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This Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, and Crispy Kale Pizza is the perfect autumn inspired pizza for any night of the week. Fresh pizza dough topped with caramelized onions, 3 cheeses (YUM), butternut squash ribbons, shredded kale, and fresh sage. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the kale is perfectly crisp. Finish this pizza off with sweet pomegranate arils and a drizzle of honey, for a delicious mix of savory and sweet autumn flavors.
Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was rather uneventful, but still great. The major excitement of the weekend was the giant hawk…and I do mean GIANT…that flew into my widow. For the next 10 minutes he proceeded to stare me down, all while flapping his huge wings…right outside my window!
Hands down, this was one of the creepiest things to happen to me in a while. Especially since it was quickly becoming nighttime outside…and especially because it’s October. I sort of felt like I was in a Halloween movie. I was creeped out and loving it, all at the same time.
Other than that little situation, it was a very uneventful weekend. Which is A-OK with me, seeing as both this week and next will be busy with work and travel.
Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend. Did you do any fun fall activities?
It’s no surprise that Monday nights can be a little on the boring side. So why not plan a pizza night to pump up the fun factor. It’s a great way to give ourselves something to look forward to at the end of the day.
Plus, this pizza is kind of like eating a salad because I mean, kale and butternut squash and pomegranate? Yep, it’s a fall salad with a side of cheese and carbs. Sounds totally perfect for a Monday…go with me on this.
We need to make this pizza tonight because it’s so GOOD, and all things fall.
Everything starts with the onions. Come fall, caramelizing onions is one of my favorite things to do (have you made my caramelized onion, spinach, and cheddar flaky pastries yet). Caramelized onions add so much flavor to the simplest of dishes. They are addictingly good. I’ve found that even people who say they hate onions, love recipes that incorporate caramelized onions. By slowly cooking the onions and allowing them to caramelize they lose a lot of their intense “onion” flavor and in turn become sweet and delicious.
Once you’ve caramelized the onions, the pizza comes together pretty quickly.
Roll the dough out, then top with crème fraîche (a new to me cheese that’s quickly becoming a favorite) and onions. Now add some fontina cheese, and layer on the shredded kale, butternut squash ribbons, and fresh sage. Finish with mozzarella (because 3-cheese is always better), then throw the pizza into a screaming hot oven. Bake until the the crust is golden, the cheese is melted, and the kale is crisp.
As soon as the pizza comes out, top it with a light drizzle of honey. Trust me on this, honey on pizza is honestly one of the best things ever. If you have not tried it yet, you’re missing out. The top with pomegranate arils.
You see? It’s like a fall salad, but on a pizza.
It’s delicious and the perfect Monday food because it comes together so quickly and easily.
My tip for quick pizza any night of the week? Either make or buy fresh pizza dough over the weekend. Then keep the dough in the fridge to have on hand for a quick homemade pizza after work. It really doesn’t get easier if you already have the dough made. Just add toppings, bake, eat, and enjoy!
Hoping today’s recipe inspires you to head to the store to pick up these ingredients for a fun impromptu pizza night!
If you make this butternut squash pizza please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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I made similar pizza inspired by this and your crispy kale pizza. So delicious!
Thank you Kristi! xTieghan
This was so delicious! Swapped in goat cheese for mozzarella but otherwise followed exactly. Will definitely be making this again! Yum, yum, yum!
Thank you so much Susan! I am so glad you loved this!
Such a gorgeous fall pizza, I love these flavors!
Thank you Laura!
Where do I buy or how do I make creme fraiche?
Your local grocery store should carry creme fraiche. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan
This was just so delicious! Thank U!
Thank you Ida!
This pizza was lick the plate delicious! It was easy to make and super flavorful.
Thank you so much Kelly!
Sooo smart to shave/sliver the butternut. Brilliant cause it’s easy, will cook evenly and quickly, and you can get some in most bites. Bravo!
Thank you so much Harlie!
That hawk was so creepy but cool! 🙂
Love the pizza!
Thank you Alice!
oh yum this is all things good!!!
Thank you so much Ruth!
For weekend dinner to serve 10 people I made six 14 inch doughs, I am trying to figure out how this 10-12 inch pizza serves 6 as you state. An appetizer maybe? We only had 3 slices left of the six. I don’t think you want someone to think this pizza is going to serve 6 people. I love this combination and hope to include it in the next pizza night. We also have had interesting visitors over the weekend, 13 deer, a giant turtle and a family of wild turkeys, a bird that flew into a window that one of my guests chased around the yard trying to rescue, that finally flew off.
I am so glad you enjoyed this Sue! Thank you!
I love pizza
I am glad!
Awesome! I had been hoping you would do a pizza soon…had one similar to this a couple of years ago and it was delish. One change on that one, it had dried cranberries on it vs Pom seeds. Will definely make one very soon.
Thank you so much Joyce! I hope you love this one!
Love caramelised onions!! And on pizza? YES!!
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Thank you Rebecca!
YIKES! Thank goodness you survived the unwelcome hawk visit. Be careful!!! But major yay for this beautiful, seasonal pizza.
Thank you so much Liz!