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How to Roast a Pumpkin

In this post, we will teach you How to Roast a Pumpkin. It is a very quick and easy technique and will be super handy during the holiday season.
Course Kitchen Tips
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Roast a Pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Calories 79kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 2-4 lbs sugar pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Using a sharp knife remove the top and bottom of the pumpkin and cut it in half lengthwise.
  • Using an ice cream scoop scrape out all of the seeds and strings from the inside.
  • Brush the pumpkin flesh with coconut oil, sprinkle with salt, and place flesh down on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Pierce skin all over the surface a few times with a fork, this is to let steam escape.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until tender and a fork easily pierces the skin.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, and let the squash cool for 15-20 minutes, then scoop out the flesh and discard the skin.
  • If turning into purée, place the pumpkin flesh into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Covered and refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for 1 month.



Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 19307IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg