Pumpkin flatbreads – Piadina alla zucca

Flatbreads with pumpkin with ham and rocket

Pumpkin flatbreads – Piadina alla zucca

By 05/10/2020

Autumn is here and with it pumpkin too! Like every year I have been using pumpkin quite a lot in my cooking. Pumpkin risotto will always be my favourite, so creamy and so silky.

Flatbreads are always nice, especially if they are homemade. This time I tried adding a little mashed pumpkin to the flour and it was interesting, I loved their golden colour but also their taste.

Add your own favourite topping: I had mine with Italian prosciutto crudo and rocket (arugola) and of course a little glass of red wine. I felt so much better afterwards.. a little bit of (good!) food always helps, especially if it is healthy too.

This is a tasty and quick snack. Today the children will have a surprise when they come back from school.. a nice "merenda" (snack) is waiting for them.

This recipe makes 4 flatbreads.

If you like pumpkin you must try my mum's pumpkin cake with raisins, it is fabulous!

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 8 minutes
  • Yield : 4



In a bowl using a fork, mash the pumpkin. Add the flour, the salt, the oil and the water. Mix well. Sprinkle some flour on your worktop, then place the mixture on it. Using your hands make a ball.

Flatbreads with pumpkin

You might need to add a little extra flour or water in order to make a smooth ball. If it feels sticky, place it in the fridge wrapped in cling film for 30 minutes. Sprinkle your worktop with flour. Using a rolling pin make 4 flatbreads. Heat up a pan or a griddle pan until it is piping hot.

Cook the flatbreads on both sides until they have a slightly "chargrilled" look.


They should only take a couple of minutes each to cook. 

Now just place your favourite topping on them: cheese, ham, salami..anything your fancy and of course, a nice glass of wine will go perfectly with them.


Flabreads with pumpkin and ham

Flatbreads with pumpkin ham & rocket

Flatbreads with pumpkin ham and rocket

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13 Responses to Pumpkin flatbreads – Piadina alla zucca

  1. angiesrecipes

    I totally love the idea of adding pumpkin in the dough, which gives them such a beautiful golden Fall colour, and of course flavour.

    • Alida

      I love it in bread! I will be making more pumpkin bread today with raisins inside.

  2. ChefMimi

    Perfection! When I was raising my girls I would stick pumpkin into just about everything, just for the health aspect. If pumpkin was green it wouldn’t have worked nearly as well! I love your flatbreads. And they’re so pretty.

    • Alida

      Thank you Mimi. I do as well as it seems to go well with almost anything! And it has such a lovely flavour.

  3. Alene

    I wonder if chickpea flour would work. I have to be gluten free. Thanks!

    • Alida

      I think the consistency will be different but it should work. I made flatbreads and crepes with gram flour before.

  4. Ron

    Alida, your pumpkin flatbread with prosciutto and rocket is jumping out of your fantastic image and into my stomach.
    What a great idea and so fallish. I love flatbreads and make them often, but I’ve never thought of marring pumpkin with them. Thanks for the inspiration…

    • Alida

      Thank you Ron. I would add pumpkin everywhere. It is so delicious.

  5. 2pots2cook

    Love piadina but never thought of pumpkin twist ! Beautiful idea Alida ! Pinning and sharing !!!!!!

  6. Bocconcino

    This month was all about the Pumpkins , tomorrow is halloween so i need to cook some piadina. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Balvinder

    Brilliant idea to use pumpkin in flatbread! I can not wait to try this.

  8. Bocco

    Is this like a “pita” or something similar?! In romanian it is called “lipie”. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Alida

      Hello Bocco: yes it is like a pitta or very similar to it: in Italian it is known as piadina.

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