Zucca (Pumpkin) with Roasted Pesto

As I always say, treat your veggies right, and they will treat you right! I'm adding a twist to my Aunt Grazziella's pumpkin recipe using one of my pantry staples! My Zucca with Pesto is a perfect dish to serve at any dinner or holiday party!

In her new series, Living in Italian: NYC Fiorella draws on her Italian roots to show how you can Get in Touch with Your Food & live a healthy lifestyle by cooking in your New York City apartment!


  • Olive Oil

  • Garlic

  • Pumpkin, chopped

  • Sea Salt

  • Roasted Pesto, see recipe here

  • Whole Grain Bread (to serve)


  1. Heat pan with olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant.

  2. Add pumpkin, and saute until tender. Add sea salt to taste.

  3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of pesto into the pan. Stir until pumpkin lightly coated with pesto. Saute 2-3 minutes.

  4. Serve as bruschetta on slices of whole grain bread. Enjoy!

Zucca with Roasted Pesto Nutrition RX:

  • Vitamin A

  • Beta Carotene

  • Potassium

  • Fiber

  • Anti-Microbial Properties

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