Roasted Delicata Squash Kale & Sausage Pizza

serves 3-4

  • 1 delicata squash, seeds removed and cut into 1/2 inch circles
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 1lb. pizza dough
  • 2 cups kale, torn into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied walnuts
  • Preheat oven to 400F

    Place delicata squash on a baking sheet. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and toss the squash to coat. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until squash has become tender; set aside.

    Meanwhile heat a glug of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Stir in onions and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Add sausage to the pan and break into smaller pieces with a spoon. You want cook the sausage thoroughly and brown the onions.  Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute.  Season with salt & pepper to taste and set aside.

    To make the pizza, adjust oven to 450F. Stretch pizza dough into a 14 inch circle onto a pizza bake or baking sheet.  Top with 1/2 cup cheese and add the kale to the top. Nestle the delicata squash on top, followed by another 1/2 cup cheese and the sausage and onion mixture. Place dollops of goat cheese on top and finish with the remaining cheese and candied walnuts. Bake in the oven until crust is nicely browned, about 15-18 minutes. Serve hot.