Last winter I was eating so much butternut squash and pumpkin I swear I was a tad orange – it was brilliant. I am so glad that the grocery stores have squash piling up in the bins now – no more scrounging at the bottom to pick a good one ;). This particular squash, however, did not come from the grocery store. We grew it in our very own garden! It was actually picked a few weeks ago but today was finally the day to roast it and make something delicious.
Butternut squash on pizza might sound strange at first, but let’s be honest, butternut squash is delicious on almost anything. The first time I had it on pizza was at Fire & Stone in Covent Garden in London before seeing The Lion King. I had ‘The Melbourne‘ with mozzarella, tomato sauce, brie, sweet roasted butternut squash and balsamic red onions, topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. Such unique pizza toppings but it could not have been more delicious. Of course when we have a new box of Nature’s Hilights brown rice pizza crusts in the freezer and a butternut squash on the counter, I was reminded of that pizza I had over a year and a half ago – only with far less gourmet toppings, and both gluten free and vegan.
Butternut Squash Pizza
- 1 butternut squash
- nature’s hilights brown rice pizza crust
- drizzle of olive oil
- daiya mozzarella style shreds