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Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan Cheese

These Parmesan-Pumpkin chips are an impeccable choice for a crisp fall appetizer or as a sophisticated side dish alongside roasted meats. Dive into autumn with this delectable treat that showcases the best of fall flavors.
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Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan Cheese
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 20 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

Pumpkin lovers, rejoice! Introducing the Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin – a savory, crispy appetizer capturing the heart of fall flavors. It’s the perfect way to embrace pumpkin season while tantalizing your tastebuds with the rich tang of Italian Parmesan Cheese.

Our Roasted Pumpkin with Parmesan Cheese recipe combines the natural sweetness of fresh pumpkin with aromatic herbs and the robust flavor of premium Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. Each bite captures the essence of autumn, making it an ideal choice for fall gatherings, Halloween parties, or Thanksgiving appetizers.

Are you looking for pumpkin recipes to elevate your fall menu? These Parmesan Pumpkin Chips are a delicious innovation, marrying rustic charm with gourmet flavor. Beyond serving them as standalone chips, consider upping the ante. Post-cooking, adorn with a sprinkle of caramelized onion chips to transform these delightful crisps into luxurious pumpkin tartlets – an instant crowd-pleaser.

The addition of sage and rosemary infuses an aromatic touch, reminiscent of cozy fall evenings. Pair with a full-bodied white wine for the perfect aperitif experience.


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  1. To prepare Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin, clean the pumpkin thoroughly, remove the skin and slice it 3-5 mm thick. Steam the pumpkin slices for 15-20 minutes. They should be tender but not too tender or they will break apart.

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  2. Now line a baking tray with baking paper, lightly oil it, sprinkle with plenty of Parmesan cheese, sprinkle with chopped sage and rosemary and finally a good grating of pepper.

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  3. Now arrange the steamed pumpkin slices, salt well and bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30-40 minutes.

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  4. When the pumpkin is well cooked and slightly crispy the Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin is ready to be served and enjoyed.

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If you like, you can enrich the Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin Slices with a little spicy paprika, thyme or other spices you like best.


For perfect slices of Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin, we recommend using Butternut Squash


Parmesan Gratinated Pumpkin will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days