Traditional Indigenous Recipes

Pumpkin as a Bowl

Pumpkins can serve as interesting containers for other ingredients and, you can eat it. Roasted pumpkin has a rich and delicious flavor. Options are numerous and you can experiment to see which dishes are most appealing to your family.

Prepare the Pumpkins

For all of these recipes, pick pumpkins that weigh approximately 1 pound. Pie and sugar pumpkins are a good size.

Cut the tops off so that you have a “covers” or “lids” that can be replaced

Scoop out the seeds and the stringy portions

Use a paper towel and lightly coat the insides with vegetable oil

Preheat oven at 325 degrees and cook on cookie sheet until outer skin lightly tender. This takes about 30-50 minutes.

Remove pumpkins from oven and set aside

Fill with mixtures such as Vegetable Saute or Wild Rice

You can also eat the meat of the pumpkin along with the inside ingredients. It is especially tasty with additional sprinkles of garlic, onion and/or chili power. Try chopped sweet tomatoes or a small amount of brown sugar or maple syrup.