CTV Recipes

All Recipes
Clear all
Dietary Concerns
More Options

Search Recipes

Winter squash pizza

Top this deliciously easy-to-make pizza with in-season squash, apple, and arugula to make for a unique and fresh bite of flavour. 



  • 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 twists black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water for consistency
  • 3 tablespoons high quality olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 2 cups buttercup squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 matsu apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • Pizza dough (store-bought)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  2. Add the garlic, white beans, oil, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Add water as needed, and blend until a smooth consistency form. Set aside. 
  3. In a large skillet, heat half the oil over medium-low heat and sauté onions until soft and lightly caramelized, about 15 to 20 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. While the onions are cooking, toss the remaining two tablespoons of oil with the squash and season with salt and pepper transfer to a baking sheet, and roast until the squash is tender. Rotating the pan in the oven. Remove from oven and set aside. Turn the heat up to 450° F. 
  5. To prepare the pizza, brush a rimmed half the baking tray with oil. Stretch homemade or store-bought pizza dough into a rectangle and fit it into the prepared baking sheet. Spread a layer of the garlic white bean purée evenly over the rolled-out dough. On top of the dough, arrange the arugula, caramelized onions, roasted buttercup squash, sliced apple, and gorgonzola 
  6. Season with salt and pepper, and brush the edges of the crust with olive oil.
  7. Bake at 450° F for about 15 to 20 minutes, rotating halfway until the crust is golden. Slice and serve. Enjoy! 

Follow Rodney Bowers:

You might like

View All Recipes
Giant pizza party sandwich Giant pizza party sandwich
Gemini pizza Gemini pizza
Turkey cran-brie pita pizzas Turkey cran-brie pita pizzas
Pepperoni calzone Pepperoni calzone
Fancy mushroom pizza with truffle cream Fancy mushroom pizza with truffle cream
Watermelon pizza Watermelon pizza