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Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza with Salad


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Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza with Salad


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Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza with Salad

This sweet and spicy pizza gets an unexpected twist when topped with peppery arugula. Serve it with a simple salad with goat cheese to compliment the flavors in the pizza.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour




    For Pizza:

    • 3 cups butternut squash
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
    • 1 prepared pizza dough, about 9-ounces
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 3 ounce goat cheese, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup baby arugula

    For Salad:

    • 1 bag chopped romaine
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 ounce goat cheese, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette


    Preheat oven to 400 F.

    On a sheet pan, toss butternut squash with maple syrup, olive oil and red pepper flakes. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.

    Increase oven to 450 F. Sprinkle cornmeal on a rimless baking sheet and set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough to a 10-inch circle and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Top with mozzarella, goat cheese and roasted squash and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Top with arugula and serve immediately.

    While pizza is baking prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine romaine, red onion, goat cheese and vinaigrette. Toss well and serve with pizza.

    Tip: To purchase fresh prepared pizza dough swing by your local pizza shop and buy a ball of dough.


    About Jamie Geller


    Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




    6 Responses to Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza with Salad

    1. Great pizza recipe and I have butternet squash and argula in my garden – yeah!

    2. So trying this one out!!!

    3. I made this for dinner after the Sab bath was over Saturday night and wow! I love the hot and spicy flavor on the butternut squash from the red pepper flakes. And the combination of goat cheese and arugula made such complex flavors in my mouth. I served the pizza with linguine with homemade pesto from my garden. I used a whole what pizza crust I made Friday afternoon and refrigerated overnight. Great recipe!

    4. Jacqueline – I am so glad you enjoyed – the goat cheese, arugula, butternut squash combo is simply divine, I do have to agree :-)

    5. avatar says: EstiK

      I am huge fan of butternut squash, but my husband won’t go within 100 feet of it. Is there anything else I can substitute for it in this recipe? It looks so good and I would love to make it!

      • what about pumpkin or sweet potato? or even peaches? you can also just leave it out and it will still be tasty.

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