I love the fall. I love the food, the colours, the ‘new start’ that the school year brings and I love pumpkin. We gorge ourselves for a few months on; pumpkin pies, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cakes…but very few savories using this versatile vegetable.
I think that I’ve come-up with some fun though and I have this month’s Improv cooking challenge to thank for it. Pumpkin Pizza. Why am I posting this now? Well, I got a message this weekend that the Improv Cooking Challenge was not going to happen and in fact ‘Lady Behind the Curtain’ was going to take a hiatus from blogging for awhile. I still wanted to share this fun recipe though and more importantly thank ‘Lady Behind the Curtain’ aka Sheryl for not only being a terrific hostess but a fantastic mentor to this blogger. Hope you come back soon.
We had this for a really easy Saturday lunch but I think that I would happily bring this dish to a potluck as an easy appetizer.
I started off with a cooked pizza shell (I had the dough already but save yourself some time and just use a pre-made one).
I spread on 1/2 cup of fresh, goat’s cheese. Now, the challenge this month was cream cheese but with my dairy-hating body this is what we use as a substitute all of the time.
Top with chunks of roasted pumpkin. I simply halved a small pumpkin, scooped out the guts and roasted it in the skin the day before when I was cooking something else.
Add slices of prosciutto.
Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated mozzarella and lots of coarsely, cracked pepper. Bake until crusty and melted (350 for about 15 minutes).
The Mrs said:
This looks delicious. I love the idea of roasted pumpkin on a pizza. Maybe I'll make it when Mr's away.
Yummy.. This is a first for me Jane, I have to try it sometime.. Looks really yummy.. Thanks for sharing : ))
Dee at Deelicious Sweets said:
This looks fabulous! I'm not "allowed" to use pumpkin, squash or yams in my savory baking. Hubby doesn't like it that way but I'll bet I could sneak this in 🙂
That pizza looks amazing. We put in an outdoor pizza oven last year and this is a really unique recipe. I have to try this one. Thanks so much for stopping by this morning. Hope to see you tonight at the party. This recipe would be awesome for you to link up to the party.
You could totally sneak it in. My husband used to say he hated any sort of squash but now…Our pizza oven is half finished. The big reno this year derailed us a bit but hopefully next year we'll have it rolling. Can't wait.