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Grilled Naan Pizza with Roasted Butternut Squash!

This pizza is downright amazing! Sweet caramelized onions, roasted butternut squash,  and mozzarella on warm naan and then topped with salty greens, lemon and olive oil! Gluten-free naan option offered.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy lunch recipe, grilling recipe, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 small red onion, sliced 1/4"
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, separated
  • 4 pieces Naan bread
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 16 oz fresh mozzarella packed in water, sliced
  • Small handful raw walnuts
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste, optional but encouraged
  • 3 cups arugula
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven or to 425 and position rack in center of oven. If using a BBQ grill you'll need to roast squash in the oven and then cook pizzas on the grill: clean grill and heat to 425
  2. Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper

Roast Squash:

  1. Place diced butternut and sliced onions on a parchment covered cookie sheet and drizzle with enough olive oil so all the squash is glistening (2 tablespoons or so)
  2. Generouly sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, toss.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes till squash is soft and edges are browned. Remove from oven
  4. Brush each piece of naan with olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan
  5. Layer with mozzarella, and then a layer of butternut squash and onions
  6. Sprinkle with walnut pieces and red pepper flakes if using
  7. Move oven rack to upper third of oven. Place pizzas directly on oven rack and bake for up to 8 minutes (keep an eye on it)
  8. While pizza bakes, drizzle arugula with olive oil and and lemon juice then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, toss.
  9. When pizza is done, remove and let sit for a minute, slice
  10. Top each slice with a generous amount of dressed arugula and enjoy!