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Parmesan Basil Croquettes with Pesto Aioli

Parmesan Basil Croquettes with Pesto Aioli

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10 mins + 35 mins
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Serves 4
Vegetarian Vegetarian


  • 2 cups cubed pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Cooking oil spray

Pesto Aioli

  • 2/3 cup aioli
  • 2 Tbsp basil pesto


1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).

2. Place the pumpkin onto an oven tray, rub with oil and bake for 20 minutes to soften. Cool.

3. In a large bowl, add the cooked pumpkin, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan, basil, salt and pepper, combine well.

4. Use your hands to shape the mixture into 8-10 croquettes. Place the croquettes on a lined baking tray. Spray with cooking oil.

5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.

6. To make the pesto aioli, combine the aioli and pesto in a small bowl.

7. Serve the croquettes hot with the pesto aioli as a dipping sauce.

Helpful Tip:

This is a good way to use leftover cooked pumpkin.


• Energy 1713Kj • Protein 14g • Total Fat 23g • Saturated Fat 5g • Carbohydrates 36g • Sugars 10g • Sodium 1212mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.


Qty Price
Fresh Produce Pumpkin Cut Butterkin
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Countdown Olive Oil Classic $5.60 ea
$5.60 ea
Obento Bread Crumbs Panko $3.20 ea was $3.59
$3.20 ea was $3.59
Countdown Everyday Eggs Dozen Free Range Size 6 $6.60 ea
$6.60 ea
Talbot Forest Hard Cheese Parmesan
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Fresh Produce Basil Living Plant $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Masterfoods Seasoning Salt & Pepper Grinder
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Countdown Cooking Spray Canola Oil $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Eta Upside Down Aioli Thick N Creamy $3.99 ea
$3.99 ea
Countdown Chilled Pesto Basil & Pinenuts $5.50 ea
$5.50 ea