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This Vegan Butternut Squash and Sausage Pizza is the ultimate Fall pizza recipe. Complete with a cream cheese sauce, caramelized onions & fried sage | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #veganpizza #veganfallrecipe

Vegan Butternut Squash and Sausage Pizza

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This Vegan Butternut Squash and Sausage Pizza is the ultimate Fall pizza recipe. Complete with a cream cheese sauce, caramelized onions & fried sage.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Dough Resting Time:30 mins
Total Time:1 hr 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pre-made pizza dough
  • corn meal for rolling dough out
  • 2 cups butternut squash cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 1 shallot roughly sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil separated
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 oz vegan sausage
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh thyme
  • 5 sage leaves

Instructions

  • Spread corn meal out on a cutting board and place dough on it for 30-60 minutes, or until room temperature.
  • While the dough is resting, preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread butternut squash and shallot out on the baking sheet and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the squash. Sprinkle with paprika, oregano, salt & pepper. Toss to evenly coat. Place a few sprigs of fresh thyme on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add vegan sausage to the pan and break apart with a wooden spoon. Cook until evenly browned then remove from the pan and set aside until ready to use.
  • Lower the heat and add the onion to the pan. Cook, stirring regularly, until onions are caramelized, but not browned. As the onions start to stick to the pan, add a splash of water. This should take 15-20 minutes.
  • Combine the vegan cream cheese, garlic powder, a pinch of salt & pepper, and 1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Increase the oven heat to 475 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and spread dough out until the desired shape is reached. Spread the cream cheese mixture out on the dough, leaving a 1 inch crust.
  • Layer the onions, sausage and butternut squash on the dough. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is browned.
  • While the pizza is cooking, heat the remaining oil in a small pan. Add the sage leaves and cook until crispy (approx. 2 minutes). Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and crumble the fried sage over the pizza. Add some fresh thyme and a pinch of chunky salt, slice, serve and enjoy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza
Servings: 4