5 Ingredient Pumpkin and Gouda Pizza

5 ingredient pumpkin and gouda pizza with caramelized onions and garlic makes for the ultimate fall pizza. A base of creamy pumpkin set off by gooey gouda cheese and loads of aromatics, this cozy fall pie is worth ditching takeout for.
CourseEntree, Vegetarian
CuisineAmerican, Italian
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 16 oz. fresh pizza dough*
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 5 oz. freshly grated gouda cheese about 1 1/4 cups
  • Optional: fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley crushed red pepper flakes


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and salt; cook 5 minutes.
  • Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 450°F. (Do not remove pizza stone while oven preheats.)
  • Roll out dough on a large piece of parchment paper; pierce well with a fork. Spread pumpkin puree evenly over dough, leaving about 1/2 inch at border. Scatter onion and garlic mixture evenly over pumpkin; sprinkle cheese evenly overtop.
  • Place dough (on paper) on preheated stone; bake at 450°F for 12 to 13 minutes, or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. If desired, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and crushed red pepper flakes.


I tried this with multiple store-bought pizza doughs, and Whole Foods dough produced the best results.