Butternut Squash Pizza with Kale & Bacon
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Serves: 8
  • 1 recipe whole wheat pizza dough-- enough for 2 pizzas (or your favorite prepared crust)
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 sliced lean bacon
  • 1 onion, very thinly sliced
  • 8-12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces kale, chopped into bite-size pieces, the woody stems trimmed off
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375.
  2. Toss the butternut squash with the 2 tablespoons olive oil and spread in a single layer across a baking sheet (you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper if you'd like).
  3. Sprinkle the squash with the kosher salt and roast for about 15 minutes, flipping the squash over in the pan about halfway through. It will be fork tender when it's done.
  4. While the squash roasts, cook the bacon until crisp and then set it aside to drain on paper towels.
  5. Drain most of the grease from the skillet you cooked the bacon in and then add the onion, caramelizing it over medium heat.
  6. Take the roasted squash from the oven and transfer it to a bowl to mash. Toss the kale onto the oiled and salted baking sheet, rub it around a little, and place it in the oven for about 5 minutes, until it JUST starts to cook.
  7. Take the kale from the oven and set the oven temperature according to your pizza dough instructions.
  8. Prepare your pizza dough to your liking(I set mine up on a pizza peel and cook on a pizza stone).
  9. Spread the smashed squash across the crust.Then scatter the caramelized onions over the squash.
  10. Break up the bacon and sprinkle it on top of the onions. Cover the whole mess in cheese and then spread kale on top of the cheese.
  11. Bake according to your pizza dough instructions (with my homemade dough on a pizza stone I bake at 450 for about 8 minutes for a crispy crust)
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/butternut-squash-pizza-with-kale-bacon/