Fig & Butternut Squash Pizza

By Sam Negrin
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"Health-minded" pizza exists, and it stems from using fresh, colorful and nutrient-dense ingredients. This is something that chef Jonathan Rollo, of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, has seriously perfected. Greenleaf is a staple restaurant representing California cuisine at it's finest, their words to live by are 'Eat well. Live well.' And, we agree. We got our hands on this mouth-watering Fig & Butternut Squash Pizza recipe straight from Jon himself, which is the perfect medley of ingredients for the fall/winter months. Now you can Netflix & chill with a homemade pizza that you don't have to feel guilty about.

Here's how it's made:

Ingredients:

Pre-made pizza dough (great options at Whole Foods & Trader Joes) 3 oz shredded cheese (recommend mozzarella) 4 oz cubed butternut squash 3 oz fresh* mozzarella 3 oz fresh figs, sliced 2 oz brussels sprouts, shaved Balsamic fig reduction Flour, for rolling out pizza dough Olive oil S + P

Instructions:

  1. Toss butternut squash cubes in olive oil, salt and pepper then spread across a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 40 mins (until completely cooked).
  2. Lightly flour your work space and roll out your pizza dough until about 1/4" thick. Place on a pizza screen.
  3. Spread shredded cheese across the pizza, leaving about 1/2" from the edge clean.
  4. Add cubed butternut squash, fresh mozzarella and figs evenly across the pizza.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes, until the crust is a beautiful golden brown.
  6. Spread shaved brussels sprouts and balsamic reduction across the pizza. Move the pizza from the screen to a pizza paddle, slice and ENJOY!

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