Pumpkin recipes are an autumn staple, so if you’ve never cooked with pumpkin before or if you’re simply looking for exciting new recipe ideas, have a look through our gallery for some great inspiration.
Pumpkins sometimes get overlooked as an ingredient and instead only as something to carve faces into at Halloween, but there are so many varieties of pumpkin to choose from and so many wonderful recipes that bring out the best in this root veg. Try a creamy pumpkin soup for those cold days when you fancy something warming that won’t take hours to cook. With a good kick from the chilli this recipe is sure to rid you of any cold and flu symptoms you may have.
Because it’s such a versatile ingredient, pumpkin works with all sorts of flavours and in all different dishes, from comforting stews and casseroles on a chilly winter's night to a refreshing, light supper.
For a great vegan recipe, try our pumpkin and sweet potato curry – it takes 30 minutes to get on the table, which makes it a great midweek meal. It’s also really filling but healthy and comes in at just over 350 calories per serving. If you’ve got any left over, it can quite easily be reheated the next day for lunch or again for supper.
We have a sweet-spicy pumpkin curry that you can try that’s a little different but just as delicious. The flavour combinations are really delightful and it makes the perfect dinner recipe.
These pumpkin muffins
(pictured) couldn’t be easier to make and they’re great if you want to make a sweet treat as a little pick-me-up to enjoy with your afternoon tea. The pumpkin seeds give he muffins extra texture and though they are sweet, they aren’t overbearingly so.
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