The first time I made this, there wasn't enough of a tomato taste. So the 2nd time I made the pumpkin-to-tomato sauce ratio 1-to-1. The pumpkin then blended right in, and the tomato sauce shone through. I have since made pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, etc. with pumpkin in the sauce. It's great and it's thanks to this recipe.
EatingWell's Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni pizza gets a healthful makeover with whole-wheat pizza dough and a flavorful tomato sauce that, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree, provides extra beta carotene and fiber. We've topped the pie with low-fat turkey pepperoni, but if you like, use your favorite sliced vegetables instead.
18 Reviews for EatingWell's Pepperoni Pizza
i create my own marinara sauce with onion, garlic and no salt tomato sauce then added in the 1/2 can of pumpkin puree..makes plenty that you can freeze. i also make my 100% whole wheat dough which i only use half so that it becomes a thin crust pizza and then it helps me feel less guilty about doubling up on the low fat mozzarella and turkey pepperoni. comes out great each time
I did 1/2 cup pumpkin and 1 cup tomato and it turned out smooth and yummy. For extra flavor I also added southwestern chipotle flakes and oregano. A tip about the dough: have to people stretch and turn it at the same time. Then add some olive oil to it and knead so that when it is actually rolled out it will not snap back into a small blob.
Over all great recipe but I did change a few things. I used whole wheat pitas because I could not find any whole wheat pizza dough (no time to make any either). I also used 1 can of tomato sauce and 1/2 can of pumpkin puree. I love having the pumpkin in the sauce and none of my kids or my husband new anything was added to my normal pizza sauce. I even added the rest of the pumpkin to my spaghetti sauce with the same luck in no one tasting it. This is definitly going to be in all the pizza sauce I make from now on.
if you like finding recipes that add healthful ingredients to foods that are typically "bad for you" foods then this is a good one. the sauce freezes well. if you usually eat your pizza with xtra chz and six meats then u prob wont like this, but otherwise we enjoyed it. added veggies to topping, also. made it feel like when you order the "everything" pizza.
toppings can be whatever you like...chicken, veggies, etc. if you don;t like turkey pepperoni, DON'T USE IT! jeez. for people who are overweight and trying to eat better some turkey pepperoni beats the sausage and pepperoni pizza from the pizza house up the rd.