What makes the trouble of pureeing pumpkin worthwhile? You can use it in almost anything. You can turn it into pasta sauce, cook it into pancake batter, stir it into yogurt or even combine it with melted cheese for an earthy dip.
The following 13 recipes showcase some of my favorite ways to use both pumpkin puree and non-pureed pumpkin, and I recommend you try at least a few of them ASAP. Because if fall’s not about gorging on decadent pumpkin dishes, what is it about?
10-Minute Pumpkin Oatmeal
Credit: Damn Delicious.
If you can’t choose between pumpkin and pecan pie, don’t fret. Now you can eat both—for breakfast.
Credit: Somewhat Simple.
Make an extra big batch for weekend breakfast, then reheat and eat leftovers for cozy weekday mornings.
If fall weather has you desperate to bake, you might as well pick something that’ll make a great grab-and-go breakfast.
Pumpkin Pesto, Date And Ripe Chèvre Sandwich
Credit: Eat in My Kitchen.
This recipe is a little more involved than your run-of-the-mill lunch sandwich. But whip up some pumpkin pesto and you can dollop it onto all kinds of things, from sandwiches and eggs to pasta.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Credit: As Easy as Apple Pie.
Speaking of things you can dollop on anything, this easy hummus will add fall flavor to toast, pita chips or your favorite kale salad.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Credit: Life Made Simple.
Love lunch but hate meal prep? This simple chili is the answer to your problem and makes enough to feed you for a whole week.
Credit: The Iron You.
This spice-filled vegan dish is great served over rice or another whole grain.
Roasted Pumpkin With Maple, Chili And Feta
Credit: Recipe Tin Eats.
This tender, comforting recipe is the perfect side dish to roast chicken or braised beef. It also makes a great lunch salad topper when served over simply dressed greens.
Pumpkin Mac And Cheese With Roasted Veggies
Pumpkin puree makes keeps this recipe creamy while cutting down on the amount of actual cream and cheese. Fear not, though, there’s still plenty of flavor.
Roasted Pumpkin Quiche With Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola And Sage
Credit: Closet Cooking.
Looking to impress a brunch guest or two? Baking eggs, pumpkin, herbs and cheese into puff pastry crust is definitely one way to do it.
Credit: Tasty Kitchen.
Shake up your pumpkin game with these zesty enchiladas.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon And Spicy Fried Chickpeas
Credit: Yammie’s Noshery.
Pumpkin soup is great on its own, but crispy bacon and chickpeas add crunch, flavor and extra staying power.
Pumpkin Chicken Curry With Cranberry Coconut Almond Rice
Credit: Heather Christo.
This next-level chicken curry makes a comforting dinner, but tastes even better reheated the next day.