Pumpkin Pizza: the tasty pizza recipe to enjoy in fall

Total time: 2H
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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for the dough
500 g (4 cups)
Warm water
300 ml (1 1/4 cups)
Dry yeast
4 g (1 tsp)
20 g (2 tbsp)
Olive oil
20 g (3 tbsp)
4 g (1 tsp)
for the topping
500 g (3 1/2 cups)
300 g (1 1/2 cups)
White wine
50 ml (1/5 cup)
30 g (3 tbsp)
Olive oil
150 g (1 cup)
4 g (1 tsp)

This is an easy homemade pizza recipe that you can make in the fall. At this time of year, we love all things pumpkin, so why not add it to one of our favorite weekend foods? For this pumpkin pizza, you’ll need a few pantry staples to make dough. Then you’ll add a topping of sausage meat, pumpkin, cheese and you will bake the pizza until golden.

It’s also easy to customize this recipe by adding other ingredients. Serve the homemade pumpkin pizza with a pizza sauce and side salad, and you have a tasty, satisfying weekend dinner. It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser!


Pumpkin Pizza Ingredients

For the dough: To make the dough you will need flour, warm water, dry yeast, sugar, olive oil, and salt. Use durum wheat flour for best results. If you are short on time, you can use store-bought pizza dough.

The topping is made with pumpkin, sausage meat, white wine, onion and cheese. You can use pork, beef, or even turkey sausage.

Cheese: use cheddar or mozzarella.

How To Make Pumpkin Pizza

To make the homemade pumpkin pizza, you must first prepare the dough. Mix the warm water and yeast and allow it to sit for a while. The optimum temperature for the yeast is between 110°F and 115°F. Once the yeast is ‘foamy’, mix it with salt, olive oil, and flour. Knead the dough and allow to rest for an hour.

To make the topping, sauté the onions until translucent. Then add the sausage meat and pumpkin. You will need to cook the mixture until the pumpkin softens.

Once the dough has risen for an hour, roll it out, cover with olive oil, and prebake. Add the topping and cheese, and bake until the cheese has melted.

Top Tips

If you’re in a hurry, you can use either store-bought pizza dough or prebaked pizza crust.

You want the oven temperature to be at hot as possible. This will usually be between 200°C and 220°C.

If you want a more intense flavor, roast the pumpkin instead of sautéing it. If you don’t have fresh pumpkin, you can use canned pumpkin and cook until the excess moisture has evaporated.

Feel free to add other veggies like red peppers, corn, or even green beans.

Pumpkin Pizza Topping Ideas

Make it vegan by omitting the sausage meat, and using sauteed mushrooms instead. You can also add sauteed apple to the pumpkin for added sweetness.

Cheese: use different cheeses like Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gruyère, Feta cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

How To Store Homemade Pizza

Leftover pizza can be stored in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 4 days. Reheat the pizza in the oven to retain crispiness. If you heat it in the microwave, it will lose its crispiness.

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For the dough: In a bowl pour warm water, add sugar and yeast. Leave it for a few minutes.

Add salt, oil and flour. Knead it well.

Let it rest for about an hour.

For the topping: Saute onions in a pan with a bit of oil until translucent. Add the beef and cook until no longer pink.

Add the white wine, pumpkin, and salt and cook until the pumpkin softens.

Spread the dough and place it onto a pan. Grease with oil and allow to stand for 20 min.

Bake the dough at 180°C for 20 minutes.

Pour the pumpkin topping onto the baked base.

Add the cheese and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.


This homemade pumpkin pizza is a great way to get in more veggies!

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