Spiced Pumpkin Croquettes

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Preparation Time 20 minutes + 60 minutes (to cook squash) Total Time 90 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.92
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1 medium squash (3 - 4 cups cooked)Kabocha Squash or Butternut Squash
1 eachEgg
1 cupCheddar or Gouda, grated
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon + Ground Ginger
2 tbspFresh Sage, finely chopped
½ cup/th> Breadcrumbs or Almond Flour
½ cupPumpkin Seeds, chopped
1/2 tspSalt & Black Pepper
2 tbspOlive Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. To roast your squash whole, wash it well, pierce with a fork a few times. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 60 to 80 minutes or until it softens.
  3. Allow squash to cool, and then cut in half, remove the seeds, and scoop out the squash flesh. Mash lightly with a fork.
  4. Combined the squash with the egg, cheese, spices, sage, and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Use a spoon or small ice cream scooper to form golf ball size rounds of the mixture and place in a plate of your chopped pumpkin seeds to coat.
  6. Gently roll them around and then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Drizzle with a little olive oil over top each one.
  7. With your oven now at 400 degrees F. Bake them until golden brown.


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