How to Season Pumpkin? Multiple Variations

How to Bake Pumpkin
How to season pumpkin

How to season pumpkin? Below you can read with which herbs and spices you can flavor a pumpkin. You can not only flavor it with herbs, but also with other seasonings such as grated cheese and lemon. You can also read below how and with which combination of herbs you can season the pumpkin. What herbs can you season a pumpkin with?

  • olive oil
  • turmeric
  • oregano
  • chili pepper
  • black pepper
  • thyme
  • salt
  • garlic
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • Italian spices
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • parsley
  • coriander (seed)
  • cumin powder

It is of course also possible to use only one herb, spice or seasoning if you prefer. Give your own twist to the seasoning of the pumpkin and enjoy to the fullest! Have fun trying it out! One more thing, our blog about 10 types of pumpkin tells you what you can use the different pumpkins for.

Pumpkin Seasoning Oven

Clean the pumpkin by cutting it in half and removing the seeds and threads. Then place the pumpkin with the cut side up on the cutting board and cut into slices. You can peel the slices if it is not an organic pumpkin with a vegetable peeler or knife. You can keep the pumpkin in slices, but you can also make cubes of it (3 by 3 centimeters).

pumpkin spice

What do you need:

  • Pumpkin
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • turmeric
  • oregano
  • olive oil

Cut the pumpkin into slices or cubes. Mix the oil with the spices in a large bowl and mix with the pumpkin. Place the spiced pumpkin on the oven dish, but with baking paper, and put it in the preheated oven at 200 degrees.

The pumpkin cubes should be in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes (turn the last 10 minutes and put it back in the oven).

Slices of pumpkin (2 centimeters thick) should be in the oven for about 25 minutes, but poke the pumpkin briefly to see if they are cooked.

Pumpkin Herb Combination

It’s nice to put pumpkin in the oven and you can use different spice combinations for that. There are countless possibilities. From sweet candied pumpkin to oriental pumpkin with coriander.

pumpkin spice

Below you can read which combinations could be made, but feel free to combine and try it yourself. Use your imagination and make more of your own. Lots of fun!

Pumpkin Herbs With…

Below are 5 more combinations for seasoning pumpkin. Choose your favorite or make your own spice mix.

  • Pumpkin seasoning with:
    • olive oil
    • pepper
    • salt
    • garlic
    • parsley
    • pumpkin in cubes

Mix the pumpkin with olive oil and salt and pepper and place it on the baking tray with baking paper in the oven (200 degrees). Meanwhile you can fry the garlic in a little bit of olive oil. Remove the squash from the oven (about 30 minutes) and toss with the fried garlic in a mixing bowl. Check the oven every now and then to make sure it isn’t going too fast because one oven is not like the other! Finally, sprinkle the parsley on top immediately before serving.

  • Pumpkin seasoning with:
    • pumpkin in cubes
    • 80 grams vegetable butter
    • pinch nutmeg
    • 0.5 tbsp cinnamon
    • pinch cloves
    • 50 ml agave syrup

You must preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix the pumpkin with all the spices and agave syrup in a mixing bowl so that the pumpkin is well coated with the spices. Place the pumpkin on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Roast the pumpkin until translucent (candied) in about 40 minutes. Check every now and then to make sure it’s not too hard.

  • Pumpkin seasoning with:
    • pumpkin in slices or pieces
    • olive oil
    • Italian spices
    • pepper
    • salt
    • Parmesan cheese
pumpkin spice

You can preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix everything except the pumpkin in a mixing bowl and then add the pumpkin. Place the pumpkin on an oven tray lined with baking paper. After about 30 minutes, the pumpkin pieces are delicious baked with herbs. Check the oven every now and then to make sure it isn’t going too fast because one oven isn’t like the other. Then lower the oven a bit.

  • Pumpkin seasoning with:
    • pumpkin
    • cumin seeds or powder
    • (chili) pepper
    • salt
    • olive oil

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and place baking paper on the oven tray. Mix the pumpkin with all the spices, oil, salt and olive oil and place on the baking tray. If the pumpkin gets a bit dark, place aluminum foil over the baking dish. Guaranteed tasty!

  • Pumpkin seasoning with:
    • pumpkin in slices
    • good splash of olive oil
    • a quarter juice of a lemon
    • salt
    • leaves of 2 sprigs of rosemary,

Turn on the oven at 220 degrees. Place the pumpkin in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients. Place the pumpkin on the oven tray lined with baking paper and roast it for 30 minutes. Check the oven every now and then to make sure the pumpkin isn’t going too hard at the end. Taste to see if the pumpkin is ready. If not, put a piece of aluminum foil over the dish.

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