It’s October, which means pumpkin-flavored things are everywhere. Being a basic pumpkin spice lover myself I’m always excited to see these squashes and the others starting to line the shelves at grocery stores. And even though pumpkin pie is the first thing I think when I see one there are also some other great recipes you can make with pumpkins this season.
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6 Easy Pumpkin Recipes
- Pumpkin dump cake. So, this is another dessert dish, but it has become a favorite at my house all throughout the year. Dump cakes are such an easy way to have a sweet tasty treat with minimal mess and ingredients. My favorite recipe is from Lil’ Luna.
- Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce. I first tried this recipe after having a similar squash-based sauce from Trader Joe’s, which was fantastic but I wanted to make it without the heavy cream. So I followed this recipe from Budget Bytes and substituted the cream for oat milk. It has great fall flavor and you could even add cheese to give it more of a mac and cheese feel for the kids.
- Pumpkin Chili. Chili is a staple at our house. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and a guaranteed way that I can insert more veggies into my kids without a fight. Even my picky eater will happily ask for seconds of chili, so pumpkin chili was a no-brainer for me. Here’s a great recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction that’s easy to follow!
- Pumpkin and Rosemary Rolls. I made these last year for Thanksgiving with my daughter and definitely plan to make them again. They’re a great way to add more veggies to the mostly bread diet that kids like to have around the holidays, and it makes rolls seem much more festive.
- Pumpkin Curry. I love curry, so I try to sneak it into our dinner menu as much as I can. This pumpkin curry recipe from Yup, it’s Vegan totally surprised me. It’s packed with flavor and very easy to substitute different veggies depending on your own personal taste or what’s available in your kitchen.
- Air fryer Pumpkin Seeds. I’m going and be honest with you, I have not had a ton of luck with my air fryer since I got it three years ago. But, I’m always willing to try to use it when an interesting recipe comes up. Last year after carving pumpkins I decided to try this recipe from Vegetarian Mamma and it worked like a charm. And it’s a great way not to waste all those pumpkin seeds once you’re done carving!