Fiery Caramelized Thin Crust Pizza
Serves: 8 slices
  • A 12” thin crust, whole wheat frozen pizza crust
  • 1 cup butternut squash, diced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 4 slices of smoked turkey bacon (look for those without nitrates)
  • ¾ cup sweet onions
  • 1 red delicious apple
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 oz. Cabot's Extra Light Sharp Cheddar, 75% less fat, shredded (optional, but we recommend it for added protein and cheesiness :))
  • If you don't like turkey bacon, we recommend you add extra protein:
  • 8 oz. Chicken Breast
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Steam the butternut squash in the microwave for about 4 minutes (or until tender to pierce with a fork).
  3. In a small bowl whisk together chili powder, cinnamon, honey and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Spray large skillet with oil and add onions. Caramelize the onions over medium heat.
  5. Cut the fat off the bacon and sizzle in a separate pan until crispy.
  6. Add the onions and cook about 10 minutes, covering the skillet and stirring every 2 minutes. Add apple cider vinegar to soften the onions further.
  7. Add the honey mixture to the butternut squash and toss.
  8. On the pizza dough, add the caramelized onions and the roasted butternut squash. Add sliced apple to the mix and sprinkle the cheese if you are using it.
  9. Bake the pizza for 25 minutes.
Nutritional Information per 2 slices (cheese version, boosted protein):

Calories 233; Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 1g; Carbohydrates 32g; Protein 15 g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 370mg; Fiber 2g

Nutritional Information per 2 slices (chicken breast substitution):

Calories 214; Fat 1g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 33g; Protein 16g; Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 380mg; Fiber 2g

Nutritional Information per 2 slices (without cheese or chicken):

Calories 173; Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 0.5g; Carbohydrates 32g; Protein 5.5g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 300mg; Fiber 2g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 slices with cheese Calories: 233 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 32 g Sodium: 370 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 15 g Cholesterol: 15 mg
Recipe by Nutrition Twins at