Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash

7 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 3 Comments

A few days before leaving for my first every cruise vacation, I pulled out 3 simple ingredients to make an awesome quick lunch.

Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash - holdable

I shared the basic idea for this pizza last year and I still make it anytime I have a large butternut squash. This particular time I had no sauce and no shredded cheese, but I DID have salsa and pepper jack.

BAM! It’s Mexican “pizza” time!

Mexican Pizza on Butternut SquashThe result had the same creamy butternut “crust” that held the toppings beautifully. Honestly, you could top this with almost anything and it’d be yummy. Next time I’m thinking a little hummus and Muenster. Oh! Or roasted red peppers and feta!

Really, the possibilities are endless.

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 round slices of butternut squash, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1.5 oz pepper jack cheese, sliced
  • Sprinkle of dried chives and/or dried cilantro

Preheat the broiler.

Cut the squash.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place the rounds 2 racks under the broiler for 10 minutes.

Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash - cooked squash

Flip the rounds, spread each with half the salsa and top each with half the cheese.


Place the squash back under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove and sprinkle with chives.

Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash - holdable

I won’t be back in my kitchen until next week, but I AM taking a Mexican cooking class in Cozumel tomorrow so I’m hoping to come home inspired!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
200 14g 4g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 9g 23g 10g

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    Joshua Hampton

    February 13, 2014

    Wow. That butternut squash pizza looks scrumptious. Your post made me hungry. Also, happy vacation!


    February 17, 2014

    Much like Joshua, this post made me hungry, too. I adore this kind of quick and effortless super tasty meals. This looks just so juicy and delicious, I will definitely try it out. Another thing I love about these sorts of recipes, is that I can very easily adjust them to my liking and my mood at the given moment. I really love your blog Romi, thank you for sharing your recipe ideas, they all look very tasty and healthy!


    March 4, 2014

    Your meals look so delicious. Always looking for great new meals to try.