Winter White Pizza with Delicata Squash & Gouda {gluten-free}

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 23, 2023

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.

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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.

Winter White Gouda & Delicata Squash Pizza {gluten-free}

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.

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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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Winter White Pizza with Delicata Squash & Gouda {gluten-free}
Author: Amanda Paa
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 servings
One pizza serves 2 people if you’re using the Udi’s Gluten-Free Crust so I like to make 2 at once, as the leftovers reheat perfectly in a toaster oven.
  • For squash:
  • 1 small delicata squash, ends cut off, then cut into 1/4 inch rings
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For pizza:
  • 2 Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts – which you can find in the frozen section
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 cups arugula, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion
  • roasted squash
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups thinly slice gouda cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Once you have your squash cut into rings, scoop the seeds out of the middle of each. Add to a bowl, then drizzle olive oil and salt over top. Rub into squash with your hands. Bake for 8 minutes, then flip. Bake for another 8-10 minutes, until squash is fork tender. Remove from oven.
  2. Turn oven up to 400 degrees F. Brush each crust with one tablespoon oil, then rub with garlic, cut side down. Divide arugula, red onion, squash, and cheese evenly between the two pizzas. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes, then broil for another 2 to get the cheese to lightly brown. Remove from oven and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.

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January 27, 2016


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  1. Fernando

    I simply love light pizzas like these to snack on. The colors are just amazing, have to try this out for myself!

    • amandapaa

      definitely Fernando! almost like a flatbread, perfect for snacking. thanks for stopping by!

  2. Brittany

    This pizza sounds amazing — I love the squash and gouda combo.

    • amandapaa

      yes, that combo has become one of my favorites! i always see squash paired with blue cheese, but i like this better.

  3. aida mollenkamp

    And when it comes to pizza love, I’m all about delicata squash! Yes!

    • amandapaa

      More pizza with squash for this girl – I love it! Thanks for stopping by Aida.

  4. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    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!

  5. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh pizza is definitely my love language! And squash. And cheese. Basically everything about this. Bravo, friend!

  6. Rebeccah

    I discovered delicata this past fall and I am in LOVE. Plus Gouda? Swooning over here!

  7. Emily | Gather & Dine

    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. :)

  8. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

    This looks incredibly fabulous! I would eat all the middle pieces and leave the ends for everyone else. :-)

  9. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    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!

    • amandapaa

      aw, that is an awesome tradition! thanks for stopping by Lauren.

  10. Lily | Kale & Caramel

    Gah!! These look amazing, Amanda. Love that gorgeous, crispy crust paired with the caramelized edges on the squash. Delicata is just dreamy!

  11. Tessa | Salted Plains

    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! :)

  12. Mel @ The Refreshanista

    Oh wow this pizza looks delicious! I love that you put squash on it. Squash and cheese is such a yummy combo :)

  13. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    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.

  14. rebecca | DisplacedHousewife

    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

    • amandapaa

      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

  15. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    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

    • amandapaa

      Totally Faith! Something about sharing something so simple. You’ll have to try the crust and let me know what you think! xo