Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza

A homemade or store bought pizza crust topped with melted mozzarella cheese, roasted maple butternut squash, garlic mushrooms, and garnished with a handful of microgreens or frisee. This fall inspired roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza is delicious and simple to make.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I hope it’s been a relaxing weekend for you. I haven’t had a weekend where I had no work or events planned for weeks now so it was nice to have a low key one. Went to the farmer’s market Saturday morning, stopped at the mall for a (or half a dozen) black honey matcha cheese tart(s), and then caught up on some of my favorite fall shows. At the moment, I highly recommend 9-1-1. Has anyone seen it?

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Let’s talk about this fall inspired pizza.

I’ve been feeling fall vibes for awhile now. And I’ve been waiting to share my fall inspired recipes with you. This roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza has fall flavors written all over it.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

One of my favorite fall ingredients is butternut squash. Something about the caramelized notes of the squash after it’s been roasted that’s so delicious and comforting. Tossed in maple syrup with a sprinkle of salt, it’s the perfect ingredient to add to a fall pizza. I’ve used pure maple syrup to roast with my butternut squash, but I’ve also used ghosted maple syrup, which if you guys can stand a little heat, contains ghost pepper extract.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

And of course, I like mushrooms in everything. Roasted with minced garlic and a generous pinch of salt, it’s exactly what I needed on my pizza. I like to use truffle salt, but you can use whatever salt you like or have on hand.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Lightly grease a large baking sheet with olive oil. Set aside for now.

In a medium sized bowl, add butternut squash, maple syrup, salt, and a little drizzle of olive oil. Toss until well combined. Transfer the butternut squash to the baking sheet.

In the same medium sized bowl, add mushrooms, minced garlic, olive oil, and salt. Toss until well combined. Transfer the mushrooms to the same baking sheet.

Roast the butternut squash and mushrooms for about 15-20 minutes until tender. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set aside for now.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Lightly grease a 12 inch pizza pan or a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.

Place pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the pizza dough into a 12 inch diameter circle. Transfer the pizza dough over to the pizza pan.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Brush olive oil onto the pizza dough to help it brown. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese onto the pizza, leaving a 1/2 or 1 inch edge. Add the butternut squash and mushrooms to the pizza.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Place the pizza into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes until the crust has browned.

When ready to serve, add a handful of frisee or microgreens on top of the pizza. Slice the pizza into 8 pieces.

Serve the roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza with parmesan and crushed red pepper if desired.

Enjoy!

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

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A homemade or store bought pizza crust topped with melted mozzarella cheese, roasted maple butternut squash, garlic mushrooms, and garnished with a handful of microgreens or frisee. This fall inspired roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza is delicious and simple to make.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Olive oil for greasing baking sheet
Roasted Maple Butternut Squash
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or ghosted maple syrup
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Garlic Mushrooms
  • 10 oz sliced white or cremini mushrooms, or mixed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ⅛ -1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Pizza
  • 1 pound store bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil for brushing
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Garnish
  • Handful of frisee or microgreens
  • Crushed red peppers
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt if needed to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with olive oil. Set aside for now.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add butternut squash, maple syrup, salt, and a little drizzle of olive oil. Toss until well combined. Transfer the butternut squash to the baking sheet.
  4. In the same medium sized bowl, add mushrooms, minced garlic, olive oil, and salt. Toss until well combined. Transfer the mushrooms to the same baking sheet.
  5. Roast the butternut squash and mushrooms for about 15-20 minutes until tender. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set aside for now.
  6. Lightly grease a 12 inch pizza pan or a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
  7. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the pizza dough into a 12 inch diameter circle. Transfer the pizza dough over to the pizza pan.
  8. Brush olive oil onto the pizza dough to help it brown. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese onto the pizza, leaving a ½ or 1 inch edge. Add the butternut squash and mushrooms to the pizza.
  9. Place the pizza into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes until the crust has browned.
  10. When ready to serve, add a handful of frisee or microgreens on top of the pizza. Slice the pizza into 8 pieces.
  11. Serve the roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza with parmesan and crushed red pepper if desired. Sprinkle extra salt on top to taste.

 

13 comments

  1. givememeatloaf says:

    Tis the season!! Do you think I could swap in a Delicata squash here? I have no idea – I’ve never used it but it came in my imperfect produce box, so looking for ideas, haha! 🙂

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