Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle

Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle on a sheet pan with a piece cut out of it, ready to serve with a metal spatula

Pizza is one of those foods I like for exactly what it is. I’m like Colin Firth in that pivotal scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary, professing to pizza, “No, I like you, very much, just as you are.” [Swoon!]

But when pizza gets a glow-up? I’m here for that, too. And Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle is the EPITOME of a glow-up!

It’s a labor of love, too. This recipe calls for us to make not only our own crust, but our own sauce. But as is the case with all great loves, Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle is worth the wait! One bite of her gooey cheese, savory onion, salty-rich bacon, bitingly fresh sage, sumptuous squash sauce, and that sweet, sweet honey drizzle, and you’ll be a goner. You’ll be smitten. Poems and professions of love are in your future!

If you’re currently more in the quick-hook-up phase of your life, no judgement! You can shorten the pizza’s prep time by buying pre-made dough and sauce. If you can’t find bottled squash sauce in the pasta section of your grocery store, regular old tomato pizza or pasta sauce will work just fine.

But if you’re willing to work for it, Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle will be MORE than worth it – as all spectacular beauties are. <3

Bacon, Sage, and Onion Pizza with Squash Sauce and Honey Drizzle

Gooey cheese, savory onion, salty-rich bacon, bitingly fresh sage, sumptuous squash sauce, AND a honey drizzle? Yep, this pizza is the total package!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Dinners, Italian, Pizza
Servings 12 pieces
Author A Cookable Feast

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tsp. oil with a high smoke-point (Grapeseed works great)
  • 4 large fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup mild-flavored oil (More as needed; grapeseed works great here, too!)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs. water (More as needed)
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Dough

  • 1 + 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk.)
  • 3 tbs. mild-flavored oil

Toppings

  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped into slices roughly two inches long to 1/4 inch thick (Eyeball it! 🙂 )
  • 1 tbs. oil with a high smoke-point
  • 1 + 1/2 heaping cups mozzarella cheese (More as you'd like!)
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Fresh sage leaves to cover the pizza to your liking (I used 22.)
  • Honey and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Sauce

  1. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and guts. Place the halves cut side up in a baking dish and drizzle with the teaspoon of oil. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for one hour. Let cool.

  2. Scoop out squash flesh; discard skin. Add squash flesh to a food processor with the other sauce ingredients.

  3. Process until smooth, adding more water and oil to thin the sauce as needed (add a tablespoon of water and a teaspoon or two at a time, until sauce is the desired consistency).

Dough

  1. Mix dry ingredients. Add the milk and oil until a sticky ball of dough forms.

  2. Knead the dough on a floured surface a couple of times, then roll or stretch out dough evenly to form a pizza shape to your desired size and crust thickness. (I usually stretch and pat the dough to form a rough rectangle, dabbing my fingertips with oil first to prevent them from sticking to the dough.) Transfer to a metal baking sheet or pan.

Toppings

  1. Add oil and onion to a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté, stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes (reducing heat as needed).

  2. Spread an even layer of squash sauce around the pizza dough, leaving an uncovered edge of crust around the perimeter. Evenly sprinkle the cheese upon the sauce layer and then the onion, bacon, and sage leaves.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees until your desired doneness (20-25 minutes to achieve the more well-done consistency I prefer).

  4. Sprinkle fresh-cracked black pepper over the pizza; drizzle with honey. Cut into square slices and dig into the meaty, cheesy, savory-sweet goodness!

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