This is an easy, delicious and super nutritious recipe that will please even the fussiest of pizza aficionados! Our healthy butternut squash pizza with spinach and fontina is a winner. Savory, sweet, crispy, crunchy and filled with nothing but the good stuff!
These nutrition figures are based on a single serving.
- 471 calories;
- 18 grams protein;
- 63 grams carbohydrate;
- 13 grams fiber,
- 20 grams fat,
- 6 grams saturated fats;
- 759 mg sodium.
Other Important Nutritional Benefits.
This pizza recipe is also high in Calcium. This makes it excellent for helping build bone strength and to alleviate PMS symptoms. It is thought that calcium also lowers the risk of developing colon cancer.
To gain the benefits of calcium in our diet you:
We Need (daily): 1,000 mg
We Get (per serving): 257 mg
It is also high in Dietary Fiber which aids digestion, regulates blood sugar and can help reduce harmful cholesterol.
For fiber to be effective in our diet:
We Need (daily): 25 g
We Get (per serving): 13 g
Due to the Spinach we find an excellent source of Iron. This iron helps to build and maintain muscle mass. It also boosts our energy levels and is said to be an important nutrient that helps to improve our positive mental outlook.
Recommended Daily Iron Intake:
We Need (daily): 18 mg
You Get (per serving): 5 mg
The Butternut Squash Pizza provides us with a source of Vitamin C. This helps keep our skin smooth, fights inflammation and can even reduce the risk of stroke.
Vitamin C Recommended Intake Daily:
We Need (daily): 60 mg
We Get (per serving): 21 mg
Each serving of this Pizza provides us with 2 daily servings of carotenoid-rich food. Carotenoids are said to help fight cancer, boost immunity and sharpen our vision.
To make this dish really healthy you can dispatch with the store bought base.
Following the first recipe that explains how to prepare the butternut squash, spinach and fontina cheese topping you will find a wonderful whole wheat pizza dough recipe. Just head to the bottom of post!
Butternut, Spinach and Fontina Pizza!
At first this recipe may not seem like the most healthy or delicious of all dishes.
However I urge you to try it!
Then I will urge you to put the 3rd slice down. And probably be needing to urge you to save that final slice for later!
The nutty, earthy taste of the squash is highlighted with sharp roasted tones. After a few minutes in the fiery hot oven our roasted squash begins to grill and caramelizes. This enhances the flavor even further.
So too does the onion, which has become even sweeter and stickier and is now blending with the tangy zesty Fontina cheese grill!
In just a few moments you have crispy wholemeal or whole wheat bread base, covered with melted cheese and golden caramelized onions. All nestled amongst gorgeous green irony tangs of spinach and sizzling grilled butternut squash.
OMG! I dare you not to be tempted! And best of all. This recipe is 100% good for you! The ingredients make up a healthy and belly fat busting recipe.
No Guilt! Pure Pleasure!
Healthy Butternut Squash Pizza With Spinach And Fontina
- 1 butternut squash (small - 2lbs)
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 5 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 lb fresh whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
- 1 cup grated fontina cheese
- 2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Step 2 Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Step 3 Cut butternut squash into half, length-way, and scoop out the seeds.
- Step 4 Place the squash, flesh side down, on prepared baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
- Step 5 Turn the squash halves flesh side up and roast until very tender – approx 25 minutes.
- Step 6 Once cooled scrape the squash flesh into a bowl and mash.
- Step 7 While the squash is baking – Fry the sliced onion in oil. Use a large fry pan over medium-low heat, stirring, until lightly browned – approx 20 minutes.
- Step 8 Transfer to bowl.
- Step 9 Increase the heat to medium and coat the fry pan with cooking spray.
- Step 10 Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted – approx 2 to 3 minutes.
- Step 11 Once squash is cooked – If using a pizza stone place it on a rack in the center of your oven and increase heat to 550°F – a baking sheet can be used if not using a baking stone.
- Step 12 Using freshly prepared – or thawed earlier prepared dough – flour lightly and roll into a 12″ circle, ⅛ to ¼ inch thick, on a piece of parchment.
- Step 13 Spread about 1½ cups of the squash over dough. Top with onion and spinach.
- Step 14 Slide parchment and pizza onto a cool baking sheet and carefully slide the parchment directly onto pizza stone or heated baking sheet.
- Step 15 Bake until bottom is golden – approx 7 minutes.
- Step 16 Top with cheese and nuts and bake until cheese melts – approx 1 -2 minutes.
- Step 17 Cut into 8 slices.
Make Your Own Wholemeal Or Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
Incredibly healthy, but exceedingly delicious! Try this recipe for a dough that is heart healthy and made with all natural ingredients but remains pizzalicious!
You’ll be tempted to make this every time. In fact you may well never want another pizza base again! It is that good!
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
This is a great whole wheat dough and perfect to use with the healthy butternut squash pizza.
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 package quick-rising yeast, (2¼ teaspoons),
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¾ cup hot water (120-130°F)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Step 1 Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor
- Step 2 pulse to mix.
- Step 3 Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup.
- Step 4 With the food processor running slowly pour in the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water
- Step 5 if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.
- Step 6 Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
- Step 7 Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Coat a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it, sprayed-side down over the dough.
- Step 8 Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling.
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