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Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin

Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin is the perfect fall treat! Quick and easy to make, and loaded with tasty and crunchy toppings.  This pizza packs a flavour punch!

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A slice of Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin held towards the camera

Ok, confession time! I bought a ready made pizza base for this recipe and did not puree my own pumpkin! I do tend to make things from scratch, and absolutely have made my own pizza bases, like this one, before, however, sometimes shortcuts are needed!

The condo we are in at the moment has a tiny kitchen, and the thought of making my own pizza dough and carving up a pumpkin this time round just felt like a little bit of a hassle.  BUT, what that does mean, is that this blue cheese pizza is a perfect solution for an easy weeknight meal!

If you do want to make your own pizza dough for this recipe, I highly recommend an amazing post from Marlee at I Just Eat Sandwiches.  How To Make Pizza Dough From Scratch takes you through the process step by step so you can make the tastiest pizza crust!

Top down shot of blue cheese pizza with pumpkin on a wooden chopping board

Blue Cheese Pizza Toppings – it’s not just pumpkin!

The balance of flavour on this pumpkin pizza is banging – if I do say so myself! The saltiness of the blue cheese is balanced out by a sweet honey drizzle. The walnuts compliment the earthy pumpkin puree, which has added garlic, and adds texture.  I also added roasted Brussels sprout leaves for added crunch and freshness.

This blue cheese pizza is vegetarian, but if you are looking for a meaty pizza, you couldn’t go wrong with adding some prosciutto.  I was toying with adding some caramelized onions to the pizza, but I wanted to keep cook time down so you can enjoy this pizza on a weeknight.  It can be really tempting to go overboard on pizza toppings, but sometime simplicity is key!

Top down shot of blue cheese pizza with pumpkin on a cooling rack

How to make Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin

If you are like me, and using a store bought pizza base, this recipe couldn’t be easier.  Roast the garlic and Brussels leaves first, and then just layer up your base with all the toppings and bag it in the oven. EASY PEASY!

A pizza base covered with pumpkin pureeBlue cheese pizza with pumpkin with blue cheese and walnut topping, un cookedA blue cheese pizza with pumpkin before going in the oven

If you are looking for more pumpkin recipes, because it’s that time of year, check out 13 Savoury Pumpkin Recipes or Pumpkin Pie Recipes With A Twist

 

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Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin is the perfect fall treat! Quick and easy to make, and loaded with tasty and crunchy toppings.  This pizza packs a flavour punch!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall, homemade pizza, pumpkin recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 610 kcal
Author: Slow The Cook Down
Ingredients
  • 6 large sprouts
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 0.5 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pizza base
  • 10 fl oz canned pumpkin puree 300 ml
  • 4.5 oz blue cheese 125g
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves 30g
  • 3 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc / 350ºf

  2. Peal the large outer leaves off of the sprouts an place in a small bowl, add the oil with a little salt and pepper and mix the leaves well.  Add to a baking tray, along with the cloves of garlic (leave the skin on the garlic) and place in the oven.

  3. After 10 minutes, the leaves will be crispy - remove form the oven and put the garlic back in for another 10 minutes until the cloves have softened.

  4. Once the garlic is softened, let the cloves cool slightly, then squeeze the garlic out of the skins into the pumpkin puree, add a little salt and pepper and mix well.

  5. Turn the oven up to 220ºc / 430ºf

  6. Spread the pumpkin puree over the pizza base, crumble over the blue cheese and then the walnuts.  Top with the roasted sprout leaves and then drizzle with the honey.

  7. Bake for around 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust is brown.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

I always like serving with fresh arugula (rocket) fro an extra kick of peppery freshness

Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin is the perfect fall treat! Quick and easy to make, and loaded with tasty and crunchy toppings.  This pizza packs a flavour punch! 
Vegetarian | walnuts | brussels sprouts
#pumpkinpizza #pumpkinrecipes #savorypumpkin

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