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the easiest way to roast a pumpkin
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How to Roast a Pumpkin

This is my how-to on the easiest way to roast a pumpkin! You will be able to make several recipes out of the pumpkin depending on the size of the pumpkin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin, Roasted
Servings: 5
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $5


  • Butcher knife
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheet
  • Spoon



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut pumpkin in half or into several pieces, whichever is easiest for the size pumpkin you are using.
  • Scoop out the seeds.
  • Place on baking sheet and coat with cooking fat and salt and pepper if desired.
  • Roast for 30 minutes. Then test it with a fork. If the fork goes through easily, it is done. If it is still hard, keep cooking. Be careful not to burn it!
  • Let the pumpkin cool slightly. Then scoop out the pumpkin from the skin. Store in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it!
  • Optional: add to the food processor for a smoother pumpkin puree.


  • If you want a smoother pumpkin puree, add the cooked pumpkin to a food processor and pulse on high until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Freeze any leftover pumpkin in an airtight ziplock bag for up to 3 months!


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU