Delicious Pumpkin Pizza Recipe
Did you know that pizza dough can also include potato, pumpkin, or any other vegetable? In this way, it acquires a different flavor, which allows us to enjoy much tastier and more original pizzas while being healthy.
On this occasion, we want to show you a simple pumpkin pizza dough recipe. Do you dare to try it? With this recipe, you can also take advantage of the pumpkin puree that was leftover from the day before. Likewise, by incorporating this ingredient into the dough, you get the little ones to eat this food so beneficial for their body, without hardly realizing it. Read on and discover in an easy and fast way how to make pumpkin pizza.
Ingredients to make Pumpkin Pizza Recipe
- 200 grams of pumpkin puree
- 400 grams of flour 000 or strength
- 20 grams of fresh baker’s yeast
- 10 grams of salt
- 1 pinch of sugar (white or brown)
For the filling:
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 bunch of aromatic herbs (thyme, basil, rosemary, and oregano)
- 3 tomatoes
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How to make Pumpkin Pizza Recipe
Prepare the pumpkin puree by cooking the boiled or baked fruit as you like! In any case, we recommend chopping the pumpkin so that it cooks faster. Baked will take about 30 minutes while boiled well chopped. The time is reduced to 20 minutes. If you cook the boiled pumpkin, you will need less liquid to make the pizza dough.
Mix the yeast with the sugar, a tablespoon of flour, and warm water. The amount of water should be enough to completely cover the mixture. Aside, mix the remaining flour with the salt. To make pumpkin pizza, the ideal is to use 000 flour, known in some countries as force flour, but if you don’t get it, you can use another “looser” flour, such as pastry flour, although you should know that the final result will vary a bit.
Form a crown with the flour and pour the dissolved yeast, oil, and pumpkin puree into the center. Knead until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough. If you consider it necessary, you can add water, always slowly so as not to overdo it. Shape into a ball, cover it with a clean cloth, and let it sit until it doubles in volume, about 1 hour.
You can also make your pumpkin pizza without flour using whole wheat flour, with or without gluten. Likewise, you can use oatmeal, which you can easily make at home by following this video, to obtain a healthier and lighter pumpkin and oatmeal pizza.
When the dough has increased in size, you can divide it into several pieces to make more than one pizza. For example, you can make pumpkin pizzas, which are smaller pizzas, by dividing the dough into 4-5 pieces. If, on the other hand, you prefer a larger pumpkin pizza, divide it by just 2.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin or with your own hands, preferably having sprinkled flour on the work table, your fingers, or the rolling pin. Place the dough on the baking sheet, cover it and let it rest again for a few minutes.
While the pumpkin pizza dough is resting a second time, prepare the ingredients that you will use for the filling. To do this, you can make your tomato sauce! Chop the onion and sauté it in a frying pan with a drizzle of hot oil.
When the onion is transparent, add the chopped tomatoes. Lower the heat so that the tomato releases all its juices and integrates with the onion.
To peel the tomatoes easily, make a cross at the base and leave them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Then let it cool and you will see that the skin comes out perfectly.
When you have the sauce ready, the dough will have rested enough. You can stretch it out a bit more with your fingers before spreading the tomato sauce over the entire base. Then, add the ingredients that you like the most, such as mushrooms, peppers, aromatic herbs …, and mozzarella cheese! Bake the pumpkin pizza for 10-15 minutes at 180ºC and ready to eat.
More fillings for pumpkin pizza
We have chosen something as simple as a homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, but the truth is that this pumpkin pizza dough is perfect to combine with an infinite number of ingredients. For example, you can make a white sauce with broccoli and add it to the pizza, add cauliflower, mushrooms, goat cheese instead of mozzarella, black olives, zucchini cut into thin slices, corn kernels … whatever you like!