Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza

This Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza is fabulously delicious and easy to make flatbread.



Hi, friends! I’ve been pampering you with some long stories, mostly about cats, coyotes, and skunks. Indeed, I’m not quite done with them. Please stay tuned.

However, today I’m going to keep it really short and simple. Still, I’m going to give you a little update on my life.

1. As you might know, my camera broke a couple weeks ago. I almost finished shooting this Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza, and I just wanted to take the very last few snaps when the camera decided to get broken. Well, I think it was very nice of it to let me finish my work, right?

2. As any other food blogger (I hope so), I haven’t been cooking for two weekends. Because what’s the point to cook if you don’t have the camera, correct? In fact, I kind of enjoyed the first weekend which involved neither cooking nor shooting. However, by the second weekend, I started being bored.

3. I was so bored that I made a Halloween hat for our Hat or Hair day at the office. I mean, imagine my level of desperation if I MADE THE HAT. Well, I just bought a hat at the dollar store and turned it into a fall arrangement. As I humbly introduced myself at the office, I represented the gorgeous Canadian autumn.

The question of a day: what is harder to glue – little but heavy pumpkins or pine cones? Neither! The hardest part was gluing…the dry leaves! Seriously, I handled the pumpkins with the second attempt, but those leaves didn’t want to get attached even with an extra strong glue (so I just used some pins for most of them).

Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza

4. Last Saturday I got my camera back! Since the weekend was rather rainy, I decided to be lazy and not go outside. However, I’m not sure if you can call me lazy because during that weekend I made a naan pizza (Another one, not this), 3 kinds of cookies, and truffles, and most importantly, I photographed everything except one kind of the cookies.

5. Don’t you worry, though! I didn’t eat all this stuff by myself. We had a bake sale at the office on Monday, so everything except the pizza was made for this event. Certainly, I sampled a few (Like 14-17 cookies and chocolates) cause you always need to check the quality of the food you’re selling, don’t you?

6. This bake sale (And some folks do recognize my signature recipes, especially cheese cookies) resulted in me having received an order for a huge box of savory cookies! Yay! Well, I’ve had a few orders in the past, but I haven’t done this for a long time.

7. This is happening TODAY. I won’t lie I’m tired as I left home at 5.15 a.m. and went back at 7.30 p.m. I even didn’t get a rest being afraid that I would fell asleep :) So, while the cookies sitting in the oven, I’m blogging.

So, that’s my quick #notveryquick update. I don’t have much strength to describe how awesome this Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza was. And you don’t need. Because the combo of butternut squash, bacon, sage, pine nuts, cheddar, and blue cheese should tell you everything.

And I certainly hope it also tells you that you should make this Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza ASAP!

Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 whole grain naan flatbreads
  • 1 cup butternut squash pure*, seasoned with pepper and smoked paprika, to taste
  • 3-4 bacon strips, finely sliced
  • 4-5 tbsp. cream cheese (preferably with garlic and herbs)
  • about 10 fresh sage leaves, sliced + few more to garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp. pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup grated smoked cheddar
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to about 200 degrees C.
  2. Cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat, for about 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Place the naan bread on a baking sheet.
  4. Spread the cream cheese over the naan.
  5. Spread the butternut squash mash.
  6. Sprinkle with the sage and pine nuts.
  7. Finish with the cheddar and blue cheese.
  8. Bake for about 7-9 minutes or until the cheese has melted, and the naan wedges are slightly crisp.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

!havocinthekitchen.com

!To make butternut squash pure, preheat oven to about 180 degrees C. Cut the squash in half. Place the squash, cut side down, on a baking sheet. Bake for about 1 - 1,5 hours depending on its size until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Remove the seeds and other insides and then scoop out the butternut squash. Season to taste and pulse in the kitchen processor. Keep leftovers refrigerated in a container for a few days.

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/butternut-squash-bacon-sage-naan-pizza/

10 Thoughts on “Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza

  1. Ben! That’s a beautiful hat – however – I’m glad that you got your camera back so we can keep seeing beautiful pictures like these ones. I am intrigued to hear about your next wildlife stories though, so don’t wait too long for that!
    This pizza is so warm and cozy for fall – and as you know – I love butternut squash with all types of crispy pork! Yum!

  2. I was wondering what had happened to your camera Ben and if it had been fixed. I’m really glad you’ve got it back. I know that I would be lost without mine!

    If I take a weekend off taking pictures I usually enjoy it, and then panic because I think I’ve wasted my time when I could have been taking pictures! Oh well such is the life of a food blogger eh?

    I do like your butternut squash bacon sage naan pizza. I especially like the addition of the smoked cheddar and blue cheese. Yum!

    I also think that’s a classic hat! Brilliant. I would never have got away in my work with wearing that. (Which is a shame).

  3. Thank goodness your camera did break because the Halloween hat might not have turned out as awesome as it did! lol! Glad your camera is back and a big ol’ YUM right at this pizza. 3 kinds of cheese, bacon, and pine nuts? I can’t handle it! I have a fresh butternut squash that I just picked up from our local farm last week so I’m making this pizza :)

  4. Ben, you’ve totally rocked out weekly meal rotation here at my house with the Naan pizzas! I admit I’d doubted the idea of using Naan for pizza before but the pizzas you make are so creative and beautiful, I couldn’t help myself. So thanks for another winner of a recipe – good to use my leftover sage. And glad your camera is fixed! Keep the naan pizza recipes coming. My family thanks you!

  5. That hat photo is classic! lol!

    So glad you got your camera back, Ben!! What’s a food blogger to do without one? And thank you for sharing photos and the recipe for this delicious version of naan pizza! You’re always great with flavor combos.

  6. I was wondering, why you haven’t included a picture of that Hat! And there it comes..It’s definitely looking awesome! I must say, you had all the time to yourself to make this Hat look so good! The Butternut Squash Bacon Sage Naan Pizza is looking so yummy..Would make for such a great dinner :). I am glad the camera is back and we will get to see more of your amazing recipes soon!

  7. Ooooh, pizza with bacon! Can’t say no to that. I’m gonna have to try this out.

  8. That hat looks really cute, Ben. I totally get it — no use of cooking when you don’t have a camera. :) Happy to hear that your camera is back now. I usually don’t shoot on a rainy day, instead, I only prefer to eat. :) I love naan pizzas and I must say you make the best naan pizzas. And this butternut squash bacon sage naan pizza is no exception — looks so pretty and FALL-ish.

  9. I’m literally lol-ing imagining how bored you had to be to make a hat. But the hat turned out beautifully! You’re the epitome of fall :). And this pizza! Also the epitome o fall, and of deliciousness. Seriously, it sounds amazing! Congratulations on having your camera back and on the cookie order! Have a great weekend, Ben!

  10. Ben, you are the king of amazing naan pizzas! I have been on a huge butternut squash kick lately, and I love the idea of using it as an ingredient on flatbread pizza. This looks like the perfect dinner on one of these cold days…maybe this weekend? Also, I was going to tell you that you should’ve included a photo of the hat…but then you did. Love it! I’m so not creative when it comes to crafts, so well done there, my friend! Glad you got the camera back. A food blogger without a camera is a pretty troubling thing! :-)
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