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Vegetarian Pumpkin Pizza

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Vegetarian Pumpkin Pizza
Recipe and photo by World Champion Pizza Maker, Theo Kalogeracos
Pumpkin pizza! Chunks of roasted pumpkin brushed with pesto on top of a creamy white sauce and topped with lots of cheese and crushed cashews. This is a truly gourmet vegetarian pumpkin dish for a fall entree.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups roasted pumpkin, cubed
  • 1 tsp basil pesto
  • 3/4 cup prepared pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp cashews, roasted, salted and crushed
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp white cream sauce
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp extra cashews, chopped
  • 2 tsp extra Parmesan cheese, grated

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Gently toss roasted pumpkin with basil pesto to lightly coat evenly. Set aside. Roll out pizza dough and spread evenly with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Add crushed cashews and cubes of pumpkin. Drizzle with white cream sauce.

Scatter crumbled goat cheese and grated Parmesan evenly over the surface.

Cook pizza for seven to 10 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the oven and cut into slices.

Garnish with fresh parsley, extra cashews and Parmesan cheese before serving.

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