Pizza… Butternut Squash, Portobello Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Hazelnut

Pizza… Butternut Squash, Portobello Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Hazelnut .  These may seem like unlikely toppings for a pizza, but the combination is pure heaven, and it will make you feel like you’re eating something truly gourmet.






1½ lbs (680 g) whole wheat pizza dough (store bought or make your own) at room temperature
½ butternut squash, about 1½ lbs (680 g), seeds scooped out
2 tsp (10 ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp (5 ml) fresh thyme
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
¼ tsp (1.25 ml) herbes de Provence
2 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, halved and sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces
½ cup (120 ml) Yogurt Cheese
¼ cup (60 ml) hazelnuts or filberts, coarsely chopped
Eat-Clean Cooking Spray
Pinch each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Whole wheat flour or cornmeal, for dusting the pizza stone or baking sheet

  1. Preheat oven to 425⁰F (215⁰C).
  2. Spray flesh of squash with Eat-Clean Cooking Spray and place flesh side down on a baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced with a skewer, about 40 minutes.
  3. Remove and let cool until comfortable to handle. Scoop squash from skin and transfer to a food processor.
  4. Add 1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil, garlic, thyme, nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
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