Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

by Kristen on June 6, 2012

Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

I really wish I had a piece (or 15 pieces) of this pizza in front of me right now. I’m starving and what I really want to eat is pizza. This pizza. I made it for a dinner party the other night, then made it again the next afternoon. If I had thought ahead and had some pizza dough on hand I’d be making it again tonight.

Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Sweet roasted butternut squash and fragrant rosemary sit on top of a bed of roasted garlic white sauce that is covered in caramelized onions. The whole thing is sprinkled (liberally) with whole cloves of roasted garlic and chunks of goat cheese. It’s sweet in the way that savoury things roasted and caramelized for a long time tend to be.

Make sure you share a piece or two with whoever you are kissing tonight; this baby’s full of sweet delicious roasted garlic :)Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

4.9 from 9 reviews
Pizza Night: Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: Makes enough for 2-3 medium pizzas
Ingredients
  • Pizza dough
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • Goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss butternut squash slices in a splash of olive oil and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Slice about ½ inch off the top off each head of garlic so that all cloves are slightly showing. Drizzle olive oil over each head and arrange cut side down on the baking tray.
  3. Check the squash after 15 minutes, if it is soft remove it from the oven and set it aside in a bowl. Continue to cook the garlic until it is soft and fragrant, about 25-30 minutes total. Remove from oven and, once cool enough to handle, gently squeeze garlic cloves out of their skin.
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the onion and add to a pan with a splash of olive oil. Cook on medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until it is very soft.
  5. For the white sauce: Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk till combined. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Slowly add milk and whisk till combined. Bring to a boil and whisk until it has thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Mash 10 of the roasted garlic cloves with a fork in a small bowl. Add to the white sauce and whisk to combine.
  7. To assemble the pizza: coat the dough in a thin layer of olive oil, add roasted garlic white sauce over the entire surface, leaving a 1' border. Top with caramelized onions, roasted butternut squash, roasted garlic, goat cheese, rosemary and salt and pepper.
  8. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, according to the directions for the pizza dough.

 

Want the best pizza dough recipe ever? Here it is :)

 

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Rachael

Oh momma, that looks good! It’s like 9am here, but I’d eat that for breakfast if I had it in my fridge! :)

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Kristen

Lol I love pizza for breakfast!

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Brittany

I will definitely be making this soon! Pictures are gorgeous! :)

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Jeff

I have just eaten lunch but now my mouth is watering after reading this recipe. I do a grilled pizza that my nephew refers to as his last meal, should he ever be on death row: http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com/2012/02/grilled-pizzas-dish-that-i-am-loved-for.html

Thanks for sharing,

Jeff

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Kristen

You’re welcome, Jeff. I’ve heard about grilling pizza before but I’ve never tried it before myself. Will check yours out for sure :)

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Julia {The Roasted Root}

Oooh, you’ve got some great judgement! I love butternut squash, goat cheese and rosemary so this is the perfect pizza for me! Homemade pizza is so much fun and yes, an endless pizza would be wonderful!

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Kristen

Thanks, Julia!

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Sarah

Yuuummmmmmy – this looks like one addicting pizza. I’d probably eat it as leftovers for a week!

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Kristin

Makes it into my Top 5 favorite pizzas – this one will definitely be added into the rotation.

A wonderful balance of flavors!

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Kristen

Hey Kristin,

I’m so happy to hear that you loved it. It is definitely one of my favourites!

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Jenny

Pizza may be my greatest weakness, and I love any excuse to eat goats cheese and caramelised onions. I have to try this!

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Kristen

Hey Jenny,

I hope you do! It really was my favourite pizza yet :)

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Ka

I have just made my shopping list & i cant wait to get this on the table in a few hours! It is just mouthwatering!! Will let you know how we liked it!!

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Kristen

I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. It is one of my favourites!

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Ka

Hiya Kristen, a bit late yes…. in the meantime we have made this pizza several times, it is just gorgeous!! A true Pizza Bianca and the butternut witht he goats cheese is to die for! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Salute! Ka

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Lex

Just discovered your food blog and this post recently while looking for a “butternut squash pizza” recipe. After browsing a few of the results, this one looked the best. Since my husband is a big fan of pepperoni pizza and doesn’t fully appreciate my fancy non-traditional pizza endeavors, I invited a friend over Friday night for dinner to try this out on. This pizza was fun to make, made the whole house smell wonderful, and was SOOOO GOOD! My husband even stole a few pieces and agreed it was one of the best pizzas I’ve made (and I worked in a pizza shop for 4 years, so I make a lot of pizzas).

Thanks for the original and delicious recipe! I look forward to making it again and trying out some of the other recipes on your blog : )

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Jim

I made this last night with some spent grain pizza dough after a long day brewing beer. Amazing! Thanks for the great recipe.

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Kristen

You’re so welcome, Jim!

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Adam

I just finished eating this delicious pizza which my wife made and I must say
it’s heavenly!!! In fact, it’s now on our list of favorite foods. :0) Thanks for an
amazing recipe!

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Lyndsay

Amazing! I made this for dinner last night and it’s so good! I left out the carmalized onions (not an onion fan) and its so full of flavor even without them. I will definitely make this again!

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