Simple stewed pumpkin with rosemary

Simple stewed pumpkin with rosemary

By 22/10/2019

Pumpkin is one of the main "features" of autumn and they are not just for Halloween!

They are so versatile, you can make so many recipes with it. In Italy there are dedicated pumpkin festivals like the "Festa della zucca" in Venzone, in Friuli.  From pumpkin gnocchi, to bread, soups, pasta, delicious cakes.. the list is endless and you can also add it to pasta and rice.

This year I made quite a few risottos as they are so creamy and moreish with pumpkin, I am totally addicted to it!

This time I wanted to give you a very simple and classic way of preparing pumpkin which you can prepare in minutes: stewed pumpkin with rosemary and a little white wine. Pumpkin goes well with herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme.

Stewed pumpkin is a great and satisfying side dish to accompany meat or fish.

Make the most of pumpkin now that's in season!


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Choose a nice pumpkin, one with a dense, firm and sweet flesh which will be ideal for stewing. These types of pumpkins usually have a thicker skin (not the large Halloween ones though which are quite watery).


Cut the pumpkin into cubes.

Pumpkin cut into cubes

In a large skillet stir fry the garlic cloves with 4 tbsp of olive oil. Add the pumpkin, the rosemary sprigs cut into pieces, the nutmeg, salt and pepper, stir well and cook over a high heat for 5 minutes. Add the wine and let it evaporate. Turn the heat down and continue cooking for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.

Stewed pumpkin with rosemary


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14 Responses to Simple stewed pumpkin with rosemary

  1. angiesrecipes

    Can’t get enough of pumpkin at this time of the year..this looks incredibly delicious.

    • Alida

      Yes let’s make the most of it. I will be baking my mum’s cake next.

  2. Gloria Roa Baker

    I love this recipe Alida I love pumpkin too, looks so good!! Un abbraccio cara

    • Alida

      Grazie cara Gloria

  3. Balvinder

    I do love pumpkin. Your recipe looks beautiful and simple too!

    • Alida

      Thank you Balvinder!

  4. 2pots2cook

    Beautiful pumpkin photo dear !!! Totally agree to combine simple ingredients to enjoy pumpkins ! Thank you ! xo

    • Alida

      I love pumpkins because they can last in a cool place for quite sometime and they are so versatile.

  5. mimi rippee

    Ever since I saw this on Instagram or Facebook I’ve been dreaming of it! Such a perfect presentation of pumpkin!

    • Alida

      You are very kind Mimi.

  6. Lorelle

    One can never say no to delicious pumpkin. Grazie Alida 🙂

    • Alida

      I can certainly agree with you!

  7. speedy70

    La mia amata zucca…. Semplicemente deliziosa!

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