9 Delicious Ways to Cook With Pumpkin

Oct 9, 2014
Christina Cherrier

Pumpkin pie is just the beginning! Star produce of Fall season, pumpkin can be used in everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Discover nine recipes form our index that illustrate the many uses of this versatile vegetable.

1. Parmesan Pumpkin Gnocchi

Ways to Cook With PumpkinGnocchi are a kind of easy-to-make Italian dumplings usually made of cooked potatoes, flour, and sometimes an egg. This time we used pumpkin instead of potatoes. The gnocchi are boiled and served with a sauce made of sage leaves infused in melted butter. Discover the Parmesan pumpkin gnocchi recipe here.

2. Spicy Vegetable Stew with Pumpkin, Celeriac, Turnips and Carrots

pumkin recipesYou can practically smell the campfire with this classic vegetable stew. It is the perfect side for a fall sunday dinner. Pumpkin is stewed with celeriac, turnip and carrots with a subtle blend of spices. Get the recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Puree

easy pumpkin pureeMany fall recipes call for pumpkin puree, and a lot of people are hesitant to make it from scratch and buy it in cans. But it’s way much easier than you could think and requires absolutely no ingredients beside your favorite fall produce. Just cut the pumpkin in chunk and roast in the oven before peeling and mashing with a fork. Get the recipe here.

4. Pumpkin & Caramel Custard

pumpkin dessert recipesDiscover a new way to use pumpkin to make delicious desserts. Caramel, pumpkin and chestnuts: this custard offers a fragrant mix of flavors. Pumpkin is so subtle that it’s almost impossible to notice it—perfect for kids who don’t like vegetables! Recipe here.

5. Apples and Pumpkin Verrines

pumpkin appetizer recipeThe sweetness of apple and pumpkin blend perfectly for an unexpected seasonal association. Cook the pumpkin in boiling water, saute the apple in butter, whip up a whipped cream and layer this delicious dessert into nice glasses. Get the recipe.

6. Philadelphia Pumpkin Soup

winter squash recipesPerfect for a cold, chilly afternoon, this creamy winter soup with red kuri squash is light, delicious, and comforting. Wrap yourself up in a thick blanket and slurp your soup watching a good movie! See the recipe here.

7. Pumpkin Quick Bread

cooking with pumpkinThis totally sugar free pumpkin bread has a very tender texture. The pumpkin gives this cake its surprising softness. Spread ricotta and homemade chutney on a good slice, it’s even better! Blend pumpkin pieces, combine with flour, baking powder, nuts, seeds, cheese and eggs. Bake for 50 minutes at 360°F(180°C) and enjoy! Discover the full recipe here.

8. Pumpkin & Pearl Barley Salad

pumpkin salad recipeWarm pumpkin and pearl barley—tossed with toasted pecans, pomegranate and a soja-orange sauce. Barley makes this fall salad hearty and substantial enough to serve as a main dish, perfect for your dinners at home or to bring at work for a quick lunch. Get the recipe.

9. Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

pumpkin cookies recipeYou can’t have Halloween party without any kind of creepily delicious looking pumpkin desserts. Kid-size and super-easy to make, these Halloween cupcakes will be the hit of your party. Recipe here.

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