Squash “pizzas” on couscous

We created this recipe one day and now it has become a regular part of our repertoire. It’s so simple and so delicious!


  • Butternut squash
  • Butter or oil
  • Spices: We like to use curry powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Tomato sauce (this is great with our roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce)
  • Other pizza toppings (optional)
  • Couscous


  1. Peel the squash and slice in approx. one inch slices.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large, flat baking pan with melted butter or olive oil.
  3. Lay out the squash in a single layer and flip the slices so they are greased on both sides.
  4. Sprinkle squash slices liberally with your favorite spices. We like to use curry powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook squash at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  6. Flip squash slices and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. While cooking the squash, prepare the couscous. Boil water with a splash of oil and salt in a saucepan, add the couscous, remove from heat and let sit, covered. We recommend you use 1-3/4 cups liquid to 1-1/2 cups dry couscous.
  8. Add pizza toppings to the squash slices. We like to use sauce, garlic and fresh mozzarella.
  9. Broil until the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Serve the squash “pizzas” on top of a bed of couscous.