Autumn Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pizza

This week, we had the pleasure of having the Mariel from What Mariel Made host our blog! Mariel is a wonderfully creative photographer and lifestyle blogger who writes about DIY crafts, food, and travel.


In my experience, autumn usually lends itself to a season of roasting root vegetables to support a hearty main dish. However in this warming recipe, roasted vegetables get their moment in the spotlight as the main toppings on a classic comfort food staple: pizza.


Roasted Vegetable Pizza with Eggs


  • 1 package pizza dough (garlic + herb pizza dough from Trader Joe’s)

  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella sliced 

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 head of garlic

  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion

  • 1 delicata squash sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices

  • 4 carrots sliced in half

  • Sautéed spicy Italian sausage (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon herbs de provence 

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 eggs


Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit, and toss delicata squash and carrots in olive oil + salt + pepper on a baking sheet. Wrap head of garlic in tin foil. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.

For pizza:

  1. Preheat oven according to the pizza dough package (400 degrees fahrenheit).

  2. On an oiled baking sheet, spread out the pizza dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick.

  3. Top pizza dough with mozzarella, roasted garlic, delicate squash, carrots, red onion, and Italian sausage. 

  4. Drizzle pizza with 3 tablespoons olive oil, herbs de provence, and red pepper flakes. 

  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

  6. Add eggs and dollop the ricotta cheese on top of pizza.

  7. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. 

  8. Continue to broil pizza, to cook eggs, if necessary and keeping a sharp eye on the eggs and ricotta. 

  9. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy.

For myself, November epitomizes autumn. The crisp nights encourage community and conversation, shared over the warmest comfort food.

Cynthia Rylant aptly puts these sentiments into words when she says, "In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.” May your November be filled with connections made over comfort food and warm company.


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