Roast Pumpkin Bruschetta with cheese

Roast Pumpkin Bruschetta with cheese

By 30/09/2015

How many things can you do with pumpkin?

They come in different colours and sizes: yellow, green, orange.. big and small. My dad grows about 100 at a time (I think they are his obsession you know) and then piles them up in the garage. His pumpkins are enormous and it is a ridiculous amount of them! He certainly does not carve them for Halloween neither does he sell them... he somehow manages to eat them all and often proudly gives them away to friends and family, sometimes as Christmas gifts too!

They are incredibly versatile: you can roast them in the oven, make cakes , soups, bread, "Zuf", risotto, gnocchi, pasta... the list is endless. You can even make fritters with them.. I am madly in love with this bright colourful vegetable and bear with me, I want to make lots of different things with pumpkin this autumn.

I roasted a little orange pumpkin in the oven and made a simple bruschetta with cheese and perfumed it with sage leaves. Roast pumpkin keeps well for a few days and with its buttery and creamy texture it really is delicious. You can make this simple bruschetta for lunch or as a healthy snack too.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 4

Instructions

Peel and slice the pumpkin

sliced pumpkin

Scatter it on a baking tray, sprinkle with salt and pepper, a few sage leaves and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes at 200C or until soft.

roasting pumpkin

In a pan toast the pinenuts with the sage leaves for a couple of minutes. Keep stirring and make sure you don't burn them.

toasting pinenuts and sage

Toast your bread slices, sprinkle generously with olive oil and put the pumpkin on top, the crushed toasted sage leaves, the pinenuts, goats cheese and another good drizzle of olive oil.

Pumpkin Bruschetta Recipe

 

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7 Responses to Roast Pumpkin Bruschetta with cheese

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Simple and very rustic..I love this! I absolutely love pumpkin so bring it on friend..I can’t believe your father, God Bless him..that is what keeps him young, because pumpkin is so good for you. I love the idea of giving them for Christmas gifts…such a genius idea. My favorite besides pumpkin pie would be risotto and gnocchi pasta..it is so good in breads and cakes too…oh my lets just say I could eat pumpkin in anything..thank you for sharing this one..Looking forward to more delicious recipes made with pumpkin. Have a glorious day…
    Hugs x Dottie πŸ™‚

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    These bruschetta are fantastic, Alida. Pine nuts and sage are such great additions.

  3. La cucina di Molly

    Concordo con te, la zucca Γ¨ versatile, si possono preparare diverse pietanze, sia dolci che salate. Ottime le tue bruschette, sono molto invitanti! Un abbraccio!

  4. speedy70

    Adoro la zucca….. da leccarsi i baffi con questa bruschetta!!!!!

  5. rebecca

    this looks wonderful and in season

    • Alida

      Thank you Gingi!

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