Kale & Butternut Squash Pizza


Butternut Squash Sauce

  • 2 cups butternut squash cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Other Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, woody inner stem removed and leaves torn into 1 – 2″ pieces
  • Fresh herbs (of choice)
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds (or walnuts)
  • Crumbled cheese (such as goat cheese)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pizza crust of choice (we used local pita bread!


Butternut Squash Sauce

  1. Heat oil in medium pan with lid over medium-high. Add butternut squash and onions and sauté until just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and cover; cook until butternut squash can be easily pierced with fork, about 20 minutes. Transfer ingredients to food processor and process for 1 – 2 minutes or until smooth.

Other Ingredients

  1. Toss kale with oil and salt until well-coated.


  1. To assemble pizza, prebake whatever pizza dough recipe you’re using for 5 minutes, then remove from oven. Top with a thin layer of butternut squash sauce and a sprinkling of cheese. Then top with kale, fresh herbs, and a generous sprinkle of almonds. Return to oven for 5 more minutes, or until kale is crispy at the edges and almonds are just beginning to turn golden brown. Makes enough toppings for 4 personal sized pizzas.


Recipe adapted from: Sprouted Routes