The perfect tonic for cold autumnal days doesn’t get much better than this fiery pumpkin pizza from @scotspizzaproject. Roast pumpkin blended with chilli is key to the warming qualities of this pizza, cut with salty pepperoni, creamy mozzarella and fresh chili for an extra kick of heat.
Makes 1x 12”/16” pizza
For the pumpkin puree:
1 small pumpkin
2tsp chilli flakes (more if you like more heat) plus extra for garnish
For the pizza:
250/330g classic pizza dough
60g Mozzarella, torn into pieces
40g sliced pepperoni
1 red chilli, deserved and sliced finely
Prepare your pizza dough ahead of time. Our guide to making the perfect Classic Pizza Dough covers everything you need to know.
To make the puree, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and stringy bits. Place halves side down on a baking tray and roast for 30-40 minutes at 200˚C (392˚F) in a preheated conventional oven. Once soft, remove and leave to cool.
Scoop out the flesh from the pumpkin and transfer to a food processor. Add the water, salt, and chilli flakes and blend until smooth.
Using a small amount of flour, dust your Ooni pizza peel. Stretch the pizza dough ball out and lay it out on your pizza peel. With a large spoon or ladle, spread an even layer of the pumpkin puree across the base. Top with mozzarella, sliced pepperoni, and sliced chilli.
Slide the pizza off the peel and into your Ooni pizza oven. Cook for 1-2 minutes, making sure to rotate the pizza regularly to ensure an even cook.
Once cooked, transfer to a cutting board. Garnish with a small sprinkle of chili flakes and serve right away!