The moment fall comes, we find ourselves itching to start cooking with pumpkin almost immediately. We doubt you’ll be surprised, then, to learn that we’ve been searching all over the Internet to find as many delicious pumpkin based recipes and meal ideas as we possibly can, keeping our tummies filled all fall long!
Just in case you love cooking with pumpkins in the autumn as much as we do, here are 15 of the very best recipes we’ve come across so far in this year’s search.
1. Ravioli with pumpkin Alfredo
If pasta dishes have always been your favourite thing to prepare and eat (besides anything else involving pumpkin, of course), then we think we just might have found the perfect dish for you to try right off the bat! Taste and Tell guides you step by step through the process of making delicious ravioli with creamy pumpkin Alfredo sauce and a sprinkling of crunchy pine nuts.
2. Pumpkin crostini with arugula and pesto
Would you rather try making yourself something that leans a little closer to the snack or appetizer side of things? Perhaps you’re collecting smaller dishes so you can enjoy more than one kind of pumpkin thing at once, like a buffet style meal. In any case, one of our current obsessions is this delicious pumpkin crostini recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen that’s also topped with cheese, arugula, pesto, and pomegranate.
3. Healthy pumpkin and sage stuffed shells
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about pasta based pumpkin recipes but you’d rather include even more pumpkin than just in the cream sauce, as you saw before? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Eat Yourself Skinny made these seasoned pumpkin puree stuffed shells, topped with fragrant and delicious sage.
4. Creamy pumpkin and cheddar scalloped potatoes
Did we really hit the nail on the head when we started talking about delicious pumpkin flavoured starches, but we picked the wrong one and you’d much prefer potatoes over pasta? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Cooking for Keeps made these delectable creamy pumpkin and cheddar scalloped potatoes instead!
5. Pumpkin and bacon mac and cheese
Did our mention of the combination of pumpkin and cheese in one place really catch your attention, but you’re looking for something a little more rich and indulgent because you’d like to make it for your kids? Then we think you just might find what you’re looking for in this practically unbelievable pumpkin and bacon mac and cheese recipe featured on The Cookie Rookie!
6. Chicken pumpkin quinoa chowder
When we start to think about all the things we want to cook this fall, our minds often wander to hearty, warm soups and how contented they make us feel. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this fantastic chicken, pumpkin, and quinoa chowder recipe featured in full detail on Wholefully! Our family loves this recipe so much that we’ve already made it twice this year.
7. Pumpkin tomato basil meatballs
Just in case we’ve got you thinking about classic call dishes now but soups have never really been your favourite, here’s a completely scrumptious meatball recipe that’s so good we could hardly believe our tastebuds! See how these irresistible pumpkin tomato basil meatballs outlined step by step on Wholesomelicious are made!
8. Brown butter pumpkin grits
We’ve been showing you entrees all this time, but they’ve mostly been for lunch and dinner. What about a pumpkin based main course for breakfast? Well, thanks to Peas and Crayons, you can try out this absolutely delicious brown butter pumpkin grits, best served with a fried egg right on top.
9. Creamy pumpkin pasta
Are you actually still thinking about how much you liked the idea of making a pumpkin based pasta dish, but you just haven’t quite seen the one that completely speaks to you? Then here’s another alternative for your consideration! Check out hot Yummy, Healthy, Easy made an irresistible creamy pumpkin pasta that’s both “skinny” (or, rather, nutritionally conscious) and also vegetarian.
10. Savoury pumpkin pancakes
We’ll admit that we were very curious indeed when we scrolled by this particular pumpkin recipe because we’d only ever tried sweet pancakes before, but the moment we read through the recipe and instructions on Ruchi’s Kitchen, the more these savoury pumpkin pancakes appealed ti us!
11. Pumpkin cream cheese skillet cornbread
Are you actually the kind of person who mostly enjoys cooking more classic dishes but you’ll admit that you love putting a bit of a flavour spin on them at just about any chance? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Melanie Makes baked this pumpkin cream cheese skillet cornbread that’s so rich and delicious we could hardly stop ourselves eating the whole thing.
12. Baked parmesan pumpkin fries
By this point, you’ve probably tried potato fries and perhaps also sweet potato fries, but did you know that pumpkin fries are an option too? Well, if you didn’t, then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! We’d suggest immediately giving these baked parmesan pumpkin fries outlined step by step on Wholefully a try!
13. Pumpkin, beef, and black bean chilli
Did we almost hit the mark when we started talking about how satisfying fall soups can be, but you’ve actually always been a little more of a chilli person? Then we have a feeling you’re going to love the idea of making this fantastic pumpkin, beef, and black bean chilli as outlined on Country Living! We love that they’ve included pieces of jalapeno on top, but you can always skip them if you prefer non-spicy foods.
14. Thai pumpkin laksa with crunchy fried chickpeas
Are you actually still thinking about how much you love the idea of making yourself a delicious fall soup but you can’t help wondering whether there’s something a little more unique you can make yourself rather than just a standard pumpkin puree soup? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Half Baked Harvest made this amazingly mouth watering Thai pumpkin laksa! We love that they added fried chickpeas for a little bit of crunch.
15. Pumpkin cannelloni with sage brown butter sauce
Perhaps your favourite ideas on this list so far have been the pumpkin stuffed ideas that let you season a deliciously soft textured pumpkin filling and enjoy it in something else you love making? In that case, you sound like the perfect person to try this pumpkin cannelloni prepared with sage brown butter sauce. Get the full details for making it yourself on Country Living.