Squash, kale, red onions, garlic, and pizza! Fall is definitely here, and this is one of my favorite pizzas to have when all of these yummy ingredients are seasonal. It’s a great way to add veggies to a meal, and it comes together in about 40 minutes, less if you have the squash already roasted. By adding squash and kale to the pizza, you are getting a hefty serving of vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. And it tastes delicious! Throw melted cheese on just about anything, and it will taste good, right?
So let’s get started here. Remember the post I did on how to easily cut squash? Go ahead and follow that one, then take your cubed squash, a small red onion, sliced, and toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
You really can use any squash in this recipe. I used kabocha here, but I’ve used butternut and red kuru in this recipe before, and it’s great with any of them.
While that is roasting, add the garlic to a sauté pan with some olive oil, and let it cook for a minute, then add the kale.
Once the squash is done, place about half of it on a pizza crust, then about half of the kale on as well.
Then add half of the cheese, then another layer of each vegetable.
Then cook according to the pizza crust package’s instructions. Mine took about 20 minutes, and then turned into this cheesy deliciousness:
The bottom layer of kale keeps its chewy texture, then the top layer gets nice and crispy. It is a lovely contrast to the sweetness of the squash.
Fall Veggie Pizza
1 medium winter squash
1 bunch of lactinato kale
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small red onion, sliced
1 c. shredded monterey jack cheese
1 pizza crust
- Cube your squash, then toss with onion, salt, and pepper, and about 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, until a fork passes easily through the squash.
- Add the garlic to a sauté pan, and a minute later, add the chopped kale.
- Layer half the veggies on the pizza crust, then half the cheese, then the rest of the veggies.
- Bake according to pizza crust instructions, or 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.