How to make the Roasted Pumpkin

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How to make the Roasted Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin is a very tasty autumn side dish! A quick and easy recipe that will only take you 10 minutes of time!! How to cook pumpkin? Simply cut it into slices or cubes, season to taste and finally bake in the oven!

Cooking pumpkin does not require ingredients or preparations, the only precaution is that of cooking and using aromatic herbs to make it fragrant.

Furthermore, pumpkin is a very versatile vegetable in the kitchen and one of its main characteristics is that it is low in calories and is ideal for a light meal.

Soft to the bite, rich in flavor, excellent plain or enriched with aromatic herbs.

Roasted Pumpkin: basis for many recipes

This side dish is one of those recipes with pumpkin to always keep in your cookbook, it is excellent not only to combine with main courses of all kinds but also simply to be enjoyed on bread!

Roasted Pumpkin is also an excellent base for preparing many savory and sweet dishes: such as velvety soup, soups, stuffed risotto for lasagne or parmigiana, focaccia, lasagne, and savory pies … in this regard, with this very recipe, I made a delicious pumpkin savory pie that I recommend you try if like me you are a lover of this vegetable.

 For the recipe you can choose the type of squash you prefer: yellow squash, valance squash, or delicate squash; you can prepare it without or with all the peel!

Actually, I tell you, it will be very easy to peel it from cooking! In this case, after having cut it into thin slices, I decided to season it with oil, salt, and rosemary, but you can choose the spices you prefer or leave it natural if you need it as a basis for a recipe with pumpkin.

A few minutes in the oven, depending on the thickness with which you cut it and the Roasted Pumpkin is ready to be enjoyed: the result will win you over with its tender but at the same time fleshy consistency, as well as with its sweet taste.

If you love pumpkin like me, try also:

chickpea and pumpkin soup

pumpkin and speck risotto

Giorgia’s risotto

Carrot and pumpkin soup

But now let’s see how to prepare the Roasted Pumpkin … Mamma mia che buono!

Try it soon! I’m sure that when you taste it, you will fall in love with it at first taste and you will continue to prepare it with different spices, throughout the winter, until the pumpkin is no longer in season! Let it bet?

Roasted Pumpkin
Roasted Pumpkin

Recipe Difficulty Level: easy

Ingredients:

  • 600 g (21 oz) of pumpkin
  • 1 small bunch of rosemary (alternatively, could use thyme)
  • 2/3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Method:

Clean and peel the pumpkin. Cut in thin slices.

Locate the slices in a baking tray covered with baking paper.

Add oil, salt, black pepper, rosemary, or thyme, and the clove, and mix. Locate the slices next to each other in the tray.

Cook in preheat oven at 180 C (360° F) for about 30 minutes (until the pumpkin becomes soft).

Enjoy! Buon appetito!

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