I had wanted to make some recipes for the blog with fresh pumpkin and also savory recipes. Everyone loves pumpkin season but most recipes are all about the cinnamon and nutmeg and not the actual pumpkin. I wanted to highlight pumpkin because it is pretty awesome without all the sugar and spice and everything nice (I know, that was cheesy.)
Roasted pumpkin is very similar to butternut squash in taste and texture. Obviously, they are in the same family of squash so that makes sense. I decided to use a sugar pumpkin for this recipe but you may also find it under pie pumpkin and that should work too.
This recipe is super simple and a perfect seasonal side dish. I love the flavor of fresh and dried herbs with the pumpkin. We have been enjoying it on some massaged kale salads and I will post the recipe for that soon!
- 3 – 3.5lb Sugar Pumpkin, rind and seeds removed
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
- ½ tsp granulated garlic
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 425 and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the rind of the pumpkin and scoop out the pulp and seeds. You can reserve the seeds for roasting if you wish.
- Chop the pumpkin in to bite size pieces and toss with the olive oil and other seasonings.
- Roast for approximately 30 or until pumpkin is soft and carmelized.
- Serving Size: 4