Dishing Up the Dirt

butternut squash and kale pizza


First of all, thank you everyone for your sweet comments about the new blog. It means the world to me. A few people have been curious as to why I made the change and all I can say is that sometimes even a farmer needs a makeover! Seriously though, I have been wanting to change things up for over a year now and the beginning of our farming adventure out west felt like the most appropriate time. And hey, we are literally dishing up the dirt. I think it’s perfect!


There are still a few changes in the works on the blog. I want to make the recipe page more user friendly. So far it’s kind of a mess, but I am hoping to change that soon! Other than that things will pretty much remain the same around here. Stories from the dirt all the way to our kitchen (with a lot of country music in between!)

Again, thank you everyone who checks in with us daily to see what we are up to. I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now and a lot of you have followed me through, a wedding, almost losing Henry, a few cross country road trips, and many tears.  I never thought I would be able to juggle blogging with farming. But the truth is, blogging sometimes keeps me sane. When I burst into tears in the middle of a hard day on the farm I know I have a place to come to to vent when it’s all over. I would blog even if people didn’t read along, but the fact that you guys are here makes it all the more sweeter. So thank you!

Let’s celebrate by eating some pizza!


This pizza is one of mine and Taylor’s favorites. The butternut squash is pureed and acts as the “tomato sauce” for the pizza. We pile on some kale, goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, and walnuts. The end result is nothing short of amazing. Trust us!

Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza

Prep Time: 10 mins    Cook Time: 30 mins.    Serves: 4

  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 bunch of kale (we like to use curly kale for this recipe) stems removed and torn into bite size pieces.
  • a few TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • a handful of grated parmesan cheese
  • a few TBS crushed walnuts
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash. Reduce heat to a light boil. Squash is cooked when fork tender (about 10 minutes)
  3. Once squash is done cooking place it in a food processor or blender with a few TBS of olive oil and a little goat cheese. Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Roll out pizza dough. Spread squash mixture followed by crumbled goat cheese, kale, and a healthy sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over everything.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During the last 2 minutes of cooking time remove pizza and sprinkle on crushed walnuts. Place back in the oven for the remainder 2 minutes.
  6. Enjoy this pizza with your favorite beer or a nice glass of wine!


Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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34 thoughts on “butternut squash and kale pizza

  1. Oooh yum. A friend made your “beetza” for us last weekend, and I can’t wait to try this version with pureed butternut squash instead! Deeelish.

    1. admin says:

      I’m so happy you liked the “beetza” it is one of my favorites. This one is pretty darn tasty as well! enjoy.

  2. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it.

    1. admin says:

      It’s SO good! Enjoy!

  3. You have done it again! I just wrote a post about your twice baked butternut squash which I made last week and LOVED. And now you are giving me more kale and butternut squash ideas. This looks so good- I will be making it too!

    1. admin says:

      hahah! What can I say……I love my winter squash!!!

  4. Joanne says:

    I agree, everyone and every site needs a makeover every once in a while! And I think things look great over here. There’s no better way to celebrate than with this delicious pizza!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks lady!

  5. I’m so glad kale and pizza became friends. It just makes the world feel right. Congrats on the new site! Love, love, it!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Lauren!!

  6. I love the idea behind why you revamped your blog. Change can be so refreshing! This pizza sounds amazing, I love an excuse to cram as many veggies as possible into a meal!

  7. What an amazing pizza topping blend. I love this butternut squash sauce idea. Can’t wait to try it. Sounds so delicious!

    1. admin says:

      thanks lady. It really is tasty!

  8. Hi Andrea! I love, love, love how the new site looks! Congrats on making this change 🙂 And this pizza… butternut squash and goat cheese – two of my favorite ingredients. I have to make this soon 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Thanks so much Dana!

  9. I love your idea to use squash for the “sauce” on this pizza. It sounds absolutely delicious, and looks fabulous, too! 🙂

  10. I love the new look! I almost didn’t recognize it! Just added you to Feedly–yay! 🙂

  11. I like the new name and design. I like this pizza, too – I always enjoy winter squash + kale.

    1. admin says:

      they really are a match made in heaven!!! so tasty!

  12. Julia says:

    Here’s to many, many, many more blogging moons where you can vent your face off and show me delicious recipes like this pizza! Very proud of you and I’m always drooling over your recipes!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Julia!

  13. Sundya says:

    The new look is FANTASTIC! I love the name…its so perfect! You are amazing at being able to manage a long day (and some nights) of farming, cooking and then blogging, but I can see how it helps you wind down. Thank you for all of your recipes, pictures and adventures! I’ve been with you since day one and still enjoy reading your posts every day

    1. admin says:

      Thank you SO much for you kind comment!

  14. Love the look of your new website!!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you so much!

  15. Well, that´s an interesting pizza! I can´t get kale here, but use swiss chard or beet leaves. Any pizza with goat cheese is good for me.

  16. I make a pizza kind of like this, but with sweet potatoes as the sauce instead of butternut squash! 😀 It is one of our favorites too!

    1. admin says:

      I love using pureed veggies as sauce! So good!

  17. Lately I’ve been having some seeerrrious cravings for butternut squash like, daily. And butternut squash and sage may be like, my newest obsession. This pizza is OUTRAGEOUS, girl. I need it in my face for the next seventeen months.

  18. I LOVE kale! And I have not yet had it on pizza. I think this needs to change stat! This pizza looks seriously amazing! PS I love the name of your blog! 😀

  19. Ahhh! I LOVE your blog. As soon as I got your comment I immediately looked you up and had to subscribe. I hope we can be bloggy friends. hehe

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for checking it out Diana!!! Love your site as well 🙂

  20. Jen says:

    Andrea! It was so fun…and sooo random….meeting you today! Love the “new” blog and can’t wait to try this pizza. Hope your kale babies survive. 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Jen! It was great meeting you!!! such a small world. I am sure we will run into each other many more times!

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