Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

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There’s nothing more warming than pumpkin in fall, that is, until you add some chipotle of course!  Spicy chipotle baked pumpkin offers a healthy side of smoky spice to go alongside your favorite meat dish. If you prefer a little less heat, you can hold back half of the chipotle powder.  On the other hand, if you have a craving for some extra flavor, throw in some whole garlic cloves while baking.

If you like to be adventurous with your spices in the kitchen, why not try adding some ginger, cloves, nutmeg, or allspice to the baked fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit – like hot peppers.)  And, for some extra texture, chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans can give a delightful crunch to our chipotle baked pumpkin.

Don’t let any go to waste. You can blend up any leftovers to make a delicious smoky and spicy pumpkin puree.  Freeze it for use in future cakes and desserts. Or add it to mashed potatoes for an interesting twist at dinner time.

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Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

Bring on the smoky pumpkin punch
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side, Side Dish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 87 kcal


  • 2 lb fresh pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Remove seeds from the pumpkin but keep the skin on
  • Cut the flesh into rough cubes around an inch in size
  • Toss the pumpkin in a bowl with the remaining ingredients until well coated
  • Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven
  • Serve immediately or blend to make a puree


Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 218mgPotassium: 546mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 13267IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chipotle Powder
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 1, 2023 to include new content.
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