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How to Roast Pumpkin | Feed Your Skull

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving. Roasted just right in the oven and you can do a million things with cooked pumpkin flesh.

So, today I wanted to share my go-to ‘how to roast pumpkin’ method.

How to Roast Pumpkin | Feed Your SkullHow to Roast Pumpkin

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet or 13×9 pan with parchment paper

2. Next wash/rinse the entire pumpkin

3. Pry or cut off the stem

4. With a sharp cleaver or chef’s knife—cut the pumpkin in half

5. Remove the seeds (save for making toasted pumpkin seeds)

How to Roast Pumpkin | Feed Your Skull6. Place your pumpkin with the inside down on the tray

How to Roast Pumpkin | Feed Your Skull7. Pierce each half several times with a fork or knife

8. Put in the oven and bake accordingly

Approximately 30 minutes for acorn-sized squash | Approximately 45 minutes for anything larger | Check pumpkin by piercing with a fork, if it enters easily, the pumpkin is tender and done cooking.

9. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool before using

Ideas for using cooked pumpkin

Benefits of Pumpkin

  1. Ginormous amounts of absorbable Vitamin A
  2. Low calorie
  3. High fiber
  4. Contains the antioxidant beta-carotene which is great for the skin
  5. Rich in potassium and Vitamin C

How to Roast Pumpkin | Feed Your Skull

I love the textures in this picture. Enjoy! xx

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