Roasted Honeynut Squash and Kale Pizza made with Food 52’s pizza crust. So incredibly delicious! I promise you, if you like butternut squash, you will love this pizza. Hope you try it! It’s perfect for fall!
Have you had a honeynut squash before? They are sweet and nutty and besides being packed with more flavor than traditional butternut squash, the tiny Honeynut squash has more nutrients; it’s estimated that a single serving has twice the beta-carotene of an equal amount of butternut squash. The Honeynut is also a good source of vitamin A!
“At first glance, Honeynut squash just looks like a shrunken butternut squash. But it’s more than that—the sweet, petite squash has only been in existence for less than a decade and didn’t show up in farmers’ markets until two years ago!! Now its being grown at 90 percent of Northeast squash farms, with no signs of slowing down.”
If I remember correctly, I first discovered these guys last year at Trader Joe’s. They are delicious and flavorful and just a little sweeter than butternut squash. Although, sometimes they taste the same to me.
I picked these up from my local Farmers Market and went to work. I personally love roasted vegetables on pizza so I knew this had to happen.
Roasted Honeynut Squash and Kale Pizza
If you know me, you know my love for roasted vegetables and this pizza. I’ve made it a few times (cough . . understatement) since April. Click here to see my Zucchini Ribbon Pizza. And with shaved asparagus.
I made the dough, roasted the honeynut squash and went to work!
- pizza dough from Food 52's recipe
- olive oil extra virgin
- kosher salt or flaky sea salt
- green onions
- black and green olives or both
- cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- assortment of bell peppers sliced thin
- asparagus shaved using a vegetable peeler and the tips
- sugar snap peas or peas
- To make the pizza dough, follow the recipe from Food 52 (linked above) but use a baking sheet instead of a cast iron skillet.
- About 30 minutes before baking, place one rack at the bottom of the oven and one toward the top (about 4 to 5 inches from the top heating element). Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
- When you’re ready to bake the Garden Focaccia, drizzle some olive oil evenly over the pizza dough and then season with salt.
- Decorate: using all the vegetables, have some fun creating a garden! Create flowers and anything you want. Feel free to fill up all the dough or leave some parts uncovered. It's up to you! Just have some fun making a garden.
- Bake the Garden Focaccia on the bottom rack of the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the bottom and edges of the crust are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and place the pan on a heatproof surface. You may need to use a knife or spatula to loosen the Garden Focaccia from the baking sheet but it should be pretty easy to do. Cut and enjoy!