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Zucca Pizza

  • Serves: Makes one pizza
  • Preparation: 15
  • Cooking: 45
  • Ready: 60

From plant-based pizzeria Purezza, this Zucca Pizza features a unique butternut squash sauce and a selection of tasty toppings.


  • 1 pizza base (Purezza make their own)
  • half a butternut squash
  • a handful of fresh baby spinach
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch fresh oregano
  • 5 Sicilian sundried tomatoes
  • sprinkle of Italian, organic pine nuts
  • sprinkle of organic pumpkin seeds
  • a few pieces Italian fresh radicchio rosso
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar


Peel and cube the butternut squash then roast in the oven at 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7 for approx. 30-40 minutes.

Meanwhile, sprinkle the brown sugar over the chopped onions in a separate dish and cook in the oven until golden (approx. 15 minutes).

Once cooked, blend the butternut squash with a cup of still water. Add a drizzle of authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of Himalayan pink unrefined salt.

Add the butternut squash sauce to the pizza base with a handful of fresh baby spinach, a drizzle of authentic Italian extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of fresh oregano. Add the caramelised onions.

Put the pizza in the oven and cook for approximately 2 minutes at 500°C/900°F (or as close as possible). Cook for longer if at a lower heat.

Finish with fresh leaves of radicchio rosso, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Purezza

Purezza is a new 100% plant-based pizzeria, based in Brighton, which serves a wide selection of stone-baked pizzas with a twist. They offer a classic menu with favourites such as the Hawaiana and the Pepperoni, and a special menu which includes a four cheese pizza – the Quattro Formaggi – made with soy, coconut, almond and cashew cheeses. They also offer croissants, sandwiches, salads, coffee made with plant-based milks, and desserts including strudels and brownies.

Get 10% off pizzas and salads on Mondays by saying ‘Meat Free Monday’ when you place your order.

Facebook: Purezza
Twitter: @PurezzaUK
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