Easy and delicious roasted pumpkin with warm spices is a perfect dish for the Fall. Its rich flavors and comforting aroma make it an ideal addition to your autumn menu.
Ditch the oven and roast pumpkin in mere minutes using this air fryer pumpkin recipe. Soft and tender inside and crispy outside, this dish can take center stage in salads, soups, or sandwiches.
Air fryer pumpkin is a delicious way to cook pumpkin. It is quick and easy to make, and the pumpkin turns out perfectly tender and slightly crispy on the outside.
This is my favorite way to cook a fresh pumpkin, and it makes a lovely Autumn vegetable side dish. I always use roasted spiced pumpkin for making soup, as it gives it a richer and deeper flavor than canned or boiled pumpkin.
Why you will love this recipe?
- Quick and easy: The recipe is ready in 15 minutes, making it a great option for busy weeknights.
Air fryerpumpkin can be used as a side dish, added to salads, or used to make pumpkin soup.
- Freezing option: It is freezer-friendly, allowing you to preserve the roasted pumpkin for future use.
Pumpkin: I have found that sugar pumpkin or pie pumpkin works best for this recipe.
Spices: I am using ground cumin, turmeric, and paprika.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Onion-garlic: Season the pumpkin with a combination of garlic powder and onion powder, along with salt and black pepper.
Air fryer buffalo pumpkin cubes: Toss the pumpkin cubes in a mixture of buffalo sauce and melted butter or oil. Roast until they are crispy and coated in the tangy, spicy buffalo goodness. Serve roasted pumpkin with a side of ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing for dipping.
Italian seasoning: For a delicious Italian-inspired variation of
Maple glaze: Drizzle maple syrup over the pumpkin pieces before air frying for a sweet and savory twist.
Step 1: Cut the pumpkin into 1-inch cubes and place them in a large bowl. In another small bowl, combine together oil, ground cumin, turmeric powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Give it a good mix. Drizzle the seasoning on the pumpkin and toss them well. Make sure all the pieces are well coated.
Step 2: Preheat the
Opt for small to medium-sized sugar pumpkins or pie pumpkins, as they have sweeter and more tender flesh compared to larger carving pumpkins. Also, I make sure to cut the pumpkin pieces into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking.
When placing the pumpkin pieces in the
It is important to preheat the
As a side dish:
Use it to make soup: This spicy roasted pumpkin can be used to make a delicious and creamy pumpkin soup.
In a pasta dish: Add
In a sandwich or wrap: Add roasted pumpkin to a sandwich or wrap for a quick and easy lunch or snack.
Storing roasted pumpkin
To store this spicy roasted pumpkin, allow any leftovers to cool to room temperature, then transfer them to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. For longer-term storage, freeze the roasted pumpkin in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
When reheating, use the
Yes, you can substitute other winter squashes like butternut squash or acorn squash for pumpkin in this recipe. The method remains the same.
Yes, you can use other cooking oils like vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil, based on your preference.
Absolutely, you can omit the spices and season with just salt and pepper for a basic roasted pumpkin side dish.
Yes, you can prepare the pumpkin in advance and reheat it in the
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Roasted Pumpkin with Spices (Air Fryer)
Prep the pumpkin:
- Cut the pumpkin in half. Scoop out the seeds and pulp. Cut the hard top parts and cut them into quarters.
- Peel the skin off each quarter. Cut them into 1-inch cubes. Transfer to a large bowl.
Season and air fry:
- In a small bowl, combine together oil, ground cumin, turmeric powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Give it a good mix.
- Drizzle the seasoning on the pumpkin and toss them well. Make sure all the pumpkin pieces are well coated.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 2 minutes.
- Place the seasoned pumpkin in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Air fryer at 400 F for 12-15 minutes or until they are cooked through and begin to turn crispy at the edges.