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Pumpkin potato bake: a perfect vegetarian/vegan recipe: soft potato and pumpkin cubes in a deliciously spicy coconut milk sauce.

Pumpkin Potato Casserole

This potato and pumpkin bake is one of my favorite meals this time of the year.

Either as a vegetarian or vegan main dish with just some salad on the side or as a side dish for grilled or baked chicken breasts, fish, or even sausages. Everybody in our house loves this casserole: it is so soft, almost creamy, and comfortable, a total delight.

Pumpkin Potato Casserole


  • The short list of ingredients, its cheapness, and the little effort involved in cooking this casserole, make it even more appealing.
  • All you need are potatoes, pumpkin or butternut squash, coconut milk, and some spices.
  • If you’re using a Hokkaido pumpkin, you will even be able to skip the rather laborious task of peeling a pumpkin.
  • I used Asian kinds of spices like lemongrass, chili, and ginger. If you don’t have lemongrass, just leave it out. It tastes great, but the lack of it should not stop you from cooking this amazing bake.

So, if you have a leftover piece of pumpkin, which you don’t want to turn into yet another soup, give this simple recipe a try, it is so worth it. 🙂

Pumpkin Potato Casserole

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Roasted Potatoes, Pumpkin and Sausage

Turkey Thigh Roast with Potatoes and Pumpkin

Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

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Pumpkin Potato Bake

Pumpkin potato bake: a perfect vegetarian/vegan recipe: soft potato and pumpkin cubes in a deliciously spicy coconut milk sauce.
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Course: Vegan Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Adina


  • 1.3 lbs potatoes 600 g
  • 1.3 lbs pumpkin 600 g, Note
  • 2 sticks lemongrass optional
  • 2 cm/ 0.7 inch ginger
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • fine sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the baking dish with a little bit of vegan (or regular) butter.
  • Prepare vegetables: Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Next, cut the pumpkin into similar sized cubes (if using Hokkaido pumpkin there will be no need to peel it). Place the vegetables into the prepared dish, add salt and pepper to taste and mix with your hands.
  • Prepare the rest of the ingredients: Top and tail the lemon grass sticks and remove their outer leaves. Chop them very very finely. Next, peel and grate the ginger. Remove the seeds of the chili (or leave them there if you like things hot) and chop the chili very finely. Place all these ingredients in a bowl and stir in the coconut milk.
  • Bake: Pour this mixture over the potatoes and pumpkin, dot with the remaining butter or vegan alternative, and bake for 40 or 50 minutes until the potatoes and the pumpkin are very tender. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Serve with salad or as a side dish.


Use a flavorful sort of pumpkin, like Hokkaido/red Kuri squash or butternut squash. Hokkaido doesn’t need to be peeled.


Serving: 1/4 of the bake | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 680mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g
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Marvellina @ What To Cook Today

Saturday 12th of November 2016

I'm loving all the pumpkin dishes you've dished out so far!!!

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Friday 11th of November 2016

This pumpkin potato casserole sounds fantastic and looks droolicious. I haven't had pumpkin potato casserole before but I can tell that I will love this. Because you have added so many of my favorites here. Hope you are having a lovely time. :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

I LOVE a good potato casserole and this one sounds delicious! I'm totally intrigued by the potato, pumpkin and coconut milk combination! I bet this tastes amazing! Cheers, friend!


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

It looks delicious. I would love to try it. I bought some coconut milk yesterday, I might try your recipe these days. x

Evi @ greenevi

Tuesday 8th of November 2016

Wow, Adina, this dish is so much my next favourite! Seriously! The combination of pumpkin, potatoes and coconut milk is all I ever want. And the lemon grass and ginger make it all so very special :)