Normally you can consider pumpkin as an ingredient for sweet desserts like pie (obviously), cookies, creme brulee, pudding and mousse, bread and muffins, and much more. But there are plenty of tasty pumpkin recipes that also use fall’s favorite squash. Think soups and stews, baked cheesy pastas and Basic Roast Side Dishes. Discover 20 of our tastiest pumpkin recipes. So try them yourself!
A duo of pumpkin and spaghetti squash Team up for this warm and cozy vegan soup, served with porcini and parmesan crostini for a bite of meatiness and umami.
Roasted pumpkin not only brings a bright orange hue to this pasta recipe, but it also makes spaghetti an instant fall favorite. Increase the heat by mixing pumpkin puree with a tablespoon of gochujang, plus more Buttermilk And pasta water.
If you’re the type of person who loves eating the crispy top layer of baked macaroni and cheese, this sheet pan is for you. It’s an even layer of crispy pastry topped with cheddar cheese, panko bread crumbs and pumpkin seeds.
Our readers chose this recipe as their all-time favorite dish, which means the long list of ingredients is worth it! Crushed tomatoes, Black beansCooking pumpkin and ribs creates a hearty cold-weather stew.
It’s not like lasagna which you would get at a typical red sauce restaurant. Layers of kale, Italian sausage, pumpkin spice béchamel, sage ricotta and fresh mozzarella bring fall flavor between each layer of lasagna noodles.
After carving a pumpkin for Halloween, don’t throw the insides into your compost. Turn them into chutney! This vegan preparation uses the “straps” from inside the pumpkin and turns them into a flavorful pumpkin dish that you can serve with rice or roti.
As soon as the first six-pack of Oktoberfest or pumpkin beer hits the shelves, it’s officially fall. Roasted Sugar Pie Pumpkin is baked with warm spices and your favorite pumpkin beer then is pureed into a warm, creamy concoction. Top with goat cheese and toasted pepitas.
“An all-in-one pantry meal to get you ready for fall.” The essentials of this dinner are canned chickpeas, canned pumpkin puree, a handful of quick-cooking pasta and a liter of chicken broth mixed in a pot; the rest, of course, is simply simmering and seasoning with a few fresh ingredients,” the recipe developer writes. Caroline Wright.
Your Halloween Party just got infinitely better with this friendly fall appetizer. Two kinds of cheese – Emmental and Gruyère – fill a sweet pumpkin with toasted bread cubes and a spiced cream mixture.
Sweet cinnamon-roasted pumpkin meets garlicky yogurt and a fragrant tomato sauce in this savory pumpkin recipe from Joy Huang of The kitchen of joy.
You can guarantee that this five-cheese (count ’em… five!) baked pasta with creamy pumpkin puree and savory pancetta will be on our table week after week this fall.
Bookmark this recipe and start the process of making salted egg yolks, as it takes a few weeks. But once ready, you can begin the rest of the cooking process.
Pack more flavor, more topping and more pumpkin with this salty and deep tart. It takes a few hours to prepare, so save this recipe for a cold weekend cooking project.
14. Pumpkin Porridge
Don’t judge a book by its cover…or in this case, a recipe by its name. Sure, porridge might not look exactly appealing, but spicy oatmeal mixed with pumpkin puree is exactly what we want to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a quick family dinner to cook which requires very little clean-up, turn to this tasty pumpkin recipe.
As soon as the temperature drops below 60℉, our dinners shift from grilled fish and vegetables to soul-warming soups and stews. This savory pumpkin recipe made with cranberry beans, potatoes, pumpkin, and Tuscan kale does the trick.
“Thanks to a sweet and sour coating of balsamic vinegar, vanilla, brown sugar“, olive oil, and salt, this recipe is a fun change from your typical roasted pumpkin seeds,” writes recipe developer Phyllis Grant.
Oh my gosh, this is the best gnocchi upgrade ever: using both pumpkin potatoes and Russet potatoes for the dough gives the pasta an orange color and fall flavor.
This is the perfect recipe to make from mid to late September because it calls for seasonal dishes like corncob and pumpkin which are only found together during the last days of summer.
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