8 ways with pumpkin

8 ways with pumpkin

Buying a whole pumpkin can be a cost-effective way to feed your family.

But unless you have lots of mouths to feed, you may find you get bored mid-way through your pumpkin.

Below are 8 different recipes – sweet and savoury – for pumpkin, many of which can be made with pre-cooked pumpkin.

If you do buy a whole pumpkin you can save time by roasting the whole pumpkin all at once and freezing what you’re not going to eat that day. In fact, you can roast a pumpkin whole (no cutting required) and then scoop out the flesh once it is cooked.

Alternatively, if you need to store cut pumpkin, wrap it tightly in cling wrap or a beeswax wrap (if using a beeswax wrap, make sure to remove the seeds first.)

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Use leftover roasted pumpkin to flavour this hummus. Toast stale bread to serve with it for a great zero-waste snack!

Pumpkin Falafels

Pumpkin Falafels

Try something a bit different for dinner with these pumpkin falafels. If you are feeling adventurous, follow the recipe to make your own flatbreads as well.

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin gnocchi

It may sound fancy, but this pumpkin gnocchi is quick and easy to make using leftover pumpkin. Serve it with a garlic and herb brown butter glaze or your favourite pasta sauce.

Roasted Pumpkin, Feta & Caramelised Onion Pies

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Move over sweet pumpkin pie! This savoury pumpkin pie recipe pairs pumpkin with feta and caramelised onions – what’s not to love?

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffins

Use leftover cooked pumpkin to whip up these pumpkin muffins. If you don’t have a muffin tray you can make this as a loaf.



Poke is a traditional Cook Island’s dish that can be made with either over-ripe bananas or in this case, pumpkin!

Pumpkin, Prune and Chocolate Bars

Pumpkin, prune and chocolate barsThe natural sweetness of pumpkin shines in these soft, slightly chewy pumpkin, prune and chocolate bars.

Pumpkin Jam

pumpkin jam

If you’re a jam lover you need to try this pumpkin jam. It uses less sugar than other jams but the result is still a sweet spread. You can make it using raw or cooked pumpkin.