Savory Pumpkin Pizza: A Fun, Delish Version of Pumpkin “Pie”

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Pumpkin pie is all the rage in the Fall. But have you ever had a pumpkin pizza pie? If you haven’t, then you’ll definitely want to give this Savory Pumpkin Pizza recipe a try. Full of flavors like garlic and spice from cayenne, you’re sure to “Fall” in love with this pizza like I did!


Pumpkin pizza may sound like a crazy idea, but I promise you that it is delicious. When I first told my husband about my new recipe, he pretty much said “Yuck.” After I made it, told him what was in it and stuck a bite in his face, he gave it a try. Much to his surprise he actually liked it!

So what’s in my pumpkin pizza recipe? The ingredients are actually pretty simple. First, there’s the dough. While I love homemade pizza dough, I wanted something a little bit quicker for this recipe. I went with the always-easy Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough. It works perfectly in this recipe, and is just the right amount for two personal-size pizzas.

The other ingredients are pretty simple, too. Obviously you’ll need pumpkin puree for your sauce. The other sauce ingredients include olive oil, water, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and garlic. After that, the cheese and toppings are up to you! For my pizza I used mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, red onion, green peppers and tomatoes.

Pumpkin Pizza ingredients

Beautiful and Delicious

The colors AND flavors of this pumpkin pizza are both beautiful and delicious. One thing I love about fresh ingredients is the vibrancy that they can bring to a dish. Fall is a colorful season, so there’s no reason why this pizza shouldn’t be colorful, too.

To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Separate the Pillsbury Pizza Crust into two equal parts. If you want to change it up a bit, you could leave the crust whole. But for this recipe I’ll have directions to make two personal-sized pizzas. Once the crust is separated into two, grab your pans. I used two 8in pizza pans. Spray them with cooking spray if needed and place the dough in the pan. Shape it to the size of the pan.

Now it’s time to make the sauce. I didn’t want the sauce to be sweet, so I went the savory route. In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, olive oil and water. Once that’s blended well, mix in the dash of cayenne pepper (or more if you’d like), salt, pepper and garlic powder. At this point your oven should be preheated. Put your two pans of crust in the oven to allow them to prebake for five minutes. You can use this time to dice up your toppings.

Once the prebake is done, it’s time to put some toppings on that pizza! Start by spreading the sauce evenly on both pies. Next, add your cheese. Place those beautifully colored toppings on top of the cheese and then, if you’re like me, sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Finish off the pizza with a bit of oregano, and there you have it! It’s time to bake.

It’s time to bake!

Enjoy Your Work

After the pizza has baked in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, it’s time to enjoy your hard work. Take the pizza out of the oven, slice it up and eat away! It pairs really well with a hard cider (or non-alcoholic cider if you don’t drink alcohol).

Save this recipe because you’ll want to use it again and again! I would love to hear about what toppings you used other than the ones I suggested. Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to find me on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!


Savory Pumpkin Pizza

Need a change from all things pumpkin spice, but still want pumpkin flavors? Check out this pumpkin pizza recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2 personal pizzas


  • 2 pizza pans 8in



  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp water
  • Dash cayenne pepper or more if you want it a bit spicier
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Crust and Toppings

  • 1 can refrigerated Pillsbury Pizza Crust split in half
  • 2/3 cup low-moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese heaping
  • 2 tbsp green peppers diced
  • 2 slices red onion thin, cut into quarters
  • 3 grape tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp oregano optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Spray the two 8in pizza pans with cooking spray. Open the refrigerated pizza crust and divide it in half. Place each half in a pizza pan and shape to the size of the pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, olive oil and water. Then add the cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix together and set aside.
  • Once the oven has reached 400° place the crusts in the oven and allow them to prebake for 5 minutes. During this time, prepare your toppings if needed.
  • Once the crust has prebaked for 5 minutes, remove it from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before spreading the pumpkin pizza sauce on each pizza. It shouldn't be super thick, just enough to cover each pizza crust.
  • Spread the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over each pizza. Then add your toppings. If you'd like, sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Dust lightly with oregano before putting the pizzas in the oven.
  • Allow the pizzas to cook for 10-12 minutes before removing them from the oven. Once they are done, remove them and let them cool for a few minutes before cutting.
  • Slice the pizza, sit down and enjoy!


  1. You may use whatever toppings you’d like! Other toppings I’d suggest would be bacon crumbles, sausage, or spinach. It really can be just about anything you would put on “normal” pizza.

Rating: 1 out of 5.