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  1. Please re-word this in your entry. It is only GAPS-legal if you use a GAPS-legal oil. Extra virgin olive oil is only allow if it is raw. Olive oil is not heat tolerant and the proteins are denatured and become rancid when cooked. To make this GAPS legal, use coconut oil, ghee, butter, lard, or tallow when baking in the oven. The pizza could be topped with raw evoo when serving.

  2. I am completely obsessed with butternut squash, I like it sweet as opposed to savory though. I literally could eat it for DAYS! I eat it every single morning with egg whites and cinnamon, delicious! I cannot wait for my Thanksgiving FEAST because I love it paired with turkey as well! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness! I was weary to open the link because every other pizza crust for GAPS out there calls for eggs, which I and my son are allergic to. But I’m so happy excited to try this you have NO Idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is a great and easy idea! I love butternut squash on its own, and to think of pairing it with pizza toppings makes my heart flutter….hehe. A bit overstated, but this looks really cool. I love your blog, by the way. I’ve been visiting for a while, but this is my first comment. 🙂

  5. WOW, this is super neat! I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 See you next Friday! Next Friday one lucky blogger will be randomly selected to win a case of Planet Rice! Its yummy! Its gluten free, sprouted and grown in the US. You can link up to 3 entries! The more you link up the better you chances to win! (entries from US only) Cindy from

  6. Lauren, I just checked my stats and I’ve been getting loads of views from here – thank you so much for referencing my Legal List! I didn’t notice when I first came over to look at your wonderful idea!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week x

  7. Was completely skeptical about this, but I was a little desperate for pizza. Since I’m not doing grain at the moment, I decided to give it a try. I can’t tell you how absolutely delicious this is! Oh, wow! Topped with sauteed onions and peppers, i will def make again!

  8. Great idea! Do you think these would do well if frozen as pre-made individual pizzas? If so would you cook them all the way and reheat or just par bake them on the first side then load with ingredients and freeze for later baking? Thanks.

    • I don’t know how well they would freeze, but that certainly is a good idea. I would suggest baking them until they are almost done and freezing them separated by wax/parchment paper. Before you are going to serve them, let them thaw completely, and finish baking them. Then add the toppings and broil. That is my suggestion, at least 🙂

  9. Hi Lauren,
    Thank you for the recipe. I am grateful to have an easy Gluten Free option for pizza and have saved it for future reference.

    We loved “Princess Bride” as well and watched it over and over until my youngest daughter could recite the entire dialogue with drama and actions. We also enjoyed “Willow” with Val Kilmer and “Lady Hawk”.

    • Hi Heather! It doesn’t get super crispy, but I here are my suggestions to make it more crispy. You can try preheating the cookie sheet with some coconut oil while you are preheating the oven. And since oven temperatures vary, you can try raising the oven temperature for the last 10 minutes or so of baking. Hope this helps!

  10. I just introduced my daughter to the joys of Princess Bride and we’ve been enjoying regular movie nights watching it OVER and OVER again. 🙂 For our next movie night, I’m DEFINITELY going to make these, as she’s been begging for pizza, but I’m not eating grain these days, so thank you so much, Lauren!

    If you’re wanting to link it up to more sites, it would fit perfectly with the “Thank Goodness It’s Monday” link carnival. As you wish. 🙂

  11. Love the idea. I am all about simple. We haven’t liked the almond flour or coconut flour crusts. I tried this with tomato sauce and Daiya cheese. Turned out wonderfully.

  12. My husband loves this recipe. Thank you so much! He’s in wheat withdrawal and this recipe helps his cravings. He says, “I can’t believe how much this tastes like REAL PIZZA!”
    More power to you, Lauren, and thanks for all the recipes!

  13. G’day Lauren , just googling everthing to do with homemade shampoo and came across your honey recipe , just wondering is the honey recipe and all your wonderful recipes in U.S. measurement please , thankyou

  14. I just tried cutting & roasting sweet potatoes to use as a bread substitute to eat with my (pre-soaked homemade) hummus, and I love it! (I got larger pieces from the sweet potato cutting it diagonally). Thanks so much Lauren – I had never considered cutting them this thick, as I usually use a mandolin to make sweet potato fries, but this makes them so much more versatile!

  15. “Stop that rhyming and I mean it!”
    “Anybody want a peanut?”

    Princess Bride is totally awesome in our family’s book! And I am excited to try this pizza recipe! I am fairly new to butternut squash, but I discovered I love it when I recently bought a jar of butternut squash pasta sauce and it tastes amazing! I could eat it with a spoon straight from the jar!

  16. Hi Lauren,
    these look delish! can you recommend a cheese to use? We do not really eat cheese as a family, but we are starting GAPS. I usually make cashew cheese for the occasional ‘mac&cheese’ do you think I could do that here?

  17. I have dug through countless healthy recipes over the past 7 years….THIS is one BRILLIANT idea! Love it and am eating some right now topped with spiced up tomato sauce and goat cheese…yum!

  18. Absolutely scrumptious! What a genius idea. I just left the skin on the butternut squash and it was delicious that way.. Topped them with home made pizza sauce, onions and cheese. I can’t eat eggs or wheat, so this will be a life changer for me, thank you!

  19. Thanks for the recipe! This was such an easy and yummy dinner last night. I’ve made the grain-free pizza crust recipe you mention and it’s good, but a bit too time consuming to become part of our regular rotation. These are much more doable. Plus these little guys are just downright adorable!

  20. I know this is an older post…just peeled and cut a huge neck of a butternut;) how do you cut it without huting your wrist? I’ve made cauliflower crust and even thought theres more steps and clean up…the time it took me to slice these and try to get them 1/4 inch was yhe same as preparing the cauliflower. Please share ypur technic in the best way to cut this? Thanks

  21. Just made these yesterday for lunch and they were so quick and delicious. (Alisha, above, I used a really sharp knife and wasn’t too picky about the slices being 1/4″ all the way around, and that probably made cutting so fast.)

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I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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