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Butternut Squash-Pesto Pizza

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Butternut Squash-Pesto Pizza
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8

Try something special tonight with a butternut squash pizza that's loaded with fall flavors. Roasted butternut squash adds sweet, garden-fresh flavor to this savory pizza. Make this butternut squash pizza recipe as an easy appetizer or a pizza night meal.

Updated December 9, 2020
Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Karen Stuber
Fulton, New York

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2
    cups diced peeled butternut squash
  • 1/2
    cup chopped onion (about 1 small)
  • 1
    tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Olive Oil
  • 1
    can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 4
    oz pancetta, diced
  • 3
    tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/2
    cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar)
  • 1/3
    cup chopped walnuts
  • 1
    cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/2
    cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix squash, onion, brown sugar, salt, black pepper and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil. Spread mixture in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Bake about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender.
  • 2
    Spray large cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet into 13x9-inch rectangle. Bake at 400°F 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Drain.
  • 4
    Spread pesto over partially baked crust. Top with squash mixture, pancetta, roasted peppers, walnuts and cheeses. Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
1070mg
44%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
8g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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