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

26 May

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 ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Responses to “Butternut Squash Pizza Crust-Healthy AND Gluten Free! :)”

  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 26, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Along with that hummus – NOM! How long will the avocado hummus keep?

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 5:27 am #

      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.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jenn at peas and crayons May 26, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    So making this! It looks perfect! I love the ingredients and how flipping easy you make it look ๐Ÿ™‚ 10 bucks says I goof! ๐Ÿ™‚ mwah!

  3. vanessa May 26, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    Looks yummy! So you cook it all at once?

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 5:03 am #

      Yes all at once! You don’t have to pre-bake the crust if you don’t want to. You can if you like, maybe 5 minutes, but i just threw it all in ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 26, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

      My husband had some and he liked it..of coarse he is used to domino’s so it wasn’t his favorite ๐Ÿ™‚ haha

  5. Jess@HealthyExposures May 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    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. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) May 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

      trust me it’s super easy ๐Ÿ™‚ you blend and roll out..done!

  7. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    You are too funny with those curlers! oh man.. ๐Ÿ˜›

    I LOVE that crust, I never would have thought of it mm mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

      Anything with veggies in it i am in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness Of Life May 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

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

  9. Heidi @ Food Doodles May 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Jenny May 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Haha love the hair curlers, how cutie! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And holy yummy pizza!!! I must just give up an oreo for this pizza ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  11. birdie to be May 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

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

  12. vegan aphrodite May 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    I love this!The idea of making crust of squash and coconut flour is really good! I need to try this ๐Ÿ™‚
    And what an adoreble photo of Baby Boo ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess her curls where supercute ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

      the curls were SUPER cute, but I need to spray them so they stay!

  13. Gina May 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Just found your blog and I love it!
    The pizza is drool worthy and Baby Boo is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait to read more!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 29, 2011 at 1:51 am #

      Thank you so much for stopping by!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you so much! I’ll be sure to visit your site as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Callie {Rawxy} May 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Look at you go – Thanks so much for the kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!!!!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 29, 2011 at 1:50 am #

      No, Thank You!! You have the most impressive recipes ever!
      And thank you!

  15. ellierose11 June 11, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    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!

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