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Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Naan Pizza

Looking for a quick and easy way to make pizza at home? Try my butternut squash and Brussels sprouts naan pizza! Perfect for a veggie lovers pizza night.Looking for a quick and easy way to make pizza at home? Try my butternut squash and Brussels sprouts naan pizza! Perfect for a veggie lovers pizza night.Naan pizza is basically the next best thing to sliced bread.

Naan bread is delicious but not just at your local Indian restaurant. It’s amazing as a convenient go-to, no-fuss pizza crust. No pre-bake, no kneading, no pulverizing a cauliflower. Just straight up bread that you can use as pizza crust. Pretty genius if you ask me.Butternut squash and Brussels sprouts naan pizzaI discovered naan pizzas last year with my grilled hemp pesto peach flatbread pizza but have been searching for the perfect comeback recipe for naan bread pizzas and I think I found it. Butternut squash and Brussels sprout pizza. Which could also be renamed Kara’s Two Favorite Winter Vegetables Naan Pizza.

I love Brussels and butternut squash this time of year. I just roast ’em and then put them on whatever during the week: salads, pizzas, side dishes, toast, eggs, you name it. But this pizza is so much more than B squared. It’s ALSO got caramelized onions, gorgonzola, mozz AND a balsamic reduction. I served one of these babies up with a side arugula salad with lemon, EVOO, S& P, for dinner this week and it was perfection. Naan pizza is the best pizza! Try my butternut squash and Brussels sprout naan pizza for starters!Also, 2018 has been off to a WEIRD start for me. And I’ve heard this from some other friends too. Is there some weird 2018 juju in the air? 2018 started out with me having a cold, finding out that my landlord might be breaking my lease for my new office space as she’s dealing with a personal emergency, oh and the heat wasn’t working at my coworking space today so I had to shuffle my clients to another location. Just WEIRD stuff. Not to mention a new health issue to try and manage. Trying not to stress out about things as it’s only the second weekend of the year but MAN, 2018 is not smooth sailing right now. But as I tell my clients, this too shall pass. I know this phase isn’t permanent and will eventually pass. Anyone else feeling like 2018 is off to a shaky start?

But when all seems weird in the world, at least I have naan pizza to count on. Because if you can’t count on naan, what can you count on? 🙂butternut squash and Brussels sprouts pizzaEnjoy this pizza for a quick weeknight dinner or Friday pizza night! Roast the veggies and caramelize the onions ahead of time to save some time and energy during the week.naan pizza with winter veggies like butternut squash and Brussels sprouts

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Naan Pizza

Yield: Four pizzas

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Naan Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 3 small onions, sliced OR 1/2 cup caramelized onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups chopped Brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices whole-wheat naan bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • Optional: balsamic reduction for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add butter to large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add a handful or two of sliced onion at a time, stirring until translucent, adding another handful or two at a time, until all onion is used up. Turn down heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes, or until onions are mostly browned and caramelized.
  3. Add butternut squash and Brussels sprouts to parchment-lined baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  5. Brush naan bread with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Evenly divide mozzarella cheese, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions between the four pizzas.
  7. Bake on pizza stone or baking sheet for 7-10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and bread is crispy.
  8. Optional: Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
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https://karalydon.com/recipes/butternut-squash-and-brussels-sprouts-naan-pizza/

Looking for a quick and easy way to make pizza at home? Try my butternut squash and Brussels sprouts naan pizza! Perfect for a veggie lovers pizza night.

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Looks amazing! Great flavors and using naan is such a time saver

  2. Looks so wonderful! No combo for me to try!

  3. now THIS is a delicious pizza! I love it

  4. Now THAT’s a pizza! Love these seasonal flavors. How creative Kara!

  5. I absolutely love using whole wheat naan as a base for pizza. And Butternut squash and brussels sprouts are such a delicious combo. This looks so delish Kara!

  6. What gorgeous colors!! I’ve been dreaming of different naan bread/grilled pizza toppings but hadn’t thought of this combo… looks delish! 🙂

  7. This looks so delicious Kara! Great combo and love the simplicity of using Naan!

  8. Wow! I absolutely love me some brussels sprouts + butternut squash! Them on a pizza = Heaven! I can barely wait to make this insanely delicious pizza! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  9. Two of my favorites on delicious naan bread! Looks perfect for a winter meal!

  10. This looks so yummy Kara! I discovered how delicious Brussels Sprouts are on pizza last year. Now to add some butternut squash too 🙂 My 2018 hasn’t started off with a bang either-1st food poisoning in Thailand, followed by a cold that I can’t seem to get rid of. Like you said though, this too shall pass 🙂 I hope your 2018 gets infinitely better! xo

    • Thanks, EA! Ugh, so sorry you’re 2018 has also been off to a rough start. Food poisoning is the worst. But hey, Thailand isn’t all that bad! ;). Hope you were able to still enjoy the trip! Hope your 2018 quickly improves too! XO

  11. Doug McGraw

    Oops ! I didn’t realize it was caramelizing; I was thinking translucent. Sorry …..

  12. Doug McGraw

    You must have meant 45 seconds vs. 45 minutes on the onions ……

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