Butternut Squash Arugula Pita Pizza


This recipe is great for those days when you get home exhausted and just want to throw something in the oven. It also is perfect for those nights you get in late and want to keep things simple and light.

Aside from being delicious, butternut squash is a nutrition powerhouse! Butternut Squash Arugula Pita Pizza - It is jam-packed with vitamins A and C and also is a good source of potassium. So, other than as a pizza topping, how do you incorporate more butternut squash into your diet? Personally, I love to throw it into soups and stews. It is a great addition to smoothies, and you also can mash it up and enjoy like mashed potatoes.

Butternut Squash Arugula Pita Pizza

Serves 1


  • 1 cup peeled and chopped butternut squash
  • 1 100-percent whole grain pita round
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh arugula
  • 1 ounce feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Put squash into a pot of boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. On a baking sheet, place pita round and spread tomato sauce onto it.
  3. Evenly place butternut squash chunks onto the pita bread and top with sliced onions
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the pita and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Finish off by topping with fresh arugula, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and black pepper to taste.
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Wendy Lopez
Wendy Lopez, MS, RD, CDE, is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist who is passionate about educating communities on plant-based eating in ways that are accessible and culturally relevant. Working as a clinical dietitian in a community clinic in Port Chester, NY, Wendy focuses on disease prevention and management. She uses an integrative and individualized approach towards nutrition, health, and wellbeing. Wendy was raised in the Bronx, with roots in the Dominican Republic. When not catching up on the latest nutrition science, you can find her cooking, traveling, basking in the sun, and obsessively working on home improvement projects. Connect with her at Food Heaven Made Easy.