Roasted Whole Pumpkin

How to make roasted whole pumpkin? Easy. Pre-soften the pumpkin in the microwave, cut it in half, and let the oven do all the work!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 59kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 2 small sugar pumpkins, about 2 lb. each


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wipe the pumpkins clean with a wet paper towel.
  • Microwave each pumpkin for 2 minutes (1 minute on each side), to make them just a little softer and easier to cut.
  • Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut the pumpkins in half. Scoop out the pulp and seeds, reserving the seeds for roasted pumpkin seeds.
  • Place the pumpkins, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until fork tender, about 30 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g