Easy Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

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Learn how to roast a pumpkin with these easy step-by-step instructions. You’ll love having this easy roasted pumpkin recipe on hand for everyday fall meals!

Roasted Pumpkin slices on a baking sheet.

Now that fall is officially here, pumpkins are showing up everywhere! And while they’re often great for our doorsteps and indoor decor, they’re actually a very delicious and nutritious type of squash. If you’ve never roasted pumpkin before, you’ll love how easy this recipe is!

Three mini pumpkins on a grey napkin.

How To Make Easy Roasted Pumpkin

Roasted pumpkin is actually pretty easy! Here’s how to make it:

  • Cut into the side of the pumpkin, perpendicular to the stem.
  • Cut through one side of the pumpkin until you hit the stem, then repeat on the other side.
  • Break the pumpkin in half.
  • Cut the sides of the pumpkin into slices.
  • Remove the center and seeds.
  • Cut the pumpkin out of the skin.
  • Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, flip each slice over, and continue to roast for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy or blend for pumpkin puree!

Six steps to making Roasted Pumpkin.

What to make with roasted pumpkin?

The possibilities are endless! Here are some ideas for roasted pumpkin:

  • Throw the slices into a delicious salad.
  • Puree for homemade pumpkin puree.
  • Make pumpkin pasta.
  • Have them as a side dish, topped with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Top them with cinnamon, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs for a sweet treat!

Is pumpkin skin edible?

While it is technically edible, we don’t recommend eating it as it can be tough!

Angle shot of roasted pumpkin slices on a baking sheet.

How long do pumpkins last?

Good news: pumpkins can last 8-13 weeks! So if you’re wondering what to do with your pumpkin after you’ve used it as decor, this roasted pumpkin recipe is perfect for you!

The best types of pumpkin for eating

Pumpkins are a type of squash, so most types are wonderful for cooking and baking! In this case we used a mini white pumpkin variation (tiger pumpkin), but there are many options:

  • Sugar Pumpkins (great for sweet treats)
  • Lumina
  • Baby Bear
  • Baby Pam
  • Cinderella

A sheet pan with white parchment paper and slices of roasted pumpkin.

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Easy Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

Learn how to roast a pumpkin with these easy step-by-step instructions. You'll love having this easy roasted pumpkin recipe on hand for everyday fall meals!

  • 2 small or medium pumpkins
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Cut into the side of the pumpkin, perpendicular to the stem.

  3. Cut through one side of the pumpkin until you hit the stem, then repeat on the other side.

  4. Break the pumpkin in half.

  5. Cut the sides of the pumpkin into slices.

  6. Remove the center and seeds.

  7. Cut the pumpkin out of the skin.

  8. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven, flip each slice over, and continue to roast for another 20-25 minutes.

  10. Serve and enjoy or blend for pumpkin puree!