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Spooktacular Pumpkin Recipes

If you’re planning on carving your pumpkin this Halloween, make sure that food waste isn’t on the agenda!

Here, Mash Direct has just created two brand new recipes perfect for the Halloween period to use up those pumpkin extras and shared them below.

Swamp Gnocchi

Kicking off with a spine-tingling recipe: Swamp Gnocchi! No need for endless chopping – use Mash Direct Green Cabbage for a frightfully easy and delicious dinner idea, perfect for Halloween parties!


Mash Direct green cabbage
150g frozen peas
500g pack of gnocchi
20g pumpkin seeds
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
75ml single cream
30g fresh basil
30g parmesan cheese


  • Boil the frozen peas for 3 minutes and microwave the green cabbage for 3 minutes.
  • Crush pumpkin seeds until partially broken down. Set aside half of the cooked veg for later.
  • Blend half of the vegetables and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, cream, and parmesan until smooth.
  • Cook the gnocchi per pack instructions and stir in the blended sauce and pasta water. Add the remaining vegetables.
  • Garnish with more parmesan and crushed pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Soup

Embrace the cosy vibes of autumn with Pumpkin Soup! Say ‘goodbye’ to time spent chopping with the secret ingredient: Mash Direct Carrot and Parsnip!


1 white onion
1 clove garlic
1 small pumpkin chopped
3 Leeks
2 celery stalks
1 Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip
400ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp rosemary
Salt & pepper


  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil.
  • Add leeks, celery, and pumpkin.
  • Mash Direct Carrot and Parsnip!
  • Pour in 400ml of vegetable stock and let it simmer. Season with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  • Once everything’s tender, blend to creamy perfection.
  • Serve in your favourite bowl, a drizzle of cream, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs, and savour the vibrant flavours of autumn.