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Baked pumpkin with spinach and mushrooms

pumpkin with spinach and mushrooms

Those are the last days of fall. To celebrate the end of a beautiful season I prepared pumpkin. I found it at sales at the store and a recipe came in my mind. This pumpkin is named Queensland Blue and is the first time I am using it in a recipe and first time to eat it.  Queensland Blue Pumpkin is native to Australia and can be cooked in a variety of ways and will complement sweet and savory recipes.

queensland blue pumpkin

Two years ago I made this amazing dish Baked pumpkin with porcini mushrooms and I started loving pumpkins. For decorations or for food. It always feels like fall when I see or taste a pumpkin.


The recipe I used for this Queensland Blue pumpkin is my own creation. I just checked the time to bake a pumpkin and the temperature.In the end it went so great with the mushrooms and the spinach.


  • 1 Queensland Blue pumpkin (1,4 kg)
  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 1 hand of baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons oil olive
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-3 garlic cloves cut in small slices.
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley


Heat the oven to 200 C. Cut the pumpkin and with a metal spoon scoop out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin. Cut 2-3 cm slices of pumpkin. Cut the onion in big pieces.

Place the pumpkin slices on a baking sheet. Add the onion and the mushrooms. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with spices. Roast for 15-20 minutes. Add the spinach on top and leave it in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Serve it with garlic sauce.

baked pumpkin with mushrooms and spinach


88 thoughts on “Baked pumpkin with spinach and mushrooms

  1. I have some lovely small pumpkins from the farmer’s market and I love both spinach and mushrooms. I will be trying this recipe. The photos look great by the way, Thank you.

  2. Just love this vibrant color and awesome dish you have put together. WOW , fantastic.
    You managed to get a new and happy follower. Hope you will be able to hop over to my blog, see what’s being cooked and baked at my end.

  3. looks delicious. I think the mushrooms and the spinach bring out the earthy flavors of the pumpkin to really give you that sense of fall and with pumpkin being a very blank slate as far as flavor go, cloves look great!

  4. I would love to try this, but I live in Alaska and we do NOT get any pumpkins that look like this. What can I use as a substitute? Also, can I use pumpkins as a substitute for starchy foods?

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