1. Pumpkin Soup – This creamy soup combines pumpkin purée with a range of seasonings, including garlic, onion and nutmeg, to create a delicious base. Adding vegetable stock and coconut milk give it an extra depth of flavor that makes it perfect for chilly days.
2. Pumpkin Risotto – This comforting rice dish is packed with flavor, and the pumpkin purée makes for a velvety texture. You can use either vegetable or chicken stock, and then add some sautéed onions, garlic, sage and Parmesan cheese to taste.
3. Roasted Pumpkin Salad – A simple yet delicious way to enjoy pumpkin is roasting it in the oven, and then adding it to a salad. The sweetness of the pumpkin is balanced out with peppery arugula, feta cheese and crunchy walnuts. A zesty balsamic vinaigrette brings all the flavors together in harmony.
4. Pumpkin Gnocchi – Making gnocchi from scratch is so much easier than you think, and using pumpkin puree as the base gives it an extra boost of flavor. Boil the gnocchi for a few minutes until they float to the top and then serve with your favorite sauce.
5. Pumpkin Pie – Of course, this classic dessert wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin! Start with a flaky pie crust, fill it with spices and pumpkin purée, and then bake until golden brown. Topping with whipped cream takes this classic to the next level.