Pumpkins are part of the squash family, so if you haven’t tried them before, you can expect a similar creaminess and sweetness to other squash vegetables. Due to their subtle flavour and pleasant texture, it’s hard not to love pumpkin. So we have gathered some of the best pumpkin recipes for you to try out with your family or friends this halloween or winter. We’ve added inspiration for all times of the day, from breakfast through to dinner and dessert, so you have no reason to miss out!
Pumpkin ticks all the boxes when it comes to suitability for pancakes, including the soft texture and sweetness. We all love pancakes, so it’s the perfect breakfast to help liven up the festive spirit in your home, not to mention they’re also pretty simple to make. We found different variations of this recipe, but if you like cinnamon, you’re definitely in for a treat:
Looking for something a little lighter? This pumpkin salad recipe is simple but delicious, and the good thing about salad is that it’s really easy to switch or add different ingredients. For example, if goat’s cheese is too overpowering, try something a bit milder. This recipe suggests sprinkling the salad over some brown rice, couscous or bulgur wheat for a more filling option.
This creamy dish makes use of pumpkin puree and is another simple recipe to whip up. You can easily turn this recipe into a vegetarian option by switching to vegetable broth and removing the sausage for a veggie alternative.
Curry is another versatile and hearty dish that you can make to see you through the cold, winter months. Curries seem to involve a lot of ingredients, but most of them are just spices, so the actual preparation is not that time consuming once you get your cupboard stocked up. Pumpkin can be used as a nutritious addition to any curry and thanks to its wholesome properties (slow-releasing carbohydrate), it’s one of those foods that will keep you fuller for longer:
Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookies:
We couldn’t ignore these cookies by SweetSugarBelle and this is definitely something the children can get involved with. This second recipe adds a festive friendly touch with the addition of pumpkin pie spice extract and pumpkin emulsion.
Pumpkin pie has always been huge in America, so it’s about time we embraced it a bit more in the UK. This pumpkin recipe has a maple syrup twist but you can find plenty of traditional recipes online too.
If you think this is too rich, here’s a vegan friendly alternative by Fablunch that will be just as substantial, but slightly healthier if you want to avoid all that cream: