Roast Pumpkin


This roast pumpkin has a subtle spicy flavour and is a perfect autumnal side dish. It's delicious with a hearty stew and mashed potatoes.

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Roast pumpkin

Roasting is a delicious way to prepare pumpkin. Perfect as a side dish, or as part of a salad.

Pumpkin is a quintessential autumn vegetable and comes in many shapes, sizes and colours. For roasting, opt for bottle gourd or red kuri squash, as you don't need to peel them.

This roasted pumpkin recipe has a subtle smoky flavour due to the inclusion of smoked paprika. If you're using sweet paprika, you can add a little chilli powder or cayenne pepper to ensure the dish still has a bit of spice.

Veronique van Ohmydish

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Published at 2023-11-29, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 28-12-2023

30 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Roast pumpkin


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  • 1 small pumpkin or squash
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika (hot)
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • spoon
  • optional: vegetable peeler
  • oven
  • baking tray

Roast Pumpkin

30 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparing the roast pumpkin – 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Peel the pumpkin, if desired. With some varieties (bottle gourd, for example) this is not absolutely necessary. Remove the pumpkin seeds and cut the pumpkin into slices, but not too thick.

Roast pumpkin
Roast pumpkin

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika over the pumpkin and lay the slices on a baking tray.

Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Roast the pumpkin in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, the exact time depends on your oven and the thickness of the pumpkin slices. Enjoy your meal!

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Roast Pumpkin: frequently asked questions

Which varieties of pumpkin can you roast?

You can basically roast any kind of pumpkin and squash, such as a bottle gourd or red kuri squash.

Which spices go well with roast pumpkin?

Garlic, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, thyme, rosemary and many more, go well with roasted pumpkin.