Pumpkins aren’t just for carving. Try one of the following yummy pumpkin recipes!
Here is a quick list of some of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Keep reading for more information about each.
Carving pumpkins is always good fun, but I’d argue that eating them is waaaaay better. Let’s all remember that pumpkins are actual fruits that provide our bodies with myriad benefits when we digest them! According to the USDA, pumpkin provides a range of essential vitamins and minerals, including:
- vitamin A, B-6, C, and E
- pantothenic acid
Now you’re probably quite familiar with pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes, but there are tons of other ways you can use pumpkin! It is just another squash after all. Use it how you would use any other hard squash (like butternut or acorn).
I’ve had a few people ask me if the jack-o-lantern size pumpkins are edible or if the small “pie pumpkins” are the only edible ones. You can eat all the pumpkin varieties! The only downside is that sometimes the “decorative” pumpkins don’t have as intense flavor as the pie ones, but they are still certainly edible. I use the larger carving pumpkins when I cook because I like making a lot at once. I’ve never noticed anything “wrong” or “bad” in the flavor. Tastes just like pumpkin!
7 Fall-Tastic Pumpkin Recipes
Say goodbye to buying canned pumpkin puree, and hello to making your own! Pumpkin puree is definitely the easiest pumpkin recipe around, and it’s so versatile too! This is the base for many of the following recipes.
Pumpkin butter is one of my fall staples! I love slathering it on a piece of toast, it’s also used in the pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe below.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
The perfect Sunday breakfast for a chilly autumn morning. These are so fun to make and super tasty too.
I could eat pasta every night, and this is one of my new favorite ways to eat it. I love the creaminess that the pumpkin gives the sauce.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
This is one of the easiest recipes in the list. I love making these for a quick snack throughout the week. It’s fun getting creative with the seasonings you put on these. You can go for a sweet mix with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Or you can go savory with garlic powder and a little salt and pepper. My favorite though is a heaping sprinkle of nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus
A great twist on a classic favorite. I love that hummus is soooo versatile. This is a great fall treat!
Pumpkin spice latte
Here’s a delicious cup of fall made in the comfort of your own home. I bet you even have most of (if not all of the ingredients in your pantry already). You won’t even miss your daily Starbucks trip!