Introduction: Savory Pumpkin Bruschetta

In this Instructable, I will demonstrate how to make a delicious easy bruschetta with homemade crostini exploding with flavor. This dish is perfect for parties and get-together's.


  • Crostini
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Onion
  • Lemon Juice
  • Goat Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Rosemary
  • Cayenne
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh Pumpkin

Step 1: Wash a Pie Pumpkin Thoroughly.

Step 2: Cutting Your Pumpkin

Cut your pumpkin on both sides and scoop out the seeds and goop with a spoon. You can save the seeds for later for roasting if you would like.

Step 3: The Bacon

Cook the bacon per package instructions.

Step 4: Pumpkin Cubes

Cut the pumpkin into cubes.

Step 5: The Crostini Butter

Fold Rosemary and nutmeg into butter that is room temperature.

Step 6: The Walnuts

Chop 1 cup of walnuts.

Step 7: Buttering the Crostini

Add Rosemary butter to top and bottom of crostini. Be generous!

Step 8: Roasting the Pumpkin

Add diced pumpkin in roasting pan and cover with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and cook for 20-30 minutes.

Step 9: Cooking the Crunch

Add walnuts, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped bacon, Rosemary butter, olive oil, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a pan and simmer on medium heat until browned crunchy. Set aside to cool.

Step 10: Making the Crostini

Add crostini to pan at medium heat and brown on both sides.

Step 11: Putting It All Together

Add roasted pumpkin, crunch, goat cheese, and dash of lemon together. Mix carefully and add to crostini.