Give Italian calzone a Halloween makeover with these adorably spooky ‘pumpkin’ pizzas, bursting with prosciutto and parmesan. They’re mini, so make a great bite-sized treat for your Halloween party buffet. I used to hate pumpkin and think what are they for? But now I don’t think there is anything that cannot be made out of a pumpkin whether it’s a delicious pie, cheesecake, or even a pizza. All you need is a handful of classic ingredients and you can make these yummy pizzas in just 60 minutes.
Learn about the Ingredients used in detail.
Also known as ham in Italian.
Prosciutto has a much bolder flavor that’s part tangy, part smoky, and part salty.
It is used in stuffings for other meats like veal, as wrap-around vegetables and fruits, in a filled bread, or as a pizza topping. Since it cannot be consumed daily due to high cholesterol and sodium level but they have some good nutrients if consumed occasionally. It supplies Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and B12.
● Parmesan cheese
Best served grated on pizza, pasta, pastry puff, or as an appetizer. It is a famous cheese for snacking on its own. It enhances the flavor in melted dishes such as sauce recipes and soups.
Also known as Arugula.
You can top the pizza with it, make pesto or hummus, and add it to pasta, stews, and soups. It has a peppery flavor that adds so much flavor to a dish. These leafy greens are rich in chlorophyll, amino acids, and vitamins B, C, E, and K. They also contain lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin.
● Pumpkin seeds
I never thought even the seeds of the pumpkin I used to hate are so beneficial and good.
They are flavorful, nutritious, easy to digest, and used as topping on pizza, sprinkled on soups, salads, or as an ingredient for bread and cakes.
Like nuts, pumpkin seeds are rich in protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain a good variety of antioxidants and nutrients like zinc, calcium, iron, B2, folate, and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.