Comfort food meets the Autumn season with this pumpkin pizza. This 20 minute pizza is made with pumpkin pizza sauce, fresh sage, cheese, and fresh homemade pizza dough, you know it’s going to be good!

We have oodles of pumpkin recipes just waiting for you to make and enjoy! Try our pumpkin chocolate chip bread, pumpkin steel cut oats, pumpkin rice pudding, and pumpkin energy balls.

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Why This Recipe Works

  • It comes together very quickly. From start to finish you’ll have a hot and ready pumpkin pizza on the table in under 20 minutes and that includes the time of preheating the oven.
  • It’s savory and delicious. This is a great way to enjoy pumpkin flavor without it being in another baked good. Pumpkin is way more versatile than it gets proper credit for.
  • You can use homemade pizza dough or buy it premade from the grocery store and save yourself some prep work, this pumpkin pizza recipe will turn out perfectly either way.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Pizza ingredients in glass bowls on a gray background.
  • Pumpkin puree: You can use homemade pumpkin puree if you have it or simply buy it in the can. Make sure not to confuse it for canned pumpkin pie filling as this is a different product and not one we want for our recipe today.
  • Cheese: You can use Gouda cheese or gruyere cheese, both will taste wonderful with this recipe and give you a nice melted cheese experience with every slice.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F and place a pizza stone in the oven while it’s preheating (if you’re using one).
  2. Melt your two tablespoons of butter in a small skillet on the stove over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted and warmed, add the sage leaves. Fry until the edges are crispy and the leaves are still a bright green. This should be about 2 minutes or so. Transfer the leaves to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
A gray skillet with melted butter and fresh sage leaves in it.
  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. 
A glass bowl with pumpkin puree and spices.
  1. Spread your pizza dough out into a circle that will fit your pizza stone. Generously coat a pizza peel with cornmeal and place the pizza dough on top of the pizza peel.
  2. Spread the pumpkin sauce over the top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle with cheese.
  1. Transfer your pizza dough to the pizza stone and bake for 10-14 minutes. My pizza turned out perfectly baked at about the 12-minute mark. You want the dough to look golden and cooked through.
Shredded gouda cheese sprinkled over a pumpkin pizza on a pizza peel.
  1. Remove the pizza from the oven and garnish it with crispy sage leaves.
  2. Slice and serve!
A baked pumpkin pizza topped with sage leaves on a round pizza stone against a gray background.

Recipe Tips

If you love pumpkin and a lot of sauce on your pizza you can increase the amount of pumpkin puree used to be 1 cup of puree instead of ¾ cups.

You can also use up to 3 cups worth of cheese if you really like cheese (who doesn’t, am I right?) 

Storing

This pumpkin pizza can have its leftovers stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. For best results, I recommend eating it sooner rather than later as it will taste best fresh.

Reheating

Reheat slices of pizza in the microwave for 30 seconds or until heated and the cheese is melty. Or preheat the oven to 300°F and place the pumpkin pizza slices on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until warmed to your liking.

FAQs

What cheeses go well with pumpkin pizza?

Besides Gruyere and Gouda, other cheeses can include Feta and Mozzarella depending on what you like and have on hand. Fontina and Parmesan also taste well with savory pumpkin flavors.

How to cook pizza if I don’t have a pizza stone?

If you do not have a pizza stone simply sprinkle a bit of cornmeal on top of a pizza baking sheet and bake as directed. You do not need to preheat the baking sheet.

Can I make pizza in advance?

If you want to, you can make homemade pizza dough up to 3 days in advance by keeping it in an airtight container in the fridge. Then use it when you’re ready to cook. You can also have the sauce prepared in the same manner. Then when ready to eat, simply preheat the oven, assemble and bake. I do not recommend pre-cooking the sage as you’ll want it nice and crispy.

Pumpkin Pizza on a gray background.

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Pumpkin Pizza

This delicious pumpkin pizza is made with simple ingredients: pumpkin puree, nutmeg, salt & pepper, and cheese! This is a fast meal that's perfect for fall!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Servings: 8 slices

Ingredients
 

  • 15 oz pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups gouda cheese - freshly grated (or gruyere cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 fresh sage leaves - more or less to your liking

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 475°F. If using a pizza stone, place the pizza stone in the oven to heat while oven is preheating.
  • Melt the 2 T butter in a small skillet over medium low heat. Once melted and butter is warm add the sage leaves. Fry until edges are crispy but the leaves are still bright green. About 2 minutes or so. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt. 
  • Spread the dough into a circle that will fit the size of the pizza stone. Generously coat a pizza peel with corn meal and place the pizza dough on top of the pizza peel.
  • Mix the pumpkin puree, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread the pumpkin sauce over the pizza dough. Sprinkle with the cheese over top. 
  • Transfer the pizza dough to the pizza stone and bake for 10-14 minutes (mine baked for 12 minutes) or until pizza crust is golden and cooked through. 
  • Remove from oven and garnish with the crispy sage leaves. Slice and serve.

Notes

Pizza dough: You can use store bought to simplify your life, or homemade pizza dough
Pumpkin Puree: Can use canned or homemade pumpkin puree. If you are one who likes a lot of pizza sauce, use 1 cup of pumpkin puree rather than 3/4 cup. 
Sage leaves: optional, but adds a nice flavor to the pizza. 
Cheese: If you love a cheesy pizza, plan for more cheese, I’d say about 2 1/2-3 cups worth. You can use Gouda cheese (I purchased a softer gouda variety so that it’ll melt seamlessly) or gruyere cheese. Both pair well with pumpkin.
Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days. 
This pizza makes roughly a 14″-16″ inch pizza. 

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal (19%)Carbohydrates: 29g (10%)Protein: 19g (38%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 13g (65%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mg (25%)Sodium: 968mg (40%)Potassium: 121mg (3%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 3996IU (80%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 422mg (42%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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