A Pizza That Looks and Tastes Like a Pumpkin

See how Jeff Mauro creates a too-cute pizza that both looks and tastes like a pumpkin.

Jeff Mauro's White Pumpkin Pizza is displayed as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 11.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You've seen the Halloween treats that look like pumpkins, like this cheese ball and this soup. And you've surely seen the recipes that taste like pumpkin, like this pasta and these spice buns. But it's rare that a recipe will be both: served in a cute pumpkin package, with all of the warm spice you know and love in a typical pumpkin treat. That's where this next-level recipe from Jeff Mauro comes in. On this morning's all-new episode of The Kitchen, he introduced a too-cute pizza that tasted just as impressive as it looked, in all its pumpkin glory. Read on below to learn how he did it and get the family-friendly recipe.

Jeff's Pumpkin-Crust Halloween Pizza (pictured above) gets its fall flavor from — you guessed it — the crust. When mixing up his yeast dough, Jeff adds a hefty dollop of pumpkin puree, which lends a subtle orange tint to the crust and also a mild flavor. As for the toppings, cheese lovers, this one is for you. His decadent combo of ricotta and mozzarella delivers ooey-gooey results, while the butternut squash pieces and basil garnish are used to create a full pumpkin effect (and boost the taste) right on top of the savory pie.

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