Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

This Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza is the perfect veggie packed family meal! The pumpkin crust is gluten free, sweet, and goes with any toppings!

Brace yourself. Something amazing is about to be presented to you. It involves pumpkin. And, it involves pizza. And, you may be thinking…

Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

“What, did you just lay chunks of pumpkin on top of your pizza?” And my answer is no. But, that is a really awesome idea and definitely worth trying. I’m so happy I just thought of it. What did I do? I created the most fun fall-inspired pizza crust in all the land. 

It has pumpkin puree in it and it makes me way too happy. The pumpkin gives it a really sweet base layer that plays off the toppings whether you go for savory, or play up the sweetness like I did with the bbq sauce. 

Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

I’m topping my pizza off with some BBQ sauce, some red onions (a lot. a lot of red onions), some toasty, cheesy, bubbly goodness, and some kale for good measure. If you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal, if you’re looking to spruce up Friday pizza night, if you just want a dinner that is fun and festive, then this pumpkin crust pizza is for you. 

Pus, who has even heard of a pumpkin crust? As far as veggie crusts go, you have your cauliflower crust, I saw some zucchini crusts pop up this summer, and more recently some sweet potato crusts which I’m dying to try. But pumpkin crust is next level amazingness. You need this in your life.

So let’s make a deliciously yummy Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza!!

Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and egg. Add the almond flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt. Whisk again until combined. 

Line a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the parchment paper and use your hands to spread it out into a circle, about 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. I found it easiest to use damp hands to spread it out and form the edges. Bake for 25 minutes. 

Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

After the 25 minutes, spread the BBQ sauce out on the crust. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped onions and bake again for another 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and has toasty bubbles. 

Allow the pizza to sit on the pan for about 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the baby kale and cut into it. 

Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

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Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut

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This Pumpkin Crust Vegetarian BBQ Pizza is the perfect veggie packed family meal! The pumpkin crust is gluten free, sweet, and goes with any toppings!


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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, coarsely diced
  • 1/2 cup baby kale

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and egg.
  3. Add the almond flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt.
  4. Whisk again until combined. 
  5. Line a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Transfer the dough to the parchment paper and use your hands to spread it out into a circle, about 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. I found it easiest to use damp hands to spread it out and form the edges.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. 
  8. After the 25 minutes, spread the BBQ sauce out on the crust.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped onions and bake again for another 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and has toasty bubbles. 
  10. Allow the pizza to sit on the pan for about 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the baby kale and cut it into 6 slices. 

Enjoy!! xo

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