4 simple ways to cook

Pumpkin flesh is a delicious ingredient in both main courses and desserts. From soups to pies, get inspired by our meal ideas for cooking Quebec pumpkins. Get carving!

Idea 1: Delicious pumpkin seeds

Delicious pumpkin seeds

When you are cooking with pumpkin, make sure to remove the seeds first. Carefully clean them and remove any stringy bits that have remained attached. Rinse the seeds then dry with a clean cloth. Mix them in olive oil, the seasoning of your choice, and a pinch of salt. Place this mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Broil until lightly browned. You can add them to salads or enjoy as a snack!

Idea 2: Delicious pumpkin pancakes

Delicious pumpkin pancakes

In a large bowl, combine 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour, ¼ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, some cinnamon, and a bit of nutmeg. In another bowl, combine 1 cup of milk with 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 egg, and a bit of vegetable oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix until you get a smooth batter. Heat a pan on medium and pour a bit of the batter into the pan. Flip the pancake when the bottom starts to brown. Serve the hot pancakes with some maple syrup.

Idea 2: Delicious pumpkin pancakes
Idea 3: Pumpkin puree, perfect for babies

Pumpkin puree, perfect for babies

Empty a pumpkin and remove the stem. Cut the pumpkin into thick slices. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper with the flesh side up, then bake in the oven at 375°F. (180°C) for 1 hour. Cool, then remove the flesh from the skin and turn into puree. Even your little ones can enjoy the delicious taste of pumpkin!

Idea 4: Sweet pumpkin soup

Sweet pumpkin soup

Soften some butter in a pot. Add onions, thinly sliced potatoes, as well as cubes of pumpkin flesh. Heat on low until all the ingredients have softened. Pour some chicken stock into the pot and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for about half an hour. Blend until you get the desired texture. For an even richer taste, add cream!

Idea 4: Sweet pumpkin soup