Roasted Pumpkin & Garlic in a Buttery Bourbon Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin, bourbon, roasted vegetables
Servings: 6
  • 2 small pumpkins wash & pat dry
  • 10 full garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil.

  2. Slice the pumpkins in half removing the seeds and cut into wedges. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and pepitas mix to blend.
  4. In a saucepan melt the butter. Remove from heat and whisk in the flour until blended. Return to heat and gradually whisk in 3 tablespoons of bourbon, oregano, nutemg, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes, or until thicker.
  5. Pour butter mixture over the pumpkin and toss to evenly distribute. Spread onto the prepared baking sheets in a single layer.

  6. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender and slightly browned.