Don’t Waste that Edible Pumpkin on Halloween


Many household in the UK and US celebrate Halloween by carving a pumpkin. In the UK they estimated in 2015 that over 18,000 tons of pumpkin pulp is wasted during the annual carving.

Don’t waste it – eat it!


Pumpkin Recipes

Here are some tasty ideas from Love Food Hate Waste:

  1. Gnocchi in Pumpkin and Chilli Sauce -great way to get in the spirit but without buying a whole pumpkin – just use a tin of pumpkin puree.
  2. Pumpkin & Butter Bean Broth – This hearty, healthy broth is a great way to use up pumpkin and other veg such as carrots.
  3. Pumpkin mash – For a quick and easy seasonal accompaniment to your favourite autumnal stews and braising dishes, try this mashed pumpkin recipe as a colourful side instead of the usual mashed potato.
  4. Pumpkin ravioli – Swap any winter squash for the pumpkin
  5. Pumpkin tart – rescue a pumpkin – turn it into this autumnal treat. A sweet treat made form the inside of your spooky pumpkin!
  6. Roast pumpkin lasagne – this comforting meal is surprisingly simple, and very seasonal
  7. Roast pumpkin seeds – these lovely little seeds should never be discarded –  this is the perfect recipe as they make a great nibble.
  8. Roast pumpkin and coriander soup – a refreshing and healthy way to use up that Halloween pumpkin
  9. Curried roast veg Roasting vegetables is easy. This recipe brings out the sweetness of root vegetables and adds warming spices that are perfect for chilly days.
  10. Glutney – a chutney for using up whatever there’s plenty of, including marrow and pumpkin

What is your favourite pumpkin recipe?