Take-out Tuesday, Autumn Celebration Pizza

With cooler temperatures

HHjr fired up the pizza oven Saturday night

and cooked pizzas to enjoy

while we watched the Alabama game

I had a flatbread in my mind that I’d been concocting

over the past couple of days,

so we added it to our usual kid friendly menu

of cheese pizza, and pineapple/Canadian bacon

HHjr got the kids involved making their pizzas,

while I made the Autumn Celebration Pizza

that I’d envisioned

This pizza is full of fall flavors with honeycrisp apples,

caramelized onions, roasted garlic, maple sausage,

roasted butternut squash,

all melted together with extra sharp cheddar

and a sprinkling of bleu cheese

Season the squash and drizzle with olive oil

Roast squash at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until soft

While squash is roasting,

caramelize the onions, low and slow, about 20 minutes

Next, brown the sausage

Cut the apple into thin slices

Partially bake crust, 6-8 minutes

until it just begins to turn golden

Spread roasted garlic evenly over crust

Layer the ingredients on crust, starting with the onions


extra sharp Cheddar Cheese

Maple Sausage

Roasted Butternut Squash

A generous sprinkle of Bleu Cheese Crumbles

Return to the 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until heated through

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Autumn Celebration Pizza

This pizza is full of Fall flavors, butternut squash, maple sausage, honeycrisp apples, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, all melted together with extra sharp cheddar and bleu cheese crumbles
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 1 can Pillsbury thin pizza crust dough
  • 8 oz. maple breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 head garlic, roasted*
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • 4 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3-4 oz. bleu cheese crumbles
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Put butternut squash on a parchment lined baking sheet and season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until soft
  • Melt butter with 1 Tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until onions turn golden and caramelize, about 20-25 minutes. Set aside
  • Add sausage to skillet and increase heat to medium. Cook and stir sausage to crumble, until cooked through and brown.
  • Drain sausage on paper towels.
  • Place pizza crust dough on a greased baking sheet, prick dough all over with a fork, and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes until dough begins to set and turn golden
  • Squeeze roasted garlic head until it releases the soft garlic inside and spread evenly over partially baked crust
  • Top crust with an even layer of caramelized onions, then apples, then cheddar cheese
  • Place sausage on top of cheese layer, then top with roasted butternut squash and sprinkle bleu cheese crumbles over all
  • Return to 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until pizza is heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Cut into squares to serve


*cut off top of garlic head to expose the cloves.  Place on a square of foil and drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bring corners of foil together forming a package. Roast garlic in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour.  Can be done in advance and stored in refrigerator.
Keyword Autumn flatbread, butternut squash pizza, Fall pizza, maple sausage, apple and butternut pizza, pizza


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33 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Autumn Celebration Pizza”
  1. Mary says:

    Your Autumn Celebration Flatbread sounds delicious Jenna! Your grands are so cute, Charlie Brown looks tickled by what HHjr is saying! 🙂

  2. Those beautiful kid faces look awfully happy! The flatbread looks delish, Jenna. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Making pizza with kids is definitely a joyous and fun activity. It looks delicious!

  4. I love seeing the adorable grands making pizzas. The autumn celebration flatbread looks and sounds amazing! Happy Tuesday and enjoy this fabulous weather!

  5. Nancy says:

    Seeing the grandkids helping HHjr and so tickled to be there brought a smile to my face!
    Now this pizza is definitely going to be made. It’s perfect for the Fall! Enjoy your Tuesday dear friend!

  6. What a fun take on pizza, Jenna. I love the pix of your littles cooking! I’m hoping I can engage our four-year-old in some cookies or something in a couple of weeks! We’ll see! Keep having fun with those guys — they’re not little long!

  7. These look so delicious! It’s my dream to have a pizza oven, and we’re actually looking to do it next season.

  8. Kitty says:

    What perfect flavors for a Fall pizza, Jenna! You’re always concocting something good. The other pizzas sounded great for the kids. It’s so nice to have your son there that loves to use the outdoor grill and pizza oven. You make a good team.

  9. Sounds good Jenna, I’ve been craving some butternut squash:@)

  10. You can’t go wrong with a recipe that includes sausage. Excellent idea!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    You’ve come up with the perfect toppings for a fall pizza. We have a pizza night once a week and I use flatbread. Love the fireplace decked out for the Alabama game and fall. I’m sure the kiddos have fun making their own and baking them in the pizza oven…….

    • Thank you Emily! We love to make pizza too, it’s fun to think up new combos. We are having friends and family over Sat for the Ole Miss/Bama game on the patio, my daughter went to Ole Miss as well as my best friend and her husband so it’s really going to be fun!

  12. lghiggins says:

    I love that both you and your son involve the kids in the cooking. Not only are they more likely to eat what they prepare themselves, but what outstanding memories they will have to cherish for a lifetime. Something money can’t buy!

  13. You have great vision making the autumn celebration pizza. Love seeing your grands happy faces making their very own pizzas.

  14. helenfern says:

    The pizza looks great and I love your brick oven! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party. Have a great week.

  15. Miz Helen says:

    I can’t wait to try your recipe for this delicious flat bread and the toppings are some of my favorite. I love the butternut and apple combination! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 556!
    Miz Helen

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