Butternut Squash & Kale Pesto Pizza
- 1 recipe Paleo pizza crust
- 1/2 lb bulk sausage (optional)
- 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 T olive oil
- 1/2 t salt (more to taste)
- 1/2 butternut squash, diced
- 1 c chopped kale (or spinach)
- 1/4 c pesto sauce (make your own or check ingredients to ensure it is Paleo)
Heat a large skillet over medium on the stove. If using sausage, cook until browned, then remove to a plate. Replace the skillet back to heat, but lower it to medium-low. Add 1 T olive oil, onion slices, and salt and cook slowly until caramelized. These will take about 20-30 minutes to cook them down enough.
In the meantime, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare your pizza crust recipe and bake for 5-10 minutes, until it starts to brown.
Once the onions are caramelized, add the other T of olive oil, then add the squash to the pan. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through. Season with more salt if desired. Add the kale (or spinach), and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until it has wilted a bit. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir it all together well.
Remove the crust from the oven and spoon the pesto over top. Layer the sausage/vegetable mixture over top and spread it around evenly. Bake for about 5 more minutes, until everything has melded nicely together. (NOTE: If you are using cheese, sprinkle it on top at this point).
Remove from the oven and marvel at its beauty! Cut it up into slices and serve it up!