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A Dozen Ways To Cook With Pumpkin

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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:

Sweet

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

Savoury

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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