How To Cook Your Pumpkin After Halloween!

Pumpkin puree in a green bowl on a table with pumpkin seeds and fall leaves

After Halloween, many often wonder what to actually do with their pumpkins! If you still have a whole pumpkin that was sitting on your Glenwood balcony or foyer, you should make pumpkin seeds and pumpkin puree with your partner or kids!

Pumpkin and gourds on a table with fall spices and pumpkin puree in mason jars

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Making homemade pumpkin pure is a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen making a fall staple that can be used for so many things from pumpkin soup, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread to pumpkin lattes! And, it is surprisingly simple!

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Cut a pumpkin in half
  3. Remove the pith and seeds (wash seeds and set aside to make pumpkin seeds!)
  4. Cube the pumpkin and toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  5. Place the cubes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  6. Bake for 35- 45 minutes depending on your oven, start poking with a toothpick around 35 minutes (they are done when you can piece the pumpkin cube)
  7. Puree your cubes!
  8. You can freeze your puree if you would like to save it

A woman scooped pumpkin seeds out of pumpkin and is holding them in both hands

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds make a delicious, healthy snack that your kids can help you prepare!

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Wash off and dry your pumpkin seeds completely!
  3. Season your pumpkin seeds on a baking tray lined with parchment paper with salt, pepper, garlic powder (if you like garlic) and olive oil
  4. You will put them in the oven for around 10 minutes (or until they appear golden brown) shake then after 5 minutes so all sides get roasted

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