This pizza has a wintery twist! It uses a butternut squash purée mix in place of a marinara sauce and is topped with all kinds of goodness. Who doesn't love a pizza night?

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza With Garlic Cashew Cheese [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Cheese:

  • Silken tofu
  • Cashews
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Olive oil

For the Butternut Squash Layer:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • Couple tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage

For the Topping:

  • Fresh green chard
  • Sliced red peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Minced white onion
  • Sliced Kalamata olives
  • Fresh basil
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Preparation

To Make the Dough:

  1. Mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let them sit for a minute. Then add the salt, flours, and oil. Allow this to rise for a couple hours.
  2. Punch down, form into a ball, and refrigerate for as long as a day ahead of time. The more time in this cold proofing stage, the more complex and intricate the final product.

To Make the Cheese:

  1. Blend all ingredients together. Season to taste.

To Make the Butternut Squash Layer:

  1. Cut the squash in half, set it in an inch of water in a roasting pan, and set the oven for 250°F.
  2. Bake the squash for an hour and then remove. Bake another 15 minutes without the water.
  3. Process with the rest of the layer ingredients until smooth.

To Make the Pizza:

  1. Spread the cheese mix on the dough. Then, add the squash.
  2. Top with toppings of your choice.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes at 475°F.
   
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1685 | Total Carbs: 319 g | Total Fat: 29 g | Total Protein: 38 g | Total Sodium: 4273 g | Total Sugar: 62 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.