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Pumpkin puree in bowl next to whole pumpkin and seeds.
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Roast Pumpkin on the Grill

In this recipe, I'll walk you through how to roast a pumpkin on the grill. Grill roasted pumpkin is a great way to cook your own pumpkin so you can ensure you're cooking with 100% pumpkin that is deliciously roasted in your own backyard.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Pumpkin, Roast Pumpkin
Servings: 4


  • 1 3-pound sugar (AKA pie) pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half with a sharp knife and scrape out all the guts (I like to save the seeds to roast them later).
    1 3-pound sugar (AKA pie) pumpkin
  • Drizzle the pumpkin with olive oil.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Place each pumpkin half cut side down on the grill grates. Close the lid and grill for one of the following: If you plan to eat the pumpkin like you would squash (slice and serve), cook for 35-40 minutes. If you want to puree your pumpkin for use in other recipes, cook for 45-55 minutes. Use a fork to test for doneness.
  • Remove the pumpkin from the grill and either serve it hot with butter, brown sugar, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, or scrape out the meat and puree it in a blender for 1-2 minutes until the pumpkin is totally smooth. You can now use the puree in any recipe that calls for pumpkin puree!



Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU