How to recycle pumpkins

How to recycle pumpkins

 If you do buy a pumpkin I would advise getting one pumpkin pretty last minute (they don’t half smell when they’ve gone off ICK!) or you will end up buying two.

Kids love to see these lit even really little ones and they can be great fun. Nice to put in your hall or by your door on Halloween to let trick or treaters know they are welcome.  Make sure you scoop out the innards and use them to make a pumpkin pie or some pumpkin soup and really get good value for your money.

 How to recycle pumpkins

Photo Credit: Rocket Jim 54


Simple Pumpkin Soup

400g Pumpkin flesh (after it has been peeled and the seeds scooped out)

1 Large chopped onion

200g peeled chopped potatoes

850ml of Vegetable stock

250ml Milk

50g unsalted Butter

Salt to season

Optional small carton of double cream.

In a large saucepan cook the chopped onion in the butter until it

Cut the pumpkin into small cubes and add to the saucepan  with the potatoes. Cover the pan and cook
slowly for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Add the stock, milk, and the salt and bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.Liquidise the soup until it becomes a purée then pour it back in the pan and simmer for another 20
mins. The cream is optional

Lovely for the kids to see you use something in a variety of ways, if you carve it, light it, cook with it then plant the seeds it is a great lesson in recycling!





  1. October 24, 2011 / 10:45 am

    Fab post. My grandad has grown my three a 37lb one and he is going to scrape it out an make soup so I will send the recipe his way!!

  2. Becky
    October 24, 2011 / 10:51 am

    Blimey thats impressive Kizzy!

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