Carving pumpkins

Asked November 3, 2020, 11:01 AM EST

The pumpkins you buy for carving, can they be roasted and eaten? We bought two pumpkins and never carved them so they inner flesh has nit been exposed to outdoor elements. Thank you !

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Your pumpkins are edible and can be used in many dishes including pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin leather. We have a handout with many pumpkin recipes available through the OSU Lane County Extension Office. If you call the main office and give them your E mail they can send you a copy. 541-344-5859. Ask for LC 364 Pumpkin Favorites.

The carving pumpkins are not as flavorful as some of the specialty pumpkins but they are as nutritious and make wonderful dishes.

Thanks for using Ask an Expert and enjoy your pumpkins.

Nellie Oehler