Butternut Squash & Arugula Pizza

Recipe adapted from Valerie Bertinelli

Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 55 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 cups GF Flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus more for bowl
  • cornmeal for dusting
  • 1 2 lb butternut squash peeled, halved, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 4 oz goat cheese coarsely crumbled
  • 3 cups arugula
  • zest of 1 lemon plus juice of 1/2 lemon


For the dough: Combine the flour, rosemary, yeast, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add 3/4 cup warm water and the oil and process until the dough forms a ball. Transfer to a large, lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

    For the topping: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

      Toss the squash with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Roast until just tender, about 10 minutes.

        In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the sage, rosemary, red pepper flakes and garlic. Heat for 1 to 2 minutes, just to infuse the oil.

          Sprinkle cornmeal or flour on a 14-inch pizza pan and set aside.

            Liberally flour a clean work surface. Place the dough on top and use your hands to stretch it out into a 14-inch circle. Carefully lay the dough on the pizza pan. Brush the infused oil onto the dough. Top with the mozzarella and the roasted squash, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown, 14 to 18 minutes. Carefully sprinkle the goat cheese evenly on top.

              Toss the arugula with the 2 teaspoons olive oil, lemon zest and juice and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Top the pizza with the arugula, then cut into slices to serve.

                ♡ Lauren


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                2 years ago

                Looks amazing – definitely going to try this one out! Do you have any more photos of the pizza? 😍

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