Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Pizza & A Giveaway!

by Kate on October 30, 2013

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Pizza

“You say it’s your birthday … It’s my birthday too, yeah!” Today marks the momentous occasion of my entrance into the world!And it’s Molly’s birthday in 2 days with Miss Maddy following quickly behind a mere 2 week later. All these birthdays are cause for celebration! I don’t know about you but when it comes to birthday party food, good ol’ pizza is always a crowd pleaser. It’s perfect for eating at a long table gathered with friends or works wonderfully when eaten off a paper plate set on a waiting lap. It’s portable too! Fold it in half and you can eat it with one hand on the go. Pizza, the perfect food!

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Pizza - FoodBabbles.comDid you know that this month is National Pizza month? I had no idea until the fine folks at Classico gave me the heads up. How could you not want to celebrate that? Classico challenged me to elevate pizza night by hosting my own little pizza party using some of their flavorful pizza sauces. Challenge accepted! Homemade pizza is a year round, perfect for every season type food and that’s probably one of the biggest reasons it ranks so high on the food chain in my book. The possibilities are endless, which makes pizza a food you’ll never get bored with.

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As my wheels started turning, I got to kneading. I elevated pizza night with Classico’s new White Pizza Sauce and seasonal ingredients. The garlicky herbed white sauce was ideal for pairing with sweet sage roasted butternut squash and onions. A sprinkle of goat cheese finished it off then into the oven it went. When that crusty pizza emerged from the oven I couldn’t wait to cut into it.

My girls have a small addiction to goat cheese and a newfound love of roasted butternut squash so I knew this would be a hit with them. Only a few grumbles about the onions and our lunchtime pizza party was a success. It was a quite lunch of full mouths and the occasional “Mmm” as we all thoroughly enjoyed this seasonal pizza. This roasted butternut squash pizza was so flavorful with hints of sweetness and savory notes as well, all in the same bite.

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I know you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did and that’s why I’m thrilled that Classico has generously offered to giveaway 3 VIP coupons for free Classico products. Be sure to enter for your chance to win! You won’t be disappointed. In addition to their new white pizza sauce they also offer Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce as well as Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce which happens to be my all-time favorite. So good! Looking for more recipe ideas? Visit Classico for some inspiration!

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Enjoy!

~K

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Pizza

3 hours

Yield: 1 (12") pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Pizza

This crusty pizza is topped with sweet roasted butternut squash and onions tossed with fragrant, savory sage. A sprinkle of tangy goat cheese brings it all together for a wonderful seasonal white pizza.

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water, warm
  • Toppings:
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage or 4 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Classico White Pizza Sauce
  • 3 ounces freshly grated parmesan
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, the yeast and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil and water. Add the olive oil/water to the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to come together.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour onto a work surface and begin to knead the dough. If necessary, add more flour 1/4 cup at a time until a soft, smooth dough is achieved and it will hold a fingertip impression when poked. You may not need to use all the flour to achieve the desired consistency. Do not add too much flour, as this will effect the final dough.
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning to lightly coat on all sides. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven 450 degrees. Toss butternut squash and onions with olive oil, sage and salt. Spread evenly on a metal baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring once. Remove and set aside.
  5. If using a pizza stone, place stone on bottom rack of oven. Preheat stone for 1 hour prior to baking then sprinkle with cornmeal just before baking. If using a pizza pan, sprinkle cornmeal over baking pan and set aside.
  6. Stretch dough to a 12-inch round. Spread Classico White Pizza Sauce over dough to 1/2-inch from the edge. Sprinkle with grated parmesan. Top with roasted butternut squash and onions. Sprinkle goat cheese over pizza.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until well browned.
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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Thayer October 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

I’d like to try the traditional sauce.

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Connie Gordon October 30, 2013 at 8:33 am

Great recipe with Butternut Squash. I have these coming out my ears right now.

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ChristineM October 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

Happy Birthday Kate! So…. 21 again??? That pizza looks sooooo gooooood.

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Kate November 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

HA! I don’t think I’d ever want to go back to my early 20’s but I’d take 30 again 😉 Thank you for the happy birthday wishes!

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Emily Wells October 30, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’d like to try the traditional sauce with pepperoni and extra cheese toppings!

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Wendy October 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

Happy Birthday!! I’ve been fixated on chicken sausage for a while … I think I’d do the white pizza sauce with chicken sausage, spinach, garlic and roma tomatoes. Darn … now I’m hungry.

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Kate November 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

HOLY MOLY!! Now, that sounds like a fantastic pizza! I need to make that ASAP.

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Kel October 30, 2013 at 10:26 am

Traditional sauce (non-meat) and I am willing to try your recipe! (squash on top – new to me)

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Jeffrey October 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

I’d pick the Fire Roasted sauce and top it with a bit of mozzarella, Italian Sausage, sweet red peppers, goat cheese and some fresh basil!

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Lauren October 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Mmmm. The fire roasted tomato sound delicious! I would love this with some pepperonis, peppers, and olives.

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Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines October 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This looks amazing….I have everything I need to make it, too. But, I have to admit that my favorite pizza is with high quality sausage and onions. Yum.

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Ruthy @ Omeletta October 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Seriously, there is nothing like homemade pizza!! I’m a goat cheese fiend along with your girls, so I love that you added goat cheese on top of this pizza- total Fall perfection with the butternut squash!
I’m a classic girl at heart, so I’d normally reach for the Traditional Classico but that Fire Roasted looks pretty dang good, too!

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Debra Lee October 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The fire roasted sauce with fresh mozz and basil!

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Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos October 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Happy Happy Birthday first of all – secondly – love these ideas for flavor combos!!!

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Susan Broughton October 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I think the Fire Roasted would be my first choice. For toppings….I’m a pretty basic pizza kind of girl. so maybe change the cheese types and I love lots of sauce. I think sauce is what makes the pizza

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Kate November 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I agree! I love toppings but if you don’t have good sauce, it ruins the whole thing.

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Anne October 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I’m interested in trying the white pizza sauce. I have yet to make a good white pizza, and the sauce would get me off to a good start, for sure. I’d top it with caramelized onions and fresh thyme.

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Kate November 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Your pizza sounds wonderful! I love both caramelized onions and thyme. Yum!

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud October 31, 2013 at 1:05 am

I would love to try the traditional with lots of cheese and olives

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David @ Spiced October 31, 2013 at 8:22 am

Oh, I would love to try their white pizza sauce. I’m always a sucker for a good white pizza! (p.s. Happy -late- Birthday!!)

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Ashley B October 31, 2013 at 10:16 am

I would love to try the White Pizza Sauce and I would top my pizza with chicken, tomato, and bacon. Oh and cheese of course.

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Megan McD October 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

I would try the fire roasted pizza sauce and top my pizza with spinach, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives and feta.

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rachel October 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I’d go classic with fire-roasted!

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David October 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I would like to try the fire roasted and would top it with pepperoni and hamburger.

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Krista October 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm

This looks delishious!

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Dionne Baldwin November 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Oh man I had no idea that it was pizza month last month! Bummer. We LOVE pizza around here and we don’t make enough of it. Your roasted squash pizza turned out beautiful!! I hope you had a good birthday. 🙂

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Kate November 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Thank you Dionne! My birthday was fantastic and I’m so happy you like this pizza.

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