This pizza-sized galette is filled with a savory butternut squash, caramelized onion, and cheesy mix that will leave you craving slice after slice!
butternut squash and caramelized onion galette from Eats Well With Others

If you’ve spent your life up to this point imagining galettes as a pinkies up kind of food, so fragile that any local shift in atmospheric temperature and pressure will almost certainly break them. Well, this is the bull in the proverbial china shop.

The offensive lineman mid-pliè in ballet class.

A pizza in buttery flaky crust clothing.


It’s time to leave any and all preconceived notions you had of delicate crusts, finicky fillings and slices that you felt reallyΒ should leave you full given just how much butter they contain but inevitably did not, at the door.

Because this is none of those.

Rather, it’s some kind of distant relative on the big boned side of the galette family.

The side that has to shop in the husky department at Macy’s.

The side you want to go to all-you-can-eat-sushi with. (Because it’s just no fun when you’re the only one putting back six rolls in one sitting. Not that I know anything about that…)


The side that you kind of don’t want to go anywhere near your Thanksgiving table for fear that they will eat ALL THE PIE and 99% of the stuffing in one sitting.

Except opposite because you totally want this galette on your Thanksgiving table.

I’ve made a whole bunch of vegetarian Thanksgiving options this year (and last year and the year before that) but this is absolutely my favorite. Sweet caramelized roasted butternut squash is mixed up with with savory sweet caramelized onions and creamy melty fontina.

And then packaged in the flakiest of flaky crusts. Which is also, coincidentally, the easiest-to-work-with of flaky crusts.

Not to mention that it’s HUGE. Literally as big as a pizza and more than enough to serve a crowd.

Or just two people. Times three nights. Gluttony at it’s finest. And most worth it.

This is my submission to Week 4 of the 12 weeks of winter squash! Check below to see what others have done with them this week. And feel free to add links to anything you’ve made with winter squash this week as well!



One year ago…Sweet Corn Pancakes with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Two years ago…Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie, Butternut Squash and Potato Pie with Tomato, Mint and Manchego

Three years ago…Butternut Squash and Vanilla Risotto, Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Five-Spice Marshmallows

Four years ago…Butternut Baked Ziti, Coconut Cupcakes

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette
This pizza-sized galette is filled with a savory butternut squash, caramelized onion, and cheesy mix that will leave you craving a second slice!
Yield: 8 servings
For the crust
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 16 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup ice water
For the filling
  • 1 large (2½ lb) butternut squash
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 large Spanish or Vidalia onions, thinly sliced in half moons
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups grated fontina cheese
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp water, for glaze
  1. For the crust, combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulsing to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the texture is like cornmeal, with the biggest butter pieces being the size of pebbles. Add in the sour cream, vinegar and water and pulse just until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic and chill it for at least one hour and up to two days.
  2. While the dough is chilling, prepare the squash. Peel it, halve it and scoop out the seeds. Cut it into ½-inch cubes and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with ½ tsp salt and black pepper. Roast at 400 for 30-45 minutes, stirring once halfway, until squash is tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. While the squash is roasting, melt the butter and the remaining tbsp olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat, adding in the sugar and remaining tsp of salt. Stir occasionally, until soft and tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper.
  4. Mix together the squash, onions, cheese, and sage in a large bowl.
  5. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 16--inch round. Transfer to a parchment-lined pizza pan or baking sheet. Spread the squash mixture over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the border over the filling, pleating it as necessary, leaving the center open. Brush the outside of the crust with the egg/water mixture.
  6. Bake at 400 until golden brown, 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice


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90 Responses to Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette

  1. Beth says:

    Twist my arm – this galette sounds amazing!

  2. gloria says:

    look delicious Joanne I love savoy galettes!

  3. Trisha says:

    I’ve never tried using greek yogurt in pie crust before, but this looks so delicious and easy. Also butternut squash + fontina = match made in heaven.

  4. Joanne, what a gorgeous galette – I have to admit the name itself intimidates me. What a great meatless option for Thanksgiving. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. This is a lovely galette! I bet it is really delicious and would make a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner!

  6. Margarita says:

    Oh~ I love galettes and always think they’re so pretty in a rustic kind of way. But I have never made one! It’s about time to start, I guess. This looks like a really, really good one.

  7. This honestly looks amazing! This could totally work for any meal too…it would be an awesome addition to any breakfast/brunch table!

  8. Erika says:

    Oh yum.. love the combination of the caramelized onions and squash.

  9. I so want to tuck into a slice right now!

  10. I want…no, NEED, this in my life. I love the simplicity of galettes, and yet they’re so flavourful!

  11. I’m a little partial to this side of the family…it always seems more fun ;). Yum, love everything about this.

  12. This galette looks like something I’d devour in a heartbeat. Nothing better than butternut squash baked – I can tell this would be a crowd pleaser. Healthy, too!

  13. Yum Joanne! This is just perfect! I love it! I could see eating the whole thing!!

  14. i want this so bad. do you think I could use puff pastry sheets for this?

    • joanne says:

      YES, I totally think you could use puff pastry instead of the pie dough (although it really is SUPER easy to make and roll out). I’m not sure that the cooking time would be exactly the same, though, so you’d probably want to check it every 20 minutes or so to make sure the puff pastry isn’t burning!

  15. Monica says:

    I’m in as soon as I heard ‘caramelized onion’…looks great!

  16. patsy says:

    If my family didn’t want mostly traditional dishes, I’d totally make this for them! I think I’ll just make this for me to enjoy and watch them drool over it instead! πŸ˜‰

  17. Meg says:

    Whew boy, this is making my mouth water! Totally up my alley.

  18. SallyBR says:

    Great combination of flavors, now if ONLY the husband would eat onions… (sigh, sigh, sigh)

    maybe I should caramelize fennel? Leeks?

    I would eat a couple of four slices with a big smile…

  19. Tahnycooks says:

    I have to try this. Saw it over on Instagram and instantly started drooling! This is gonna happen!
    the crust looks/sounds amazing!

  20. Classic combo of flavors and so simple! Love it!

  21. Kim says:

    The galette looks delicious and sounds so flavorful! πŸ™‚

  22. Oh my gosh, this looks so so good. Why is pumpkin so huge? I love butternut squash so much more.
    pinning this!

  23. Pam says:

    You had me swooning when I read caramelized onions – this galette looks incredibly delicious and pretty too!

  24. Shannon says:

    this sounds absolutely delicious- definitely more like a pizza, but whatever you call it, i wantitinmyface πŸ™‚

  25. I love the rusticness of a galette, and this one looks so yummy with all the caramelized onions.
    So yummy.

  26. OMG that looks great! I must have some soon! Great pictures too!

  27. Clearly I have led a sheltered life – growing up in husky jeans and never having the benefit of hearing of, let alone tasting, galette. This dish looks incredible, Joanne!!! Wonderful post, thanks for sharing!!

  28. Serena says:

    Wait, is the crust really EASY? I have crust issues. Lots of them. I’m always on the lookout for a no-fail one. Of course with sweet squash, onions and melty fontina, who cares about the crust?! Will try this one!

  29. I’m okay with the fact that pie week is over because I kind of love Galettes.

  30. Eileen says:

    Hooray, more squash! I could certainly get behind a slice or two of this beautiful galette for dinner–maybe with a dark green salad and a glass of white wine. NOM.

  31. If this was on my Thanksgiving table I might not eat anything else (well, except dessert)!

  32. Kate says:

    My kid would love this. I made a meat pie last week for dinner and he’s been asking for pie for every dinner since.

  33. Megan says:

    This galette looks amazing. I’ve been eyeing a recipe for one in one of my cookbooks, but I am thinking I will try this version instead!

  34. P says:

    If I ever in the near future live in New York, I definitely want to have Thanksgiving with you. Especially if you’ll be serving up THIS :P!

  35. Love this galette, Deb has the best recipes!

  36. Teffy says:

    Looks so so good!
    I do love squash..

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  37. and here is another idea for a recipe for you: butternut squash hash.
    I’ve made, several times, have yet to photograph and blog it, but you simply must give it a go!

  38. Dishes like this make me wish we actually celebrated Thanksgiving in Spain πŸ™ It looks beyond awesome, I’m a big fan of savory galettes πŸ˜‰

  39. Deena Kakaya says:

    What a classic…gorgeous! I love the onions, I think they take this recipe to a new level x

  40. This galette looks delicious, caramelised onion is my absolute favourite as well as butternut squash πŸ˜€


  41. Onions freak me out but this galette would bring major cheers to the dinner table, especially from my husband!

  42. sippitysup says:

    Do they still have a Husky department at Macy’s? Not that I’ve ever been husky. Though there’s a good argument to be made that I am diligently working on that one galette at a time. GREG

  43. tigerfish says:

    A perfect balance of savory and sweet. Nice!

  44. Oops. I guess I dropped the ball on the winter squash group πŸ™ How many weeks are even left? I still don’t have my own kitchen πŸ™

    Um, this looks incredible though, btw. I looove all of the things in it!

  45. This sounds incredible, Joanne. I love the flavors. Caramelized onions get me every time!

  46. Christine says:

    I’ve been seeing recipes for caramelized onions all over the internet of late and have been dying to use them in something. This is it! Reminds me a bit of Trader Joe’s “A Taste of Alsace” pizza which I ration out because it’s so rich that I can hear my arteries slamming shut when I eat it. This is a much healthier option. Liked your metaphors for it…”husky department at Macy’s”. πŸ™‚

  47. daphne says:

    Such a fall dish Joanne! I’m missing my holiday last year now. I’m a fan of caramalized onion so I think it pairs up butternut perfectly. Also, I think your photography + delicious pie is looking pretty amazing.

  48. Tracey says:

    I am clearing my schedule tomorrow to make this for lunch! It is basically all of my favorite things in one and I need it in my life like yesterday πŸ™‚

  49. sara says:

    Lovely! This looks soooo tasty! πŸ™‚

  50. christina says:

    O yum. Good to know we have similar sushi eating habits…. !

  51. This looks so delicious. Joanne! I could totally have a slice of this right now!

  52. Oh drool. Are you making it for T-day?

  53. I looked at this post this morning and have been thinking about this galette all day. This is my kind of meal. I love the butternut squash, caramelized onions and fontina. Yum!

  54. This galette needs to dive bomb into my stomach!

  55. I shop at Target, not Macy’s. So I need not further convincing. I’m in. 110%. YUM.

  56. I wish I could have a large slice for the lunch! It looks awesome, Joanne.

  57. Yep, you have convinced me! Galletes and I need to get acquainted.

  58. Hotly Spiced says:

    Wonderful. I think squash with caramelised onion are a fantastic combination. Every Christmas I caramelise onions for an onion relish I make to serve on Christmas Day. It’s so delicious I don’t know why we don’t serve it all year round but some things are best kept as special things xx

  59. Kathryn says:

    This is beautiful! And I love the flavours in that, you can’t beat anything with caramelised onions!

  60. Rachel Cooks says:

    I cannot stop obsessing over this. I need to make it, stat.

  61. This dish is exactly why fall has my favorite cuisine. Perfection.

  62. Lynn says:

    Anything with carmelized onions is good to me. πŸ™‚ This looks delish.

  63. Omg, I need this in my life! Those caramlized onions…buttery crust…soft butternut squash…is it wrong I’m craving this to have for a late breakfast right now?!
    I hope your wedding plans are going well. πŸ™‚

  64. I seriously cannot wait to make this!

  65. katie says:

    Oh Joanne this looks and sounds amazing!

  66. I can just imagine how delicious this is, the natural sweetness from the onions, the creaminess from the squash and buttery crumble from the crust–perfection, Jo!

  67. All your recipes are so good. I haven’t made a galette ever, sounds tempting. πŸ™‚

  68. Everything about this gorgeous galette sounds wonderful — I can already taste it in my mouth!

  69. Susan says:

    I’ve had butternut squash galette on my to make list since last year. I’m going to do it this winter, yes I am. Especially after drooling over yours.

  70. This is beautiful as well as tasty looking. Looks like your galette turned out perfect.

  71. Danielle says:

    This is insane! Caramelized onions, butternut squash, & Fontina cheese….oh my YUM! I think this is going to be my post-Thanksgiving treat! I’m sure it tastes delicious and I can’t wait to try it.
    Your crust looks amazing too!

    Happy Thanksgiving Joanne! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! : )

  72. Mmm, love this version of a savory galette! I bet butternut squash goes so well with caramelized onions…What a perfect dish! I’m totally pinning this for when I have my vegetarian friends over to dinner, since I can never decide what to make πŸ™‚

  73. Reeni says:

    I love how big, thick and stuffed full of yumminess this is! Not your typical galette. I could happily dine on this for days on end!

  74. I really love the idea of a galette with squash and caramelized onions.. looks so comforting πŸ™‚ I submitted my soup πŸ™‚

  75. Husky department, lol πŸ™‚ Looks yummy!

  76. Wow this looks soooo good.

    There’s nothing wrong with shopping in the husky department (says someone who still has 30 lbs of baby weight to lose).

  77. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is just mouth watering good! I am so sad I didn’t see this recipe earlier.

  78. Leanna says:

    I pulled up your recipe to make this for dinner and noticed you don’t have the baking temperature listed. I found the temp from Smitten Kitchen’s site, but thought you might want to update the recipe above. Thanks for the great dinner idea. We are looking forward to it.

  79. Oh Joanne, this looks ah-maaaazing! I wish I’d seen this earlier.

  80. This is soooo pretty, and I love mixing caramelized onions with squash. Mmmm!

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  84. UnicornFriends says:

    Guess what? I’ve got this in the oven RIGHT NOW. It looks amaze-balls. I used parmesan cheese and added fresh thyme. I can’t wait to serve this to my drooling guests. Thanks for such a detailed recipe!

  85. UnicornFriends says:

    FYI: It’s incredible. I changed the recipe in the following ways:

    1. I omitted cayenne pepper and went for a more rustic Italian flavor profile by adding lots of fresh thyme and sage. I also used rosemary as a garnish/subtle flavoring by adding two criss-crossed whole sprigs to the top.
    2. I used a blend of (good quality) grana padano + parmesan cheese.
    3. I tripled the recipe and made 2 large galettes. Some recipes don’t work when you double them but this one was absolutely fine.

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