5 from 19 votes
Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Chili and Feta - a dash of maple syrup creates extra caramelisation and the chili adds a great kick!
Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Chili and Feta
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins
Total
35 mins
 
This is my new favorite way with pumpkin! A fabulous side but also meaty enough to serve as a main. Serves 3 as a main or 6 as a side. ! I made this with pumpkin but it is just as delicious made with squash or (as Dorothy, a reader suggested) sweet potato!
Course: Roasted, Vegetables
Servings: 3 - 6
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
Ingredients
  • 2 lb / 1 kg pumpkin or squash or sweet potato (whole, unpeeled)
  • 2 red onions, peeled and each onion cut into 12 wedges
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (Note 1)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup, or honey or brown sugar (Note 2)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried chili flakes, adjust to taste - flavour becomes milder when roasted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
Garnishes (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • Fresh red chili finely diced
  • Parsley finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/390F.

  2. Peel and dice the pumpkin into 1"/2.5cm cubes (no need to peel if using squash or butternut pumpkin). Reserve the pumpkin seeds and give them a quick rinse under the tap.
  3. Place the pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, onion and walnuts onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup, then use an egg flip to toss the pumpkin so it is evenly coated.

  4. Sprinkle the pumpkin with the dried chilli flakes, salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 25 minutes, or until the pumpkin is browned and cooked through. Toss once at around 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, crumble over feta and garnish with fresh chili and parsley, if using. Serve immediately.
Notes

1. You can use whatever nuts you prefer but just be aware that you might need to adjust the cooking time i.e. toss them in partway through roasting. Walnuts hold up well in the oven for the full roasting time. Almonds, peanuts and cashews will also be fine for the full time. If using pine nuts, sunflower seeds or pepitas (or other small nuts), add them halfway through the roasting time.

2. If you use brown sugar instead of honey or maple syrup, mix it with the olive oil before pouring over the pumpkin.

3. Nutrition assuming 6 servings.

Maple Roasted Pumpkin Chili Feta Nutrition