Squash Pizza Slices

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 291KCAL

A fun twist on a traditional pizza, using fresh slices of butternut squash rather than dough, ideal for slimming and Weight Watchers diets!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories291
  • Carbs25g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat13g
  • Saturates5.5g
  • Sugars16g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Here at Pinch of Nom, we love experimenting with new and ingenious ways of lightening up your favourite foods, so you can enjoy them even on slimming plans like Weight Watchers. With Squash Pizza Slices, you can have deliciously cheesy, slimming friendly pizza slices with a surprise ingredient: butternut squash!

Shaped into triangles and smothered in a garlicky tomato sauce, butternut squash makes the ideal pizza base instead of dough; it’s low in calories and Points, and as long as you cut it into the right thickness it maintains the shape perfectly.

Packed full of nutrients, this recipe is a great way of getting extra veggies into your family’s diet, and Squash Pizza Slices are really fun to eat too! You can easily adapt them to suit different diets too, like swapping the cheese for a vegan version to make them dairy free.

Why not experiment with your favourite toppings for a fakeaway pizza night with a twist?

What diets are these Squash Pizza Slices suitable for?

This Squash Pizza Slices recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free, vegetarian and vegan as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free, vegetarian and vegan versions;

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Squash Pizza Slices recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Squash Pizza Slices recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Squash Pizza Slices recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Squash Pizza Slices recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Squash Pizza Slices?

Nope! Everything you need is easily found in most supermarkets, and you’ve probably got some of them in the fridge already.

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A good quality baking tray is essential for this recipe, and so many others. You can find them in the supermarket, or on Amazon.

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A sharp knife like this one from Amazon makes cutting butternut squash a breeze – just mind your fingers!

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How many calories are in these Squash Pizza Slices?

There are 291 calories per portion in this Squash Pizza Slices recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

You could easily cut the portion size in half and serve it with an accompaniment to cut the amount of calories down!

This Squash Pizza Slices is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190ºC.

Step 2

Spray the baking tray with a little low calorie cooking spray and use to grease the tray.

Step 3

Cut the slices of butternut squash into 6 triangles, approx. 10 x 7 cm each. Cut the triangles from the part of the squash slice without the seeds.

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Step 4

Place the squash slices on the greased baking tray in the shape of a pizza.

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Step 5

Spray the squash slices with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Place in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until mostly tender. Some areas may be a little firmer than others at this point. Remove from the oven.

Step 7

Place the tomato puree, garlic granules and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well.

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Step 8

Spread the tomato puree mixture over the squash triangles.

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Step 9

Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, then place a slice of mozzarella on top of each triangle.

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Step 10

Place one cherry tomato slice on top of each triangle and sprinkle with oregano.

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Step 11

Place in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden on top.

Step 12

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped basil.

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What could I serve with these Squash Pizza Slices?

Try serving alongside a crisp, fresh salad, or one of our other fakeaway favourites:

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How do you know when Squash Pizza Slices are cooked?

You should cook these Squash Pizza Slices until the cheese is golden and bubbling. The squash should be cooked but not too soft, this will take around 15-20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Squash Pizza Slices in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

The texture of butternut squash can be affected if you store and reheat, so we’d recommend enjoying this recipe fresh!

Can I freeze Squash Pizza Slices?

This recipe is best enjoyed freshly cooked. We wouldn’t recommend freezing or the texture will be affected.

From fridge to table in only 40 minutes, it’s worth the cooking time for a slice of pizza hot from the oven!

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Squash Pizza Slices

A fun twist on a traditional pizza, using fresh slices of butternut squash rather than dough, ideal for slimming and Weight Watchers diets!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 291
  • Carbs 25G
  • WW Points:
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled and cut into 6 x 1cm thick slices
  • 30 g reduced fat Cheddar cheese grated
  • 40 g mozzarella cheese sliced into 6 slices
  • 2 cherry tomatoes each cut into 3 slices
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 5 g fresh basil chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC.
  2. Spray the baking tray with a little low calorie cooking spray and use to grease the tray.
  3. Cut the slices of butternut squash into 6 triangles, approx. 10 x 7 cm each. Cut the triangles from the part of the squash slice without the seeds.
  4. Place the squash slices on the greased baking tray in the shape of a pizza.
  5. Spray the squash slices with low calorie cooking spray.
  6. Place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until mostly tender. Some areas may be a little firmer than others at this point. Remove from the oven.
  7. Place the tomato puree, garlic granules and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well.
  8. Spread the tomato puree mixture over the squash triangles.
  9. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, then place a slice of mozzarella on top of each triangle.
  10. Place one cherry tomato slice on top of each triangle and sprinkle with oregano.
  11. Place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden on top.
  12. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped basil.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Make sure that you cut the squash into triangles that are 1 cm thick. If they are too thin, the pizza slices will become over cooked and too soft. If the triangles are too thick, they will be under cooked and too firm.
Tip: Cut the triangles from the part of the squash slice without the seeds.

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Poppy WorsfoldSunday 7th March 2021

This is so amazing. When I order dominoes I always add ketchup but this didn’t need it. It’s moist honeyyy. Also, it’s actually got that pizza taste to it without the guilt afterwards. SOLLLDD!

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    HollyMonday 8th March 2021

    Hey Poppy, thanks so much for your message and we are so glad you enjoyed the Squash Pizza Slices!

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