Monday, October 6, 2014

20 Pumpkin Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Helllllllllllllo pumpkin season! My family loves this time of year. We get to eat one of the world’s tastiest and most budget friendly and nutritional foods around – the pumpkin!

Many folks, including myself once upon a time, only use pumpkin to make desserts which is fine (and could you pass the pumpkin pie around the dinner table again? I want seconds) but are seriously missing out on pumpkin’s  national benefits.  According to WebMD:

”Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don't just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up…homemade pumpkin recipes"






Once I started thinking about how to use pumpkin as the squash that it is, my meals got a lot more pumpkintastic and for less since I bake, puree, and freeze our Halloween pumpkins for later treats.

1. How to bake and puree fresh pumpkin from Lazy Budget Chef
2. Pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup from Tastes Better From Scratch
3. Pumpkin waffles from Bombshell Bling
4. Pumpkin chili from Simply Stacey
5. Sweet pumpkin curry from Pumpkin Recipes
6. Pumpkin and black bean chili from Tastes Better From Scratch
7. Dried pumpkin treats from Lazy Budget Chef
8. Cheesy pumpkin lentil pot pies from Amuse Your Bouche (I love the name of her blog! Bouche is French for mouth.)
9. Pumpkin feta empanadas  from Amuse Your Bouche
10. Chicken enchiladas with pumpkin cream sauce from Cheeky Kitchen
11. Roasted pumpkin and rocket salad from Food on Paper
12. Pumpkin mac n cheese from Closet Kitchen
13. Pumpkin alfredo from Juanita’s Cocina
14. Chicken pumpkin curry from Pretty Elements
15. Spiced pumpkin chickpea stew from Elle’s New England Kitchen
16. Roasted pumpkins with bacon and brown sugar from Creative Cynchronicity
17. Crispy lamb with pumpkin rice from Samantha’s Supper
18. Beef and pumpkin stew from Meatified
19. Homemade pumpkin pasta from Minimalist Baker
20. Pumpkin and chorizo soup with cilantro from Closet Kitchen 

How do you eat pumpkin?

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