I am on such a squash kick this week! Since soup was not enough, I had to make pizza too!

Apples and cheese go great together, and I usually make apple pizza with onions. I had no onions, but I did have Kabocha squash.

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Kabocha is like pumpkin, but sweeter. Since I know pumpkin and apples go together, I figured I’d try Kabocha, apples and cheese. Sweet and savory! I know this squash may not look ‘ideal’ to you, but please remember that winter squash gets peeled, so don’t judge a book by its cover! Also just because it’s ‘ugly’ does not mean its void of nutrition and flavor. In fact, many times the ugly produce are the best ones!

I have also been grilling my pizza a lot lately. We have a nice grill, and it is fun having the easy ability to grill outside. Grilling pizza is very easy and gives off a great flavor.

Apple and Kabocha Squash Pizza

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1 medium kabocha squash cut into thin slices
  • 2 small apples chopped
  • 2 cups of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of rosemary
  • dash of salt

Roast chopped kabocha with olive oil at 400º F for 20 minutes.

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At fifteen minutes add the apples. While that is cooking, roll out pizza dough and place on a heated grill. Grill for about 3 minutes on low (uncovered) and then flip sides. Then add the cooked squash and apple mixture and then top with cheese. Grill on low heat for about 10 minutes or until dough is cooked through. When you are about to take the pizza off the grill, drizzle with honey and top off with rosemary and salt.

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Pair it with some wine from Reynard Florence!

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Have you had some grilled pizza?