Best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, steaming, baking, and frying. The tender, sweet flesh can be incorporated into both sweet and savoury dishes. Jap pumpkins can be cubed and tossed into stews, soups, and curries, fried into tempura, stirred into gratins and casseroles, mixed into risotto, or minced and stuffed into pasta. The squashes can also be roasted and served in grain bowls, baked into pies, cakes, and other pastries, or blended into mousses, creams, and jams.

To store, whole Jap Pumpkin is best kept in a cool, dry, and dark place. If Pumpkin is cut, wrap tightly in cling wrap and place it in the fridge.