.

This recipe is inspired by my favorite slice at Hot Lips Pizza in Portland (see our full Portland Dining Guide here!).

Their offerings change from time to time, but the one constant is the butternut squash sauce. How do you cook homemade meatballs I wasn’t sure what to think at first, but it was love at first bite. Homemade bread crumbs for meatloaf The butternut squash creates a creamy, buttery, savory-sweet base that I adore. Recipe for homemade meatballs in crockpot And that’s saying a lot from a diehard tomato sauce addict!

I typically go for store-bought pizza dough because it’s so easy and keeps this recipe to just 10 ingredients. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs halloween costume But feel free to make your own if you prefer (find our gluten free version here). Homemade meatballs and gravy in crock pot The real magic is in the sauce.

For toppings, I went with broccolini, red onion, and chickpeas for a little added protein and fiber.

I also tried vegan mozzarella cheese on this pie, but I still prefer my homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese! It’s literally the best and saves my dairy-free life when it comes to Italian food.

This is the perfect dish when you’re craving pizza but want something new and different. Homemade meatballs and gravy recipes Plus, you’ll have leftover butternut squash sauce for future pizzas or to turn into soup (like this Simple Pumpkin Soup) or pasta (like this Roasted Red Pepper Pasta).

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Homemade meatballs with grape jelly and bbq sauce We’d love to see what you come up with. Homemade meatballs without breadcrumbs Cheers, friends!

10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. How long do i bake homemade meatballs Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. Homemade meatballs in crockpot A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and position a rack in the middle of the oven.

• Add cubed butternut squash and peeled garlic cloves to a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Homemade meatballs allrecipes Toss to combine.

• Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all squash is fork tender.

• Transfer squash and garlic to a blender or food processor with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and maple syrup. Homemade turkey meatballs baked Puree until creamy and smooth, adding more olive oil or a touch of water if it’s too thick. Homemade meatballs recipe oven The consistency should be creamy and spreadable (not pourable).

• Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Homemade barbecue meatballs recipe Once hot, add 1 tsp oil, broccolini, onion, chickpeas (optional), salt and pepper, and oregano. Homemade bbq meatballs in crockpot Saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Good homemade meatballs Set aside.

• Roll out pizza dough into an even circle and transfer to a parchment-lined round baking sheet (or similarly-shaped object).

• Top with ~ 1 cup sauce (you will have leftover sauce, which you can reserve for other pizzas), veggies, and chickpeas. Best homemade meatballs italian Sprinkle on a bit more oregano and vegan parmesan cheese (or vegan mozzarella).

• Transfer pizza to the oven, laying the pizza and parchment paper directly on oven rack (slide the baking sheet off so it can bake directly on the rack for a crispier crust). Homemade turkey meatballs recipe Bake for 13-18 minutes, or until crust edges are golden brown.

• Slice and serve with remaining parmesan cheese, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes (optional). Homemade swedish meatballs recipe Leftovers keep well for 2-3 days, though best when fresh.

*The best way to cube butternut squash is to start with a large, very sharp knife, cutting off the top and bottom ends. Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs in crockpot Then cut in half where the small, cylinder shape and round, bulb-shape meet. Homemade meatball subs recipe Use knife to carefully remove skin. Homemade italian meatballs sauce Then remove any seeds with spoon or ice cream scoop. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe no meat Cut into small cubes and proceed with recipe as directed.

Wow! This pizza looks incredible! So pretty with all of the bright colors. Easy homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe I am in love with butternut squash, I have no doubt that I would enjoy it on a pizza, as a sauce! I have a butternut squash waiting to be used on my counter, this just may be the perfect recipe!

Butternut squash sauce?!?!? EEP!! Oh, I must try that!! I’m on the opposite side of the pizza spectrum from you: pizza’s one of my favorite foods, and I’m die-hard white sauce fan. Homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe But I suspect I would truly love butternut squash sauce, and methinks it would have a bajillion uses. Homemade tomato meat sauce recipe Thanks for the inspiration!!

I absolutely LOVE the idea of using a squash sauce. Best homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe I’m so ready to delve into the madness of butternut squash err’ywhere for the Autumn months ahead. Homemade meatball sub recipe I can imagine this made such a sweet, nutty, creamy sauce for the pizza. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch YUM!

This looks and sounds incredible! I love exploring different ways of making “pizza” – there are too many options for it to ever be ho hum or boring! 🙂 Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

P.S. Homemade italian spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch I appreciate – or rather I should say my daughter appreciates – the gluten-free crust option. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch 🙂

This pizza looks awesome, can’t wait to try it! Question: My boyfriend isn’t a sweets fan, does the maple syrup have a strong role in the flavor of the sauce? Or do you have suggestions of something I could substitute instead?

I gave this pizza a try last night and man was it ever good! I made a few alternates just because of what I had in the fridge. Homemade pasta sauce recipe from scratch Used some grilled eggplant as ‘pepperoni’ and some baby spinach too. Homemade spaghetti sauce without meat recipes Loved the squash on it! Made a good lunch for today too!

Is there any possibility you could update your structure regarding your posts, so we as readers are able to retrace when exactly you posted a recipe? I love to cook your older recipes and even more enjoy being inspired by just browsing through them. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meat recipe But sometimes it’s not that easy. How to make homemade meatballs recipe For example, I wanted to look up recipes for the upcoming fall season, but there is nothing indicating a date on your posts. Homemade italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe It would be much easier to have something to be guided by. How to make homemade turkey meatballs The only possibility now is to search for recipes with fall-related terms like “pumpkin”. How many calories in homemade spaghetti and meatballs 😀

Other than that, I love your blog and I’m so grateful to be inspired by you.

Wow! This was really good. Grandma's homemade italian sauce and meatballs recipes We all loved it. How to make homemade swedish meatballs My 2 year old ate 4 slices! It was fun to make, looked beautiful and tasted that much better. Homemade meatballs no breadcrumbs A few modifications I made were a homemade crust and walnut parm since we were out of cashews.

Yum yum yum this was sooooo good! I couldn’t find pizza dough in the store so I made my own but this pizza is like none that I have ever had before. Homemade sweet and sour meatballs in crockpot The savory butternut squash sauce was perfect. Homemade swedish meatballs in crockpot I used broccoli instead of broccolini — delish. Italian homemade meatballs recipe You’ve nailed it again, Dana! I’m loving all your recipes 🙂 Going to make the vegan ramen tonight. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs and sausage THANK YOU!

I’ve recently decided to reduce my meat intake and that of my parents too. Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce They have reluctantly agreed to go along with it (the Cowspiracy documentary has made me unbearable, particularly about beef and dairy). Homemade ground beef meatball recipe As a first introduction to a meat free meal I made this for us all for dinner. Homemade meatballs recipe jamie oliver I love chilli so I added fresh chillies to the mix too. Italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe homemade It all went down a storm and I’ve even been told to find more veggie meals! They’ll have to go some to beat this. Healthy homemade meatballs Thanks!

I made this amazing pizza last night and HOLY COW! So good! I loved the butternut squash as an alternative to marinara and complemented the flavors of the red onions, broccolini and chickpeas perfectly.

However, I made a few substitutions as I am a glutton. Homemade meatball sauce sweet and sour 😉 Added a couple more cloves of garlic to the butternut sauce, and English peas and burrata to the pizza. Homemade swedish meatballs crockpot Overall, this pizza would be a crowd pleaser for any eater!

Love this blog and the recipes. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage I currently live in Ecuador and I have access to some beautiful fresh veggies including organic in the huge, local mercados. Healthy homemade turkey meatballs So cheap too! Anyway, I am trying this pizza tomorrow since butternut squash is abundant here and I can buy it already cubed, yay! We will be transitioning back to the States soon and I am thinking seriously of entering your food photo school.

We made this tonight and yum! Such a simple and brilliant recipe. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot We bought pre-cubed butternut squash at Trader Joe’s because I tend to lose the ends of my fingers. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot fresh tomatoes We added some zucchini to toppings. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot with fresh tomatoes What a wonderful way to make a beautifully colored, flavorful sauce. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and ground beef Thanks again!

Tried this for the first time tonight and it was so good! The sauce was especially amazing. Homemade tomato sauce and meatballs We topped it with mushrooms, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and slices of onion! Will definitely be making this again!

Peeling any squash is hard work! So I don’t. Homemade spaghetti sauce italian sausage I would cube it like I would a melon. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage recipe Bake it like your recipe. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot recipe And scrape the steamed off pulp away from the skin right into the processor. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage recipes Thanks for the great recipe. How to make the best homemade meatballs Lazy old lady….is that what lol means? They stole my “handle”!

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