A great recipe for a fall/winter pizza night.

Butternut Squash Pizza with Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnuts & Dates

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 minutes  |  Makes: 1 pizza


  • 1 ball of pizza dough-homemade or store bought
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash, about 1/2 inch- 1 inch size cubes (the smaller the faster they will cook up!)
  • 1 1/2 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half (for larger sprouts quarter them)
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (divided) + additional for baking
  • 1- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • small pinch of cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt to finish
  • Minced parsley for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss cubed butternut squash with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Toss brussels sprouts and onion with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil and maple syrup. Season with salt and pepper and place on a separate prepared baking sheet. Place both baking trays of vegetables in the oven and roast until squash is fork tender and brussels are lightly browned. About 18-20 minutes. Toss veggies halfway through cooking. Keep a close eye on the onion and remove it from the oven sooner if it starts to burn.
  4. Once butternut squash is cool enough to handle place it in a food processor or blender with a pinch of cinnamon and process until smooth. Add a little vegetable stock or almond milk to the squash if it needs a little more liquid to puree. (If you do this, add only 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency-it should still be a thick sauce)
  5. On a floured surface roll out your pizza dough. Spread the butternut squash evenly and top with brussels, onion and dates. Sprinkle with a small amount of crushed red pepper flakes, drizzle of olive oil and a few pinches of sea salt. Bake in the oven until the crust is browned on the edges. About 10-15 minutes (depending on your dough). When pizza looks like it is almost done remove it from the oven and evenly sprinkle the hazelnuts. Place back in the oven for a few more minutes or just until the hazelnuts begin to brown. Serve warm and enjoy!


*Use this recipe as a guide.

*Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

*Taste test as you go.

*Have fun in the kitchen and switch things up to your liking.

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Thanks to Dishing Up the Dirt for this amazing recipe. Check out her cookbook here.

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