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Anna's roast pumpkin, parmessan and bacon patties with salsa

6
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
20 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe by our WW Ambassador Anna. Follow her on Instagram @feedmehealthy_annavandyken

Ingredients

Pumpkin, butternut, raw

500 g, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes

Olive oil

1½ tsp

Egg(s)

2 medium

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

Breadcrumbs

1¼ cup(s), (90g)

Shortcut bacon

50 g, fat trimmed, finely chopped

Seasoning

2 tsp, Tuscan variety

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s)

Green shallot(s)

2 individual, chopped

Cherry tomato

150 g, diced

Avocado

½ medium, finely chopped

Lemon juice

1 tbs

Mixed salad leaves

2 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Arrange pumpkin on a large baking tray in a single layer. Pour ½ tsp olive oil over pumpkin, season with salt and pepper and toss well. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool, mash and set aside.
  2. Combine mashed pumpkin, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs, bacon, seasoning, half the parsley and half the shallots in a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop mixture into 16 balls and flatten into patties.
  3. To make salsa, combine remaining shallots, cherry tomatoes, avocado and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Cook patties in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Serve patties on mixed leaves and with salsa.

Notes

TIP: Patties can be prepared several hours ahead. Place on a baking-paper lined tray, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.