Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza

Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza

fried pumpkin beef pizza

The Weird and Wild Halloween Edition Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza is about as close to a Pumpkin Spice Latte as Papa Za is gonna get. Pumpkin two ways, a pumpkin cream sauce with pumpkin spices topped with deep fried pumpkin slices.  Frying the pumpkin helps retain the structure and makes sure you get a little something extra with a classic deep fried batter.

But Pumpkin isn’t the only thing out for Halloween this year, we got some savory roast beef to smother on this pizza laying on a bed of melted mozzarella cheese…..and don’t forget the pumpkin. Layers of spiced pumpkin and beef bring a taste of Halloween and the Fall, maybe Papa Za will get that Pumpkin Spiced Latte after all.

Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza
Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza



Roast Beef

Fried Pumpkin

Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Fried Pumpkin and Beef Pizza

WEIRD pizza ideas made with WILD yeast from all-natural sourdough starter.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Pumpkin Spice
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 355kcal
Cost: $5-10





  • cups Roast Beef instructions below
  • 1 cup Fried Pumpkin instructions below
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese grated


  • 1 cup Pumpkin Cream Sauce instructions below


  • 2 cups Sourdough Starter active
  • 1 cup Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Roast Beef

  • 1 lb Beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Fried Pumpkin

  • 1 cup Pumpkin Flesh cubed and sliced thinly
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon ground
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg ground
  • ¼ tsp Cloves ground
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper ground
  • Oil for frying

Pumpkin Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup Pumpkin Flesh cooked and mashed
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 head of Garlic roasted
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper ground
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon ground
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg ground


Roast Beef

  • Quarter beef and onion, and peel garlic. Add beef, onion, garlic, bay leaves, beef broth, salt and pepper to Instapot and cook on "pressure cook" setting, for 1 hour.
  • Remove beef from Instapot and shred, set aside.

Fried Pumpkin

  • Break down the Pumpkin.
    Slice a thin piece of pumpkin off of its side and use that side as the base for stability, remove the stem from the pumpkin.
    Half it, quarter it, then clean out all the seeds and insides, scraping off all of the stringy pumpkin bits, and removing any remaining bits of stem.
    Take one of the quarter pieces of pumpkin and cut into 3 strips, then cut 2 inch pumpkin chunks and remove the skin of the pumpkin.
    Slice chunks thinly into ⅛ inch thick pieces, discarding any stringy pumpkin slices.
  • In a large bowl, add egg, water, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cayenne, salt and pepper, mix well.
    Add pumpkin slices, mix well, making sure to coat all of the pieces.
    Add oil to large wok or pan and heat to medium. When oil is hot, add pumpkin slices one at a time and do not overcrowd.
    Flipping and stirring frequently, cook 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
    Remove fried pumpkin slices with a metal slotted spoon, or metal tongs and drain on paper towel.

Pumpkin Cream Sauce

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Slice the top of the garlic off, add oil and salt. Salt the flesh side of one pumpkin quarter. Roast garlic, uncovered and pumpkin quarter, with the skin side up for 45 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Remove pumpkin and garlic from the oven and let cool for 1 hour.
  • Remove skin from pumpkin and squeeze out the garlic, and chop.
  • In large pot, melt butter on medium heat, add pumpkin and mash until smooth. Add garlic, cream, paprika, chile powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper, mix well.
    Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, reduce heat to low and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until desired thickness.


  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees with baking steel or pizza stone inside the oven for 1 hour.
  • Make your dough by mixing the sourdough starter, flour and salt together (adding a bit of flour at a time until it takes shape but is still a little sticky) and knead the dough for about 30 seconds.
  • Place the dough in lightly floured bowl and cover with a towel, set aside for 1 hour.
  • Flour surface and roll out the dough. Put a floured pizza peel under the dough.
  • Grate mozzarella cheese.
  • Add sauce, cheese, and toppings. Pat down the toppings before putting pizza into the oven.
  • Bake pizza in the oven at 550 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.



Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg
Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza
Fried Pumpkin Beef Pizza

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