Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the pumpkin into ½ inch or slightly smaller slices and they them flat, cut-side down, on baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together the cheddar, breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, half the lemon zest, the garlic, a pinch of salt and some pepper.
Generously rub the pumpkin with olive oil and sprinkle with the crust mix, making sure the slices are covered with a thick coating. Gently press the coating on.
Roast for about 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender: test with a knife to make sure it is cooked through. If the coating is darkening too much, cover loosely with foil.
Mix the goat cheese with dill and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle the pumpkin with the remaining lemon zest and serve warm with goat cheese on the side.
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