Pala'ai Recipes

Browse our recipes using pala'ai for everything from appetizers and main courses to side dishes and desserts.

Palaʻai Recipes

Honey Butter Roasted Squash

Rich butter & spicy cayenne pepper meet sweet palaʻai (Hawaiian squash). Try this easy pumpkin recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia for a quick and delicious dish.

Simple Creamy Pumpkin Bisque

Chef Casey Halpern of Café Pesto creates a creamy vegetarian palaʻai bisque or pumpkin soup, made with Hawaiʻi-grown squash & seven other wholesome ingredients.

Pumpkin & White Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A twist on the classic pineapple cake recipe, sweet pumpkin & caramelized white pineapple team up for a perfectly moist cake your ʻohana & friends will love!

Curried Kabocha Squash and Chicken Stew

Try this award winning pumpkin curry recipe by Carmela Alejandro of Waipahu High School culinary arts program. This hearty and healthy recipe was developed as a Problem Based Learning Project and was a winner of the 2022 Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Program's recipe contest.

Mac and Cheese with Pala'ai and Kaunamano Bacon

The ultimate comfort food, Mac & Cheese gets elevated in this recipe with a locally-sourced twist of nutritious orange squash (palaʻai) and bacon from Kaunamano Farm. Scroll down for the full video tutorial!

Chai Spiced Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

Try this creamy treat using Hawaiʻi grown palaʻai (pumpkin) & ‘ulu (breadfruit) flour. A great dessert to share with your family & friends!


how to cook fresh palaʻai

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