roasted pumpkin with feta & pistachios

by ally redmond

Photo & Recipe by Franck Schmitt for the September/October 21 MFCH Magazine edition

As you can see, we have grown some pretty huge pumpkins this year, and a wheelbarrow full of butternut squash too. When pumpkins grow this big, I don’t generally cook with them, because they are so heavy to handle. But the squash and a few smaller pumpkins are always welcome at this time of year.

Previously I shared my favourite squash soup recipe, and that has since become a standard seasonal favourite. I’m always looking for new ideas to use our produce and I was happy when we shared some good recipes in the current edition of the MFCH magazine.

lady holding 2 pumpkins

In the current issue of the MFCH Magazine, the chef and photographer Franck Schmitt created a series of pumpkin ideas for us, and we’ve been enjoying the one below in particular.

Below, you’ll find the recipe – bon appétit, and let me know if you make it!

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Roasted Pumpkin with Feta & Pistachios

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 30 min

1 pumpkin (around 1 kilo / 2 lbs)

3 garlic cloves

3 tbsp olive oil

¾ cup (100 g) pistachios, crushed

1 ¼ cups (300 g) feta, cubed

2 tbsp Provençal herbs

A few bay leaves

Salt & pepper

Wash the pumpkin, removing any parts where it is tough or bruised (but leave the skin on). Cut into eighths and deseed. Peel the garlic cloves and cut them in half.

Place the pumpkin slices on an oiled oven tray, along with the garlic, crushed pistachios and a few laurel leaves. Season generously and sprinkle on the herbs.

Bake at 400 °F (200 °C) for 25 minutes, adding in the feta for the last 5 minutes.

For more delicious fall recipes, get your copy of the Sept/Oct 21 issue!

roasted pumpkin with feta


Nan MFCHKrauss October 20, 2021 - 5:34 am

Our family loves roasted butternut squash, and this delectable recipe is yet another way to enjoy this wonderful Fall Comfort Food. I ordered the September/October Issue over a month ago, and am so looking forward to adding it to my treasured collection. It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious It’s Delovely

Jillian October 21, 2021 - 2:58 pm

Please be aware that the directions state add a few laurel leaves. Laurel leaves are poisonous and it should say Bay leaves as in the list of ingredients. Otherwise a lovely recipe.

Kathryn Gauci October 24, 2021 - 4:40 am

Love this recipe. Simple, tasty, and colourful. Thank you.

Robbin Jhonnas January 19, 2022 - 7:57 am

Wow, those appear to have been prepared by a professional chef. I don’t eat meat, but the concept of a zucchini flower dessert piqued my interest. Mushrooms will be used in place of the turkey. I’m also curious as to which oil you used. Once again, thank you!
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