What is it about pizza that just says love? I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like a little (or a lot) of either. Sharing something so unfussy, casual, and comforting just feels good.
The first fall that Brian and I were dating, we spent two months in North Carolina fixing up his other home (how I managed to get him to stay in Minnesota, I’ll never know) so we could sell it. We got used to many hours of scrubbing, painting, and chasing down carpenters. We’d start our days with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and many times end it with pizza delivery and red wine in solo cups.
I cherished the simplicity, and this side of him that spoke “easy-going.” It certainly wasn’t gourmet, but it kept our bellies and hearts full.Our style is a little different now, me making a batch of Zoe’s gluten-free pizza dough and throwing little pies throughout the week, or when I’m pressed for time, popping Udi’s Gluten-Free crust into the oven and 10 minutes later we’re noshing on this Winter White Pizza with Delicata Squash & Gouda Cheese.
I was never a “white” pizza (sans red sauce) fan until I grew older, which is probably pretty typical. As my food curiosity started to expand, I realized that seasonal ingredients really shine when they aren’t covered up by red sauce.
There are so many good things going on in this seasonal pie, and I have to say, with those golden rings of sweet squash, she’s a looker. I brushed the crust with olive oil (which it gives it flavor and helps it brown), then rubbed a garlic clove over to infuse it with just a little something, something.
There are less than a handful of colorful toppings, yet they all play an important role. The arugula is the peppery bite to the sweetness of the delicata, whose soft texture contrasts the little bit of crunch from the Udi’s crust – which is hands down my favorite store-bought gf crust. The red onion packs a savory jab, and the cheese….. let us not forget the cheese. The gouda is so creamy! And because of that, it melts beautifully. But I also love the salty, briny addition of the parmesan. Together they’re the perfect pair.
Love is pizza, and pizza is love. As long as you cut it in squares. ☺ xo
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I simply love light pizzas like these to snack on. The colors are just amazing, have to try this out for myself!
definitely Fernando! almost like a flatbread, perfect for snacking. thanks for stopping by!
This pizza sounds amazing — I love the squash and gouda combo.
yes, that combo has become one of my favorites! i always see squash paired with blue cheese, but i like this better.
And when it comes to pizza love, I’m all about delicata squash! Yes!
More pizza with squash for this girl – I love it! Thanks for stopping by Aida.
I want to plant my face in this beautiful winter pie! I’ve never tried using Udi’s gf pizza crust before, but I LOVE the browning in your photos! Definitely picking some up in the freezer aisle the next time at I’m at the grocery store!
Oh pizza is definitely my love language! And squash. And cheese. Basically everything about this. Bravo, friend!
I discovered delicata this past fall and I am in LOVE. Plus Gouda? Swooning over here!
Beautiful little pizzas with such a balance of ingredients! I’m all for homemade crust, but sometimes it’s just so nice to simplify. And I haven’t had gouda in forever! Sounds so good to me right now along with your pizza. :)
This looks incredibly fabulous! I would eat all the middle pieces and leave the ends for everyone else. :-)
This looks fantastic! And every move we’ve been thru the first night in our house we always have a celebratory wine in solo cups!
aw, that is an awesome tradition! thanks for stopping by Lauren.
Gah!! These look amazing, Amanda. Love that gorgeous, crispy crust paired with the caramelized edges on the squash. Delicata is just dreamy!
Ahh, pizza IS love. I love this pizza!! The simplest meals always seem to be the best (and seem to be the most memorable!). Pizza and wine in a solo cup sound awesome to me! :)
Oh wow this pizza looks delicious! I love that you put squash on it. Squash and cheese is such a yummy combo :)
This pizza is absolutely gorg. Love the flavor combos so much. Delicata squash is always a win for me!! YUM. I can’t wait to make this.
Yum Amanda, this looks tasty. I’ll have to check out the Udi’s..sometimes my stomach needs me to lay off the gluten. ;) …I just noticed INSTABEETS. LOVE. xoxo
You won’t miss a thing if you give your tummy a break and use this crust. Crisp edges, a little give to the middle. Perfect. And glad you like the Instabeets :)! xo
Yes to pizza being love, lol! I’m not sure why, but pizza night always feels special. And this pie is one heck of a looker! I can’t get enough delicata (ever!) and I bet it’s perfect paired with Gouda and arugula. I’ve never tried Udi’s crust, but I am a big fan of their products in general so I’ll have to look for it! xoxo
Totally Faith! Something about sharing something so simple. You’ll have to try the crust and let me know what you think! xo