Simple Instructions to Cook a Pumpkin

PumpkinsIt’s pumpkin season… Pumpkins are used in a variety of recipes ranging from soups and hearty meals to delicious pies. Typically the first step to using a pumpkin in any of recipe is to start with cooking it and scraping out the ‘flesh’.

How do you cook a pumpkin? It’s pretty simple…

  • Wash the pumpkin
  • Cut pumpkin in half
  • Scrape out ‘guts’ (save the seeds for another recipe or even planting!)
  • Place pumpkins sliced side down in a baking dish and add about ¼” of water
  • Cook for 40 to 50 minutes at 350°
  • Poke with fork to check of the pumpkin is tender
  • When done cooking, remove from oven and scrape out the flesh. It should keep for about 5 days in the refridgerator

For more detailed instructions see this article:

How to Roast a Pumpkin – Elana’s Pantry.


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