Ummm...How good is pumpkin? I feel like pumpkin is such an underrated vegetable and can be made SO delicious! It's the perfect side to and BBQ, Roast or even as a bulk part of your veggie meal! 

1kg Japanese pumpkin, skin on 
Pinch of salt and pepper (generous please!) 
1 tsp dried rosemary 
1/2 tsp paprika 
1 tbsp balsamic glaze
1 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped 


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add pumpkin and sprinlle rosemary, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper and paprika over the top and toss well. **The reason I do it in a bowl is to ensure every bit of the pumpkin (this counts for all veggies) is coated and well oiled. 
  3. Arrange the pumpkin on a lined baking tray and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top of all the pumpkin. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Halfway, turn the pumpkin around and place back into the oven for the remaining 20 minutes. 
  5. Remove & serve with pesto! (best combo!)