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A Dozen Ways To Cook With Pumpkin


It seems this time of year, everywhere you look are pumpkins. Pennies per portion, cooking with pumpkin is cheap when they’re in season. If you can find a recipe or two that you and your family likes, pumpkins can offer you affordable meals and snacks all autumn long. It makes a pretty nutritional food source, as well. This year, why not try cooking with pumpkin? Here are a ton of pumpkin recipes your whole family will love! Just puree your pumpkin, and use it where canned pumpkin is called for!

To puree your pumpkin:

Step one: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Step two: Remove that stringy mess of seeds and guts.

Step three: Cut your pumpkin into large chunks.

Step four: Cover the flesh side with foil and place them foil side up on a baking sheet.

Step five: Bake until tender (usually around an hour).

Step six: Scrape out the pumpkin flesh and puree in a blender.

Step seven: Strain to get rid of any stubborn chunks!

Now, for the delicious pumpkin recipes:


Pumpkin Cookies - Here are some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies you’ll have to hide from your family: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Bread - Or Pumpkin Gingerbread, to be more precise. This gorgeous loaf will disappear quickly, so you’d better make two! Pumpkin Ginger Bread.
Pumpkin Muffins - These pumpkin muffins are absolutely to die for: Pumpkin Muffins


Pumpkin Chili - Full of flavour and nutrition: Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkin Soup - It’s velvety perfection in a bowl : Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Sauce - Put it on your favourite pasta and serve with some buttered french bread: Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

In the morning

Pumpkin Waffles - They’re kinda like a pumpkin spice muffin in waffle form. Ridiculously good: Pumpkin Spice Waffles

For lunch

Pumpkin Sandwich Rolls - Spice up your sandwich game with these rolls: Pumpkin Sandwich Rolls

For dinner

Pumpkin Lasagna - This is a cheesy vegetarian soul-comforting dish that’s easy to make. You’ll want to come back to this over and over again: Pumpkin Lasagna

For dessert

Pumpkin Pie - This old staple never gets any less delicious: Pumpkin Pie

To snack on

Pumpkin Seeds - Just separate the seeds from the cuts, wash them and let them dry. Toss the seeds with a little oil and your favourite seasoning and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 40 minutes. Be sure to lightly oil your baking sheet!

What are your favourite pumpkin recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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