Sausage and Pumpkin Pizza


Anyone else feel as blue as I do when fall comes around? Something about the end of summer, school starting and the approach of winter gets we all kinds of melancholy every year.

This year I am going to try to battle the “fall blues” by trying to actually enjoy the season. I know, who would have thought???


Naturally, part of enjoying fall is eating all the pumpkin things. I wanted something that isn’t a baked good, and this pizza didn’t disappoint.


I used my favorite pizza dough recipe, and with a short ingredient list this pizza comes together in a snap. Don’t skip the pumpkin seeds on the top, they add the perfect crunch! I know the combo seems a bit different than the pizza you are used to , but trust me this was delicious!


If you are looking for another fun dinner idea using pumpkin try my Pumpkin and Chicken Sausage Pasta. YUM!


Sausage and Pumpkin Pizza


  • One recipe Fast and Easy Pizza Dough
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, browned and drained of grease
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepita)


  • Preheat the oven according to 450 degrees. Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness.
  • Mix together the ricotta cheese, pumpkin puree, the salt, garlic powder and oregano in a bowl.
  • Divide the mixture in half and spread equally on the pizza dough.
  • Spread the sausage, mozzarella cheese and pumpkin seeds evenly on pizza.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted.
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