Mexican Pumpkin Patch Halloween Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise

Mexican Pumpkin Patch Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise, chicken burger, Hellmans, Knorr Mexican Flavour Pots, Halloween, All Hallows Eve,

Did you know that pumpkins originate from North America and the oldest recorded seeds date back to between 7000 and 5500 BC which were found in Mexico? Well with that in mind I decided to make some pumpkin shaped Halloween rolls with a touch of Mexican spice to enjoy at Halloween. We love Halloween in in our household and judging by the enormous sack of Halloweenalia (is that a word) I have accumulated after every Halloween sale I think I might just enjoy it more than the kids. My son is too old (and cool) to come trick or treating any more but my daughter loves getting all glammed up in spooky make-up and black nail varnish. I think I’m making up for lost time as Halloween was only every celebrated by Americans when I was a child and I only remember trick or treaters coming on the scene when I was a teenager.

Mexican Pumpkin Patch Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise, chicken burger, Hellmans, Knorr Mexican Flavour Pots, Halloween, All Hallows Eve,

So on All Hallows Eve the last thing I want to be doing is spending my time cooking when there is so much fun to be had either getting my daughter ready, opening the door to trick or treaters or going off round the neighbourhood ourselves trick or treating (accompanied by our black cat and no I’m not an actual witch)! Hence I came up with these Mexican Pumpkin Patch Halloween Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise. You can make the rolls ahead of time and just put together with your chicken, salad and wasabi mayonnaise at the last minute. The rolls use the quick no-knead method so only have one proving and you can get your kids to help make them or they could make them all by themselves depending on their age!

Mexican Pumpkin Patch Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise, chicken burger, Hellmans, Knorr Mexican Flavour Pots, Halloween, All Hallows Eve,

My daughter was busy doing homework when I made these rolls but you should have seen the look of delight on her face when she saw them and the compliments were flowing thick and fast! Job done! The Mexican spice flavour was mild as I wanted the rolls to be child friendly but if you wanted to make them pack more of a punch you could always double the amount of Mexican flavouring! The Mayonnaise with a hint of Wasabi was not too hot for my daughter’s taste and the family really enjoyed this quick and easy Halloween meal.

Daughter's 1st Halloween aged 2 and last year aged 10! Plus Coco catching a few zz's before trick or treating! Cat faced pumpkins - off course!

Daughter’s 1st Halloween aged 2 and last year aged 10! Plus Coco catching a few zz’s before trick or treating! Cat faced pumpkins – off course!

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Mexican Pumpkin Patch Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise
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A chicen burger with a Halloween twist - Mexican Pumkin Patch Rolls with Chicken and Wasabi Mayonnaise will put a smile of everyone's faces this Halloween!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • For rolls:
  • 250g Strong wholemeal flour
  • 250g Strong white flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Light brown sugar
  • 1 x 7g Sachet fast action yeast
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 300mls Warm water
  • 1 - 2 x 23g Knorr Mexican Flavour Pot/s (or improvise)
  • 1 egg yolk, whisked for egg wash
  • Sesame seeds for decoration
  • For filling:
  • Just cooked breaded, battered or natural chicken breasts (I used frozen) or veggie equivalent
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Hellmans Mayonnaise with a hint of Wasabi
  • For top:
  • 8 Cocktail gherkins
  1. Put the flours, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix thoroughly (I use a fork).
  2. Put the Mexican Flavour Pot/s into a measuring jug, add a little warm water to dissolve and then make up to 300mls with more warm water and add the oil.
  3. Pour into the dry ingredients and with a wooden spoon mix to form a dough (you’ll want to get your hands it towards the end).
  4. Knead the dough in the bowl into a ball shape.
  5. Transfer to worktop (I found I didn’t need any flour but you might) and divide into 8 equal portions (I like to weigh mine).
  6. Shape each section into a ball shape by kneading.
  7. Lay the balls of dough onto a floured baking tray and cover in oiled cling film.
  8. Put in a warm place to rise for 30 – 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  9. Pre-heat oven to 200⁰C.
  10. Once dough has risen push your finger into each ball to make an indent.
  11. Then using a small knife (a plastic one is good if children are helping to make these) make 6 to 8 cuts around each indentation.
  12. Brush on the egg yolk wash and sprinkle on sesame seeds.
  13. Place in oven on middle shelf and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, turning the rolls over after 20 minutes to avoid burning (I also swivel the tray round for even baking).
  14. Place rolls on a rack to cool.
  15. Once cool, split the rolls and fill with lettuce, tomato slices, a squeeze of wasabi mayonnaise and hot chicken.
  16. Finish off the look by placing a cocktail gherkin in the top of each roll (you may need to puncture the hole with a chopstick or similar). Et voila!

For more Halloween inspiration why not check out my Spooky Yogurt Scrolls and Kransakage Mummies, Roasted Pumpkin Hummus from Helen or Pumpkin Bread from Laura.

Mexican Pumpkin Patch Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise, chicken burger, Hellmans, Knorr Mexican Flavour Pots, Halloween, All Hallows Eve,

Indent, cut, egg yolk wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds for a pumpkin effect!

I’m entering my Mexican Pumpkin Patch Halloween Rolls with Chicken & Wasabi Mayonnaise into the following blog events:

Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen and hosted this month by Hannah
Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily
Tasty Tuesdays hosted by Vicki

recipe-of-the-weekTasty TuesdaysCredit Crunch MunchDisclaimer: I was sent a hamper of goodies from @UnileverKitchen (containing amongst other things Hellmans, Colemans and Knorr branded products) and asked to come up with a dish for Halloween. The best dish will win a prize. Check out other entries on Twitter via #UnileverHalloween.



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  1. Martina Evans

    Such a great idea. I love the shape of the rolls!

  2. Maya Russell

    Lovely pumpkin-shaped rolls. Delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya:-)

  3. Jane Middleton

    Love the shape of the rolls, looks great

  4. Maddy

    Very creative! Love making food fun!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    My daughter loves these and is going to make them for her party on saturday, so thank you

    1. Camilla


  6. Farhana

    Some great ideas, thanks

  7. Heather Haigh

    They look great – was a good idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather:-)

  8. Sam Williams

    These are so creative, and look delicious

  9. Niori

    They look great and I am going to have a go at making them – sure the kids would love them too! What would you suggest as an alternative to the wasabi mayo, as none of us like it. I’m thinking maybe corn relish?

    1. Camilla

      I’d just use normal mayo and corn relish would be fab aswell:-)

  10. Sisley White

    The rolls are so clever, I think the mini gherkins make it really special. I’m going to have to try making these!
    Thank you x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) Let me know how you get on!

  11. Ursula Hunt

    Passed this recipe onto my daughter for her halloween party

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  12. Maddy

    Love the spiciness

  13. Paul Wilson

    Could add some pumpkin to the recipe to make it really seasonal.

    1. Camilla

      Yes you certainly could:-)

  14. Honest mum

    How amazing are these (they remind me a little of Greek sesame seed coated bread) and love the Halloween pics-gorgous post! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  15. Julie's Family Kitchen

    I love your Halloween rolls, not only are they fun but look incredibly tasty too. Good luck with the competition.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Julie:-)

  16. Anne Dalzell

    I’ve just made pumpkin pizza pie for dinner for tonight as i’m heading to work in a mo. I love cooking with pumpkin and am always looking for new ways to cook with it. Thanks Camilla for another great recipe, good luck too with your entry.

    1. Camilla

      I’m afraid these are just pumpkins shaped, no actual pumpkins were harmed in the making of these rolls LOL:-)

  17. Deena kakaya

    Love that this this recipe looks playful, clever, yummy and technically lovely all at the same time x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Deena:-)

  18. Tracy Nixon

    Fabulous! The kids would love these!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, my daughter loved them:-)

  19. Paul Wilson

    Brilliant! Love the pumpkin effect.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  20. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    What a fun idea and bet the rolls taste so good too. We are still doing trick to treat, sadly! Thanks for linking to my bread 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I love taking my daughter trick or treating, Coco comes too:-)

  21. Maddy

    Not really used wasabi before, so intrigued!

    1. Camilla

      Me neither, I’ve only ever had Wasabi coated peanuts or dried peas! It’s a bit like horseradish!

  22. Sally - My Custard Pie

    Such a great idea. Lovely pics of your daughter too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Sally:-)

  23. Ursula Hunt

    Ingenious design and sound tasty too

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula:-)

  24. William Gould

    Great idea for the kids to join in!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, plenty to keep them occupied:-)

  25. Alison

    These look fabulous and I love your cat pumpkin as well.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you:-)

  26. Ciara (@My Fussy Eater)

    These look brilliant! Such a clever idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  27. Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper

    These are amazing- easily my favourite recipe find this week! I’m not sure If my two are a little young for these this year, but am going to pin as an idea for future years! 🙂 #tastytuesdays

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  28. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    I love the idea of these pumpkin shaped rolls – I think they may be gracing our table this Halloween!

    1. Camilla


  29. Elizabeth

    What a fantastic idea! I love it, and all those flavours sound so lovely too!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth:-)

  30. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is such a creative recipe. I love it! I bet kids would love them too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  31. Vicki Montague

    I love these! What a great idea shaping your rolls like that! I am going to have a go at shaping some gluten-free rolls in the same way. Smashing! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      That’s great, glad to have inspired:-)

  32. kellie@foodtoglow

    What a fun-sounding recipe, Camilla! It is a nice change to see a savoury Halloween recipe, and so easy to tweak the filling for vegetarians. Pinning etc. Love this. PS as someone who grew up in America and favoured savoury over sweet, I would have traded all my candy for something like this 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, that’s lovely to hear Kellie and yes this dish is easily made vegetarian:-)

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