Recipes by Di Swann
1. Preheat oven to 160°C (fan bake). Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and cut into pieces (the size of the pieces will affect the cooking time). Line a roasting dish with baking paper. Place pumpkin into a roasting dish skin side up. Pour over a little oil. Roast for 30-40 minutes until pumpkin is tender. Set aside to cool. This will make removing the skin easier.
2. While the pumpkin is roasting prepare the Kiwi Mince & Beans recipe.
3. To assemble:
Increase oven temperature to 180°C (fan bake). Remove skin from the cooked pumpkin and place in a bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Season with freshly ground pepper (and a little salt if you like). Spoon the mince and beans into individual oven proof dishes or use one larger dish. Top with the mashed pumpkin. Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes until hot. Serve with your favourite vegetables on the side.
We used crown pumpkin but any variety will work.
Replace the roasted pumpkin mash with creamy mashed potato or kumara.