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pumpkin croquettes cut in half
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Pumpkin Croquettes

A smooth and tasty pumpkin filling encased in a crisp shell.
Prep Time30 mins
10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: pumpkin croquettes
Servings: 12 croquettes
Calories: 54kcal


  • 2 cups mashed pumpkin (use a "dry" pumpkin)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 dessertspoon butter (10 grams)
  • 1 egg (separated)
  • 1/3 cup regular breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas (variation: replace half of the peas with finely chopped haloumi cheese)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • Beat mashed pumpkin, milk, butter and egg yolk in a stand mixer until smooth.
  • Stir mint, salt and pepper and regular breadcrumbs into the mixture.
  • Form the mixture into small balls and press thumb into centre of ball.
    shaping pumpkin croquettes 1
  • Add some of the peas or peas/haloumi and then close over the top of the ball again.
    shaping pumpkin croquettes 2
  • Add a little extra pumpkin mixture if necessary. Shape into a cylinder-type shape.
    shaping pumpkin croquettes 3
  • Roll in whisked egg white and then in panko breadcrumbs.
  • Place onto a tray and then place into fridge for at least half an hour.
  • Fry in hot vegetable oil until a golden colour.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1690IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg