Delicata, Rosemary & Blue Cheese Pizza

Topping your pie with squash brings a big vitamin A boost to this pizza—it provides 120% of your Daily Value per serving. The delicata contributes extra fiber, too, thanks in part to its edible skin. We make the oven a multitasker to get this winter pizza on the table fast. The crust bakes on the bottom rack while the vegetables roast. Once the pizza is assembled, a blast from the broiler crisps the edges and melts the cheese.

Delicata, Rosemary & Blue Cheese Pizza
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ medium delicata squash, halved, seeded and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 ½ cups chopped leek (about 1 medium)

  • All-purpose flour for dusting

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup arugula

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese

  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Place a large broiler-safe skillet on the top rack. Preheat to 450°F.

  2. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and add 1 tablespoon oil and squash; stir to combine. Roast the squash for 5 minutes. Add leek to the pan and stir. Roast until the squash is lightly browned and tender, 10 to 12 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, lightly dust a large rimmed baking sheet with flour. Stretch dough to fit the entire pan and brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake on the lower rack until the bottom is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  4. When both pans are out of the oven, set the broiler to high. Mix the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, rosemary, garlic, fennel seeds, crushed red pepper and salt in a small bowl. Spread the seasoned oil over the crust and top with the squash mixture, arugula and blue cheese. Broil the pizza on the top rack until the cheese starts to brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
17g Fat
45g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 461mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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