Butternut Squash Pizza Crust-Healthy AND Gluten Free! :)

Let’s talk about Pizza.

I tried to make pizza one time when I was in middle school..

To this day my family hasn’t let me down from the shame. Want a little cooking tip?

‘When a recipe calls for a package of yeast, that means a little teeny tiny package…

NOT a costco size package.’


Ever since then, I just can’t get pizza dough right. I let it rise, but it never does.

I use whole grain flour but it’s too whole grainy.

And it’s never flaky..it’s more like a dense brick of carbs.

It really tickles me off, because I love pizza, but I most definitely don’t want to resort to a $5-10 Hot N’ Ready To Go To Your Thighs Pizza…

So what’s a diva to do..(Diva/Drama Queen-Same Thing)

This question, along with my prayers, were answered when I was on Jess from Healthy Exposures blog (Beautiful Girl.Beautiful Pics.Yummy Food.Check her out!) She talked about this sweet potato pizza crust that she found on Rawxy (Foxy Raw to be exact! She is amazing! Delicious Recipes too! Check her out also!!)

I was in AWE…To say the least. I had to make it.

So I did! I didn’t have sweet potato, but I had butternut squash, so I tweeked it just a tad…And You want to know the best parts!!

Completely Delicious!

SUPER easy!

Super Fast!

Delicious!!

Butternut Squash Pizza Crust with Veggie Toppings and Raw Parmesan Cheeze

Adapted from Rawxy

*Gluten Free, Vegan*

(For the crust:)

1 Cup Butternut Squash Puree

1/2 cup Coconut Flour (Can sub any other flour, but the amounts may be slightly different)

1 cup Brown Rice Flour

1 TB EVOO

1 TB Baking Powder

1 TB Dried Rosemary

Dash of salt

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients into food processor with dough blade. Combine until a dough ball forms. Roll out dough on prepared baking sheet or pizza stone. You can use all the dough, or wrap half  up and save it for later.

2. Then top with desired toppings. I started with a homemade cilantro avocado hummus.

Then an array of veggies, and of coarse olives. I also included shredded zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, and chickpeas.

Next, I added the most amazing and delicious Raw Parmesan Cheese, recipe also from the amazing Rawxy!

1/8 cup pumpkin seeds + 1/8 cup cashews + 1/4 cup nutritional yeast blended together into fine crumbs..A-maz-ing!

When ready, bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are brown/crispy.

Pretty much the only way I want to eat pizza from now on :)

Tonight was girls night since my Hubby is knee deep in studying, so I shared some with Baby Boo because the crust was perfect texture for her little gum-less mouth! She loved it!

Now we’re off to do more girly things..

I don’t care how little hair she has, I’m gonna find a way to curl it! :)

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Comments

  1. I was just contemplating how to use my butternut squash when google reader alerted me to a new blog post. Perfect timing! I made Rawxy’s sweet potato crust a week-ish ago and loved it.

    Can’t believe the butternut didn’t cross my mind. This is next on the list. :) Along with that hummus – NOM! How long will the avocado hummus keep?

    • It was one of my fav’s! I am def going to try it with sweet potato next time!
      We usually eat it within a couple days, but I would say about 5. It doesn’t brown, I think because I add lemon in the hummus.. :)

  2. Jenn at peas and crayons says:

    So making this! It looks perfect! I love the ingredients and how flipping easy you make it look :) 10 bucks says I goof! :) mwah!

  3. vanessa says:

    Looks yummy! So you cook it all at once?

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. This looks AMAZING. I must try this as soon as I get back to my kitchen…or our new kitchen!! I think hubby won’t even miss the gluten or animal products ;-)

  5. I. loved. that. pizza. I can imagine it being just as good with butternut squash! And coconut flour and brown rice – I have both, maybe I’ll try it that way next time. Because you know there will be a next time. Callie is a genius!

  6. Making pizza crust kind of scares me… but this looks so easy and delicious! I’ll be trying it for sure.

    Baby Boo is SO cute in her curlers! :)

  7. You are too funny with those curlers! oh man.. :P

    I LOVE that crust, I never would have thought of it mm mmm! :)

  8. What a beautiful and delicious looking pizza, my love! I can’t wait to try that out.

  9. I love the curlers!! Haha, that is awesome! That pizza actually looks really good! I think I have some leftover squash in the fridge, I’ll have to check, but if I do I’m going to give this a try :D

  10. Jenny says:

    Haha love the hair curlers, how cutie! :)
    And holy yummy pizza!!! I must just give up an oreo for this pizza :o

  11. birdie to be says:

    This look delicious! I love the crust and using homemade hummus as the sauce. Looks so tasty!

  12. I love this!The idea of making crust of squash and coconut flour is really good! I need to try this :)
    And what an adoreble photo of Baby Boo :) Guess her curls where supercute ;)

  13. Gina says:

    Just found your blog and I love it!
    The pizza is drool worthy and Baby Boo is so cute :)
    Can’t wait to read more!

  14. Look at you go – Thanks so much for the kind words :) Seriously though, I think your pizza kicks my pizza’s butt! I’ve just taken a few notes, as I’ve got to make this veggie rendition ASAP!

    PS – That picture of your little girl – Ummm, Too Cute!!!!

  15. ellierose11 says:

    this recipe looks amazing! I’m going to make this tomorrow, can’t wait. Now I’ve just got to get my stomach to stop rumbling!

  16. I tried a variation of this recipe and mmmmmmm was it good! Thanks for the great crust recipe. I made two pizzas- one veggie loaded one and one walnut pesto and mushroom one. I posted about the walnut pesto version on my blog (it was amaaaazing!) and plan to post about the veggie loaded one at a later date.

    Actually, thinking about it again makes me want more. I’m heading back to the kitchen to make another one right now!

    http://www.twoladiesandaladle.blogspot.com/2012/02/alinas-mushroom-walnut-pesto-pizza-on.html

    • Arielle says:

      OMG!! It looks amazing!! Walnut pesto and mushroom sound like the perfect pair!! I tried to comment, for some reason I couldn’t though, but I want you to know that it looks fantastic and delicious!!

  17. Jackie says:

    I just discovered your website and I love it! This pizza dough looks fantastic. We are making homemade pizza this week and my 8 month old and I are going to try this one. =] I am unable to find the brown rice flour though. Can I substitute another flour like whole wheat flour?

    • Arielle says:

      Thank you Jackie! I have never tried it with whole wheat flour before, but I assume it would work. I think whole wheat is a little tougher than brown rice. Brown rice can tend to absorb more liquid too, so just make sure the dough is not too dry but not too wet! Hope that helps and let me know if you try it!!

  18. AmyCakes says:

    I can’t pin any of your pictures or your wonderful recipes either :’( Why?!

    • Arielle says:

      I don’t know why, it makes me so sad! I’ve tried everything to fix it! I noticed I have to go back and reload every picture separately for it to work…I am working on each post slowly, I’m so sorry!

  19. Becky says:

    Stumbled upon your post when I was looking for raw vegan pizza. I guess it’s not exactly raw, but I made it tonight, and it was fantastic. A friend came over last minute and was wiling to try it, along with my husband and I, and it got rave reviews all around. I made the crust exactly as you suggested and made more of a tomato sauce garlic hummus as the sauce (spin on hummus is such a good idea for sauce!). Used veggies I had on hand and carmelized onions and the raw parmesean you suggested. Quite exceptional! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Rachel says:

    omg i love your blog so much,,u ar like my inspiration !!!!all the healthy meals..have u ever made a spinach/cauliflower based pizza,its delicious!! thanks 4 all the recipes :)

    • Arielle says:

      haha I LOVE YOU@ THank you so much! I have yet to make a cauliflower pizza crust, terrible right?! I need to try though soon though, it sounds amazing!

  21. Shaina says:

    Has anyone had luck mixing this by hand? Would love to try it for my gluten and egg sensitive 7 year old, unfortunately lacking the processor…

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