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Find my pumpkin in the oven recipe here, optional with goat cheese, fresh figs and caramelized onion.

Finally a different way of preparing pumpkin than the eternal soups.

I am really happy with it. The best thing about it is: Pumpkin tastes really sensational when baked!

The baked squash with goat cheese is perfect as a main course, side dish or starter.

This is great, the dish is easy to prepare and you have it on your plate in no time at all.

Let’s start cooking now. I wish you a lot of fun and I am looking forward to your comments and remarks.

1. Recipe Pumpkin in the Oven

Below is my delicious and quick recipe for pumpkin from the oven. Bon appetite!

Pumpkin in the Oven

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 260
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 35 Min.

Simple tutorial on how to prepare squash pulp in the oven.

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Pumpkin in the Oven Recipe Image
Pumpkin in the Oven Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1 pc pumkin (I use the Hokkaido pumpkin)
2 pc red onion
1 pc tuber of garlic (I take fresh young garlic)
3 twigs Rosemary
2 rolls goat cheese (goat’s cream cheese in a roll)
3 pc fresh figs
5 pinches salt, pepper
2 tbs oliv oil
1 tbs Sugar (I take brown raw cane sugar)
1/2 tsp shinus fruits (red pepper)


Cut the pumpkin open
Sliced pumpkin to remove the seeds

Prepare pumpkin

Preheat oven hot air stage to 220° C.

Wash and dry the pumpkin.

Then cut the pumpkin into 1 cm thick slices and remove the stalk and seeds – with a spoon.

Prepare the pumpkin for the baking sheet
Prepare the pumpkin for the baking sheet

Halve pumpkin

Cut the pumpkin rings in half. This is the final portion size for the oven.

Prepare onion

Peel and halve the onions and brush them with oil.

Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on each half.

Place the rosemary twigs at the ready.

Fresh garlic cut in half
Halved garlic with rosemary is waiting to arrive in the oven.

Prepare garlic

Cut the garlic in half and brush with oil.

Cover baking tray

Cover a baking tray with baking paper.

Put the pumpkin, onion and garlic together with the rosemary on the baking tray.

Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Spread red pepper.

Then place the lined baking tray in the preheated oven on the middle shelf and cook in the oven.

Prepare Cheese

After about 30 minutes, cut the goat’s cheese into thalers.

Give the pieces a heat-resistant form, e.g. a pan.

Sprinkle the goat cheese rounds with brown sugar.

Caramelise the thalers with a crème brûlée distiller.

Prepare figs

Cut figs into quarters.


Remove pumpkin from the oven after about 35 minutes.

Add caramelised goat’s cheese and fresh figs and serve on a hot baking tray.

Bon appetite!


2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Which Pumpkin may be put in the Oven

I prefer to buy smaller pumpkins with stems and make sure that there are no soft spots or even pressure marks. When the pumpkin is ripe, it sounds slightly hollow when you knock on the skin and also has a wooden stem.

My choice for this recipe is the Hokkaido Pumpkin. I do not need to peel it. Other varieties like the butternut pumpkin or nutmeg pumpkin should be peeled.

Use small pumpkins for the oven preparation, they are more aromatic.

Pumpkin fan and cook Thomas Sixt

4. Accompanying Ideas for Squash in the Oven

Our pumpkin in the oven has company in three phases:

Fresh garlic cut in half
Halved garlic with rosemary is waiting to be cooked in the oven.
Caramelized goat cheese
Caramelised goat’s cheese is excellent with a Crème Brûlée burner.

Phase 3: Fresh figs are quartered and added to the baked pumpkin and caramelised goat’s cheese.

Quartered figs
Fresh figs harmonise with goat cheese and pumpkin.

This is what makes the beautiful picture on my baking tray – step by step preparation.

Advises you the cook Thomas Sixt
Baked Hokkaido pumpkin with caramelized goat cheese and fresh figs
Baked Hokkaido pumpkin with caramelized goat cheese and fresh figs – you must try the garlic, it is a poem hmmm…
caramelized onions
Caramelised onions taste excellent and go well with pumpkin.

5. What goes well with pumpkin from the oven?

You can eat this pumpkin from the oven as a vegetarian main course.

You can also add a fine rice or salmon to your plate, for example. Of course I have already worked out some great ideas for you:

The spices used in this recipe are: fresh rosemary, salt, black or white pepper, preferably fresh from the mill. The red dots on the baking tray are shinus fruits, often called red pepper.

6. More Vegetarian Recipes Ideas

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