Delicious pumpkin dishes in a slow cooker and microwave


The pumpkin can rightly be called a unique product, which contains all the necessary nutrients for humans. Dishes from such a miracle vegetable are a real find for people who suffer from diseases of the stomach and heart.

There are a huge number of pumpkin recipes - soups and cereals, casseroles and pies, mashed potatoes and much more. As a rule, housewives cook pumpkin in the oven. But you can use the modern wonders of household appliances - microwave and slow cooker. In this case, the food is more juicy and rich in taste.

Calorie content

Guy is eating pumpkin

Pumpkin is a low-calorie vegetable, so it can be used by the fair sex during the diet. Cooked in different kitchen appliances, it will slightly differ in the ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as the number of calories per 100 grams.

If we bake a pumpkin in a slow cooker without adding other ingredients, it will contain 45.87 kcal per 100 grams. The protein content is 1.24 g, carbohydrates - 6.09 g and fat - 1.71 g.

Calorie content in the microwave will be slightly different. So per 100 grams will be 56 kcal, 0.6 g of fat, 15.4 g of carbohydrates and 2.6 g of protein.

Bake a pumpkin in a slow cooker

Pumpkin slices

Modern housewives are increasingly using a multicooker, so there are many recipes adapted for this household appliance.

Classic recipe

Fast and easy way.

  1. A small pumpkin is thoroughly washed and cut into medium sized slices. In a bowl it is better to spread the skin down.
  2. Pour half a glass of water and sprinkle with sugar. From this, the taste will become more saturated.
  3. Bake in the “Baking” mode for half an hour.
  4. Put the finished treat on a plate and pour honey on top.

Pumpkin porridge

Porridge is one of the favorite pumpkin dishes. Tasty and delicate in taste, it is a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients. Such food is useful to the smallest gourmets. Consider the classic recipe, after which you can experiment by adding different cereals and dried fruits.

Servings: +8
  • pumpkin 500 g
  • water 150 ml
  • butter 70 g
  • rice 160 g
  • sugar 150 g
  • milk 320 ml
  • salt ½ tsp
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 92 kcal
Proteins: 2.6 g
Fats: 3.6 g
Carbohydrates: 13.5 g
1 hour. 20 minutes.Video
  • Take half a kilogram of pumpkin, peel and cut into large cubes.
  • Put the pumpkin in a slow cooker and add 150 ml of water, add 70 g of butter. Set the “Baking” mode for 25-30 minutes. If you cook porridge for a child, mash the pieces in mashed potatoes.
  • When time is up, add 160 grams of washed rice, a little salt and 150 grams of sugar. Salt is better to take small. Then add 320 ml of milk and mix. In the "Milk porridge" mode, the dish is cooked for 30 minutes. If this mode is absent, put "Extinguishing" for 50 minutes.
  • When a beep sounds, you can carefully open the lid and put the treat on the plates, after adding a little vanilla.

You can cook cereals with the addition of dried fruits, nuts and honey, mint and cinnamon.

Pumpkin with meat and vegetables

Pumpkin with meat and vegetables will be one of the options for everyday dishes, as well as refreshments for the festive table. The meat is juicy, the vegetables are an exquisite side dish.

  1. Wash and peel a half-kilogram pumpkin, 1 carrot, 1 head of onion, several medium potatoes. 1 tomato and 1 sweet pepper just wash.Then cut everything into large cubes. Onion cut into half rings.
  2. Fry carrots with onions in the “Baking” mode.
  3. While preparing onions with carrots, prepare any meat. The lowest calorie dish will be with chicken. Half a kilogram of meat cut into 2 cm cubes.
  4. Add meat to onions with carrots and fry in the same mode for 10-12 minutes. Do not close the lid.
  5. Put the vegetables prepared in advance in a multicooker bowl and mix. To them add chopped garlic clove. Add salt, seasoning and herbs to taste.
  6. Fans of juicy dishes should put the "Extinguishing" mode for 1 hour. Those who love fried foods can choose the “Baking” mode and cook for 40 minutes.

Both in the first and in the second embodiment, the dish turns out to be unusual and tasty. Vegetables retain their individuality, and each gives a unique flavor.

How to bake pumpkin in the microwave

Pumpkin on the table

No less tasty are pumpkin dishes cooked in the microwave at home. In addition, cook them faster than in a slow cooker.

Fastest recipe

A delicious pumpkin dessert in the microwave can be prepared in minutes. Moreover, it will be not only pleasant, but also useful.

How to cook:

  1. A pound of sweet pumpkin is peeled and cut into small slices of the same size.
  2. Pumpkin is placed in a dish for microwave and baked at full capacity for 5 minutes. Then they take out, mix and bake at the same power for another 6 minutes. Readiness is determined by softness.
  3. Slices of pumpkin spread on a plate and sprinkled with sugar or icing sugar. Cinnamon lovers can add a pinch. Instead of sugar, you can use honey.

Dessert will become a favorite dish of adults and children.

Pumpkin with Potato and Tomato

  1. Peel 6-7 medium potatoes and a medium onion. Peel a small piece of vegetable weighing 0.5 kilograms and remove seeds. Cut everything into small cubes, onion in half rings.
  2. Pour a little sunflower or olive oil into the baking dish, put the onion and potatoes and add a little salt. All this is sent to the oven for 15 minutes, turning on at full power.
  3. Add pumpkin to vegetables and cook for another 7 minutes.
  4. At this time, cut the tomatoes into small circles, which are put on top of the pumpkin, sprinkle with pepper and salt. You can sprinkle the tomatoes on top with grated cheese.
  5. Microwave for another 20 minutes.

The dish will especially please vegetarians.

Pumpkin with honey and raisins

Pumpkin Dessert

Another delicious, satisfying and delicious dessert can be called a vegetable with honey and raisins. You can cook not only in the oven, but also in the microwave.

  1. Pumpkin, weighing 2 kg, wash well, peel and seeds, cut into small slices.
  2. Grease the dish for the microwave oven with butter and put the pumpkin there, add sugar and slightly sprinkle with water. You can take more sugar, up to 300 grams.
  3. Bake dessert for 12 minutes at 800 watts. After that, you can add a little raisins and cinnamon, a spoonful of honey, mix and leave in the microwave for another 3 minutes at the same power.
  4. When serving, garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Dessert will appeal to the most picky gourmets.

Useful Tips

Useful Tips

For cooking both in a slow cooker and in a microwave, you need to choose the right vegetable. Experienced housewives follow these tips.

  • Buy only table vegetable. The fact is that you can buy a decorative variety on the market, which is beautiful, but unsuitable for food.
  • The tail should not be cut. In a ripe fruit, he falls off himself. The skin is dense, but not too hard.
  • Do not buy very large fruits. They can be overripe. The cut vegetable is stored for no more than a week, if it is not frozen.

Dishes according to the considered recipes are good because they are prepared simply. Even novice housewives will be able to overpower them. Pumpkin is a real storehouse of nutrients with low calorie content. So eat it to your health as much as you want.

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