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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

How to roast pumpkin recipe

This week is time to celebrate. For the first time since March, I can open the doors and windows of my house without the outside blowing in hot, humid, furnace-like air. In the mornings and late at night, it actually feels like we don’t live in the jungle.

Other reasons to celebrate, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee + Keurig + Eco Brew reusable capsule thingy so that I can use my own coffee.

How to roast pumpkin recipe

That makes my morning!

Despite the weather being manageable in the early morning and late night, it’s still unbearably hot the rest of the time. Which means no carved pumpkins for us South Floridians – the pumpkins MELT in the heat. If we carve it, there’s only a window of about 3 days that the pumpkin can stay outside without looking like a sad jack-o-puddle.

We roast ‘em. It’s a great side dish for the Fall (this will be part of my Thanksgiving dinner!)

How to roast pumpkin recipe

How to roast pumpkin video

How to roast pumpkin recipe


How to roast pumpkin recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

Same technique can be used for butternut squash or any other type of large, hard squash.


1 small pumpkin or 1/4 large pumpkin
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt
ground clove
ground cinnamon
ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar


Heat oven to 400F. Using a large metal spoon, scoop out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin. Save the seeds for roasting. Use a sharp chef's knife to cut slices of pumpkin, about 1-inch thick.

Place pumpkin slices on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and rub on both sides of pumpkin. Season with salt, spices and brown sugar. Roast for 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness of pumpkin slices.

28 Responses to “Roasted Pumpkin Recipe”

  1. I love being able to open the doors in the evenings and mornings! Still too hot during the day. Our puppy loves it too…she is such an AC dog. Her face is in the AC vents when we are in the car. I bought Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice chai tea latte…it’s wonderful I add it to my coffee, had it this morning. I was having fun checking out all their pumpkin things! I like pumpkin roasted like this!

  2. How did you know I was in the mood to roast pumpkins this week? You’re amazing. Love the video!

  3. Jen — 10/18/12 @ 8:04 pm

    I love roasting pumpkins. Homemade pumpkin puree is amazing. I’ll have to try your recipe for roasting wedges. Great video.

  4. Lynne — 10/18/12 @ 9:19 pm

    Ooooh – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee?? That sounds fabuous! I want some!!! (And the roasted pumpkin looks delicious, too!)

  5. Barrie — 10/18/12 @ 9:36 pm

    Never had roasted pumpkin; can’t wait to try it! I LOVE all things pumpkin and pumpkin coffee is my favorite! I’m soooo jealous that you have a Keurig…I so want one! Happy Autumn!!

  6. Jocelyn Pascall — 10/19/12 @ 12:50 am

    Yum. This looks amazing. I also like the sound of that Trader Joe’s coffee!!! I might need to pick some of that up this weekend.

  7. Isa@WeLoveChicken — 10/19/12 @ 5:32 am

    I’ve never tried roasted pumpkin but they look fantastic! Seasoned with cinnamon (I love it), hummm! I can#t wait to try it.

  8. Brian — 10/19/12 @ 12:13 pm

    mmm… wonder if this is good with kabocha pumpkin

  9. Oh yum! I always use kabocha and love the sweetness. This will go on my list to try.

  10. katie — 10/19/12 @ 4:11 pm

    I just bought 2 pie pumpkins… might have to use one of them for roasting now!

  11. Chris — 10/21/12 @ 8:57 am

    I just love this time of year. Sleeping with the windows open and getting to snuggle up tight with a blanket at 3am because the temps dropped so much over night. Listening to all the birds on a quite sunday morning while comfy in sweat pants, wool socks, and sweater. Loving it! These pumpkins fit right into the fall comfort theme.

  12. Chris — 10/21/12 @ 8:58 am

    Just to clarify, I am wearing the wool socks, sweats, etc….not the birds, ha ha.

  13. ZarahDX — 10/21/12 @ 3:51 pm

    I LOVE my Keurig, and the EcoBrew pods (SO MUCH easier to use than the “reuseable” pods that come with the Keurig). I’ve been using them to experiment with coffee combinations, apparently I’ll have to stop by a TJs soon!

  14. Kim in MD — 10/22/12 @ 8:01 am

    Ha! You crack me up, Chris! :-)

  15. Kim in MD — 10/22/12 @ 8:03 am

    ‘Tis the season of the pumpkin! I love roasted veggies, so I know I will love this.

  16. Roasted pumpkin is delightful! I love all kinds of roasted veggies. We have a quick veggie roasting guide that has served me well. http://eating-made-easy.com/2010/01/20/roasted-veggies/

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  18. I love roasting pumpkins. Homemade pumpkin puree is amazing. I’ll have to try your recipe for roasting wedges. Great video.

  19. Mary L Fake — 11/20/12 @ 9:15 am

    I have always baked my pumpkin,makes it so easy to use for pies and pumpkin cookies and breads. i love pumpkin,and the pumpkin spice coffee sounds great. Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

  20. Curt — 1/23/13 @ 6:22 pm

    This looks healthy, easy and so tasty!

  21. Q: When would you remove the skin of the pumpkin?

    • SteamyKitchen — 9/24/13 @ 10:10 am

      The skin just peels off, almost falls off when you serve it. I just serve with skin on, it helps keep the pumpkin together as I serve.

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  26. eileen — 12/23/13 @ 5:42 pm

    Looking for a pumpkin recipe and yours looks perfect and yummy !

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