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Savoury Mashed Pumpkin       HT   Veg  ACC   55mins

Serves 4    Hot   Vegetarian   Vegetables   Accompaniment


1.8kg/4lb Pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks

25g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, finely chopped

50g/2oz Breadcrumbs

1 Egg

120ml/4fl.oz. Milk

50g/2oz Cheddar Cheese, grated

1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley

Salt & Pepper

Extra grated Cheddar Cheese for topping


1. Place the pumpkin chunks in a large saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil then cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan, add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent. Set aside.

3. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3 and lightly grease a shallow oven proof dish. Drain the pumpkin well, return to the pan and mash coarsely with a fork or potato masher.

4. Add the onion, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper to the mashed pumpkin and mix well. Transfer to the prepared oven proof dish, sprinkle evenly with the extra grated cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

Freeze/Make ahead


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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