24 Pumpkin Recipes To Make For Every Meal, Because This Seasonal Favorite Deserves A Constant Space On Your Plate
If the proliferation of pumpkin spiced everything hasn't yet turned you off from this seasonal squash, it's still prime time to enjoy as much of this gourd as possible — and that means whipping up as many fall pumpkin recipes as possible. After all, pumpkin is more versatile than it gets credit for. We're not just about pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie.
In fact, it's quite easy to enjoy this seasonal delicacy all day long. From pumpkin breakfast recipes to pumpkin dessert recipes there are so many ways to get your fix without feeling like you're about to turn into a pumpkin yourself. Savory, sweet, and spiced recipes add a diversity of flavors to this fall classic, transforming it into a seemingly endless number of possible dishes. From pancakes and waffles to soups and sandwiches, it's not only easy to eat pumpkin all day — it's pretty delicious.
Start off your day with a sweet treat, paired with a homemade pumpkin latte. Once lunchtime arrives, try out some soup or a sandwich — or switch things up with a quesadilla. Pasta dishes make a solid go-to for dinner, and of course, a pumpkin-filled day wouldn't be complete without a dessert. These 24 recipes will prove that this squash is great at any time of day.
1. Pumpkin Scones
Make these pumpkin scones by Five and Spice the day before, and you've got a quick breakfast the next day.
2. Pumpkin French Toast
With some pumpkin puree and plenty of pumpkin pie spice, Averie Cooks takes French toast to the next level.
3. Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte
Feel like having something other than a PSL? Cookie and Kate has got you covered with this tasty take on a classic chai latte.
4. Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes
Forget blueberry, banana, or chocolate chip pancakes. Mel's Kitchen Cafe proves that pumpkin is where it's at.
5. Pumpkin Spice Latte
You can never go wrong with a classic, right? Savory Sweet Life will save you a trip to the coffee shop with this recipe.
6. Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
For a snack or make-ahead breakfast, Averie Cooks' muffins are an indisputably tasty choice.
7. Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Waffles
You're going to want to break out the waffle iron for this one. Cookie and Kate's gluten-free waffles make the perfect breakfast.
8. Roasted Pumpkin And Sage Grilled Cheese
Pumpkin puree isn't the only way to go. I Am A Food Blog uses leftover roast pumpkin to make a grilled cheese even better.
9. Pumpkin Quesadillas With Lime-Jalapeño Yogurt
Let's just put it this way: pumpkin + cheese = a winning combination. The Kitchn combines the two in a quesadilla for an easy and delicious lunch.
10. Easy Pumpkin Curry
Curry is one of our favorite ways to get some more vegetables in our diet, and A Beautiful Mess makes a great seasonal version with pumpkin puree and coconut milk.
11. Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Of course, your mid-day snacks should also be pumpkin-filled. Cara's Cravings' pumpkin dip pairs well with fruit, veggies, and pita chips.
12. Pumpkin Sage Alfredo Pappardelle With Brown Butter
This creamy pasta by A Cozy Kitchen is the epitome of everything autumn, and we would like to eat it forever.
13. Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
Just when we think mashed potatoes can't possibly get any better, Steamy Kitchen goes and blows our minds.
14. Black Bean And Pumpkin Chili
With a slow cooker on hand, Mel's Kitchen Cafe's pumpkin chili makes for a great dinner with minimal prep.
15. Bowtie Pumpkin Pasta With Sage Butter
Feeling fancy? Follow A Beautiful Mess' instructions to make your own tasty seasonal pasta.
16. Pumpkin Mac And Cheese
I Am A Food Blog proves that magical things happen when you prepare cheese sauce with a roux. Stir in some pumpkin puree, and things get unbelievably good.
17. Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Craving something simple? A Cozy Kitchen's curry-based pumpkin soup will keep you warm on a cool night.
18. Pan-Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi With Brown Butter Sage
Is there anything better than buttery gnocchi? Maybe Steamy Kitchen's butter pumpkin gnocchi.
19. Pumpkin Doughnut Holes
Skip the Munchkins or store-bought doughnut holes, and make your own. Damn Delicious explains how to do the dessert justice.
20. Pumpkin Pie Fries
Try something untraditional for dessert. If you love pie crust, you'll be a big fan of House of Yumm's pumpkin pie "fries."
21. Pumpkin Butterfinger Cake
Ever wish you could combine your favorite dessert with your favorite Halloween candy? Now you can, with the help of Inside BruCrew Life.
22. Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Seasonal appropriateness be damned, you may never want to go back to plain cinnamon rolls after trying Bakerella's pumpkin version.
23. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
A cinnamon-sugar cookie always hits the spot, but The Kitchn makes them even better with a touch of pumpkin.
24. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes
With a graham cracker crumb topping, cream cheese filling, and plenty of vanilla buttercream frosting, Damn Delicious' cupcakes are pretty irresistible.
For more pumpkin ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
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