Fall is here, and that means it's time to embrace all things pumpkin! From sweet treats to savory dishes, this versatile squash is the star ingredient in some of the most delicious pumpkin recipes around. In this blog post, we're going to share some of our favorite must-eat pumpkin recipes that are perfect for the season. Whether you're looking for breakfast ideas, appetizers, or desserts, we've got you covered. So put on your favorite cozy sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte (or your preferred fall beverage), and get ready to indulge in these tasty and festive dishes!
As I mentioned in this post, this time I year I get some serious cravings for pumpkin. Pumpkin anything. I've been finding tons of great recipes this year and got some great recommendations from you guys, here's a little sampling for you to drool over:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls via Bakedbree.com
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles via Annie Eats
Spiced Pumpkin Sippers via Farm Chicks
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake via Bakedbree.com (recommended by Andrea who also had the brilliant suggestion of DQ pumpkin pie blizzards. Um, YUM).
I haven't had time to make all this deliciousness yet, but I did make one amazing dish that I'll post soon and it's gooood, really good. Hopefully, this can tide you over till then!
Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, from sweet to savory. By embracing the season and trying out some of these must-eat pumpkin recipes, you can add some warmth and comfort to your meals. From classic pumpkin pie to savory pumpkin soup, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So why not give one of these recipes a try and let us know what you think in the comments? We would love to hear about your experience with these delicious pumpkin recipes!
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of pumpkin for recipes?
When it comes to using pumpkins in recipes, not all of them are created equal! The best type of pumpkin for cooking and baking is the sugar or pie pumpkin. They have a sweeter and denser flesh that makes them perfect for making pies, breads, soups, and other savory dishes. Avoid using jack-o-lantern pumpkins as they have less flavor and more water content. Other types of pumpkins such as kabocha, butternut squash, and acorn squash can also be used in recipes as substitutes for sugar pumpkins. Happy cooking!
What food types are pumpkins?
Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that are often used in cooking. They are considered to be a versatile food because they can be used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. Some common ways that pumpkins are used in cooking include:
Pumpkin pie: This is probably the most well-known pumpkin dish, and it's a popular dessert during the fall season.
Roasted pumpkin: Cut up pieces of pumpkin can be roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a delicious side dish.
Pumpkin soup: Pureed pumpkin makes for an excellent base for soups, especially when paired with warming spices like ginger and nutmeg.
Pumpkin bread: Similar to banana bread, pumpkin bread is a sweet treat that can be enjoyed any time of day.
Pumpkin seeds: The seeds from inside the pumpkin can also be roasted and eaten as a snack.
Pumpkins are also high in nutrients like vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, making them a healthy addition to your diet!
How many types of pumpkin are there?
There are hundreds of varieties of pumpkins available, varying in size, color, shape, and flavor. Some of the most popular types include Connecticut Field, Big Max, Cinderella, and Sugar Pie. Pumpkins can also be categorized based on their use- carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, and decorative pumpkins. So, you definitely have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pumpkin varieties!