Hearty Vegan Pizza with Butternut Squash

Hearty Vegan Pizza with Butternut Squash
15 min
50 min
Makes 4 servings
PIZZA CAN BE HEALTHY! Recipe by Emilie at Emilie Eats

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 clove) garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Awesome Grounds
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Handful of arugula


Step 1
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add hot water. Sprinkle the yeast on top; let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 2
Add applesauce, apple cider vinegar and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir to combine.
Step 3
Slowly add the flour to the bowl ½ cup at a time. Stir the ingredients until just combined (don’t overmix), and place the dough on a lightly floured surface.
Step 4
Knead with your hands until the dough is completely smooth. Return to the bowl; let rise for 1 hour.
Step 5
Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with foil or lightly grease with oil.
Step 6
Place the butternut squash and broccoli on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until tender.
Step 7
In a food processor or blender, add butternut squash, non-dairy milk, garlic, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth, adding more milk if needed. Set aside. Increase heat to 400° F.
Step 8
In a skillet over medium heat, warm a little water or oil. Add sliced onion; cook for 5-7 minutes, until browned and caramelized.
Step 9
Remove pizza dough from bowl. Cut into two sections for two thin crust pizzas, or do not cut for one thick pizza. Knead the dough a few times on a lightly floured surface, then roll out to your desired thickness. Place on the baking sheet.
Step 10
Add butternut squash mixture and spread on top. Add onions, broccoli, and Awesome Grounds. Bake for 13-15 minutes; top with a handful of arugula and dig in!