picture of pumpkin bruschetta


Cooperation with Casa Firelli

These little pumpkin bruschetta are a taste explosion! Crispy pan-fried bread, a hint of garlic, rich and buttery roasted Hokkaido squash, sweet and tangy pomegranate seeds, aromatic basil and a spicy umami hot sauce!

Italian brand Casa Firelli have provided their delicious hot sauce for me to be creative with.

It is handcrafted in Parma and made of Italian ingredients including Calabrian chilies, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and porcini mushrooms. It’s medium spicy, just enough to add a little kick to your food.

picture of firelli sauce with pumpkin bruschetta
picture of pumpkin bruschetta


Delicious roasted Hokkaido pumpkin on crispy baguette with umami Italian hot sauce, sweet pomegranate seeds and fresh basil
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Fingerfood
Cuisine italian fusion
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/2 small Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 french baguette or other bread
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-3 tablespoons Firelli hot sauce
  • basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 200 C°/ 400 F°
  • Now, gather all your ingredients and prepare them in the right amounts. That makes it so much easier and more fun and you're less likely to forget anything. 
  • Cut pumpkin in thin slices of about 4 mm and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Apply a little olive oil on each of them with a brush and sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Open the pomegranate and set aside about 1/3 cup of seeds for the bruschetta.
  • Roll some big basil leaves together into a cigar shape and then cut them finely.
  • When the pumpkin is ready and cooling, heat some olive oil in a pan and roast the sliced bread from both sides.
  • Cut the garlic clove in half and rub it over the bread slices.
  • Layer the pumpkin slices on the bread and add hot sauce.
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and basil and enjoy!
Keyword fingerfood
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Do you like the combination of pumpkin and bread? You might also like my Hokkaido Za’atar focaccia.

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