Pizza Pollo with Spinach, Chicken and Pumpkin Sauce

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite comfort foods. Topped with a fresh, flavorful pumpkin sauce and fresh spinach, this is the perfect weeknight dinner dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 574kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough for 2 small pizzas (or 1 big to share) scroll down to notes if making your own)

For the sauce

  • 3 cups butternut/pumpkin cubed
  • 3 clove garlic lightly crushed and skin on
  • 1/2 cup onion sliced
  • 1-2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Toppings

  • 6 oz skinless boneless chicken breast cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion sliced
  • 3.5 cups fresh spinach shredded
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Optional: if making your own dough, do this first as it needs about 1 hour to rise.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F or 200°C.
  • Add butternut, onion, and garlic to an oven dish or baking sheet, drizzle with cooking oil and add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until butternut/pumpkin is soft.
  • Meanwhile, heat cooking oil over high heat in a pan. Cook chicken pieces until slightly browned.
  • Season with salt and pepper. When ready, transfer to a bowl or plate.
  • In the same pan, add some extra cooking oil and saute onions for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Then add and spinach and cook until just wilted. Set aside.
  • When butternut is soft, take out the garlic and push the inside of the roasted garlic out of the skin. Add with all other sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add water if needed to improve the consistency of the sauce. Season with pepper and salt.
  • Roll out dough, top with sauce, spinach mix and chicken pieces. Sprinkle dried oregano on top.
  • Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crisp.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 19g

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This