6 of the best pumpkin recipes

Now that autumn is finally upon us, pumpkin lovers everywhere can rejoice. It is officially the month and season of all things pumpkin! If you like me, love all things that exude a cozy autumn vibe and also love the delicious seasonal vegetable that is the pumpkin, sit back, relax and enjoy this article filled with the best pumpkin recipes .

If you’re a picky eater do not fear pumpkin actually has a very mild taste!

The following recipes are also  vegetarian friendly

6 of the best pumpkin recipes 

Roast Pumpkin & Butternut Squash Soup 

This festive and seasonal soup is creamy and tastes like autumn in a bowl! The delicious and warming soup uses both butternut squash and pumpkin. You can use golden nugget pumpkin which is a smaller heirloom pumpkin rather than the ones you carve for Halloween! (you can also use large pumpkins) The warming flavours in this recipe is guaranteed to make you feel comforted and autumnal. 

Pumpkin Bread

If you were someone who fell victim to the banana bread craze of quarantine and are now sick of bananas, look no further. This pumpkin bread recipe will surely rekindle your love of baking! This simple and delicious recipe uses either canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree, with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Baking this will have your home smelling divine.

Pumpkin risotto

This simple and stylish recipe is sure to elevate your weekday dinners. If you’re a fan of risotto you’ll love this creamy dish, you can use both pumpkin and butternut squash in this recipe. This recipe has simple and cheap ingredients. 

Easy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

If you’re looking to impress someone by working your way to their heart through their stomach, this recipe will most definitely impress! For those who want to put in a little more effort with their pumpkin endeavors, this is for you. This is a great weekend recipe for someone who has some extra time and enjoys cooking. Alternatively  you could buy premade gnocchi and make a pumpkin sauce with pumpkin puree! (I won’t tell if you don’t)

Roasted pumpkin seeds recipe

This is one for pumpkin lovers but perhaps not exactly cooking lovers. This quick, easy and tasty recipe will take no time at all. All and all it takes around 15 minutes to prep and cook and less time if you’ve already gathered the seeds. The pumpkin seeds can be taken from a previous recipe which used pumpkin, making less waste. The seeds are great for a healthy snack on the go, a  crunchy salad topping, or a soup garnish to add that finishing touch. 

The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

I couldn’t make a pumpkin recipe list without including the famous pumpkin spice latte. This drink was popularised by Starbucks, it is a seasonal drink that is available around every autumn. But if you love it that’s just not long enough. Rather than head to Starbucks you can make the delicious drink in the comfort of your home. The recipe includes, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, espresso and a steamed milk of your choice. The recipe takes a quick five minutes. You can add whipped cream as a topping to make it extra sweet and indulgent.

 If you’re a coffee addict have a read of our Dublin coffee guides here
 If you enjoyed this article and are interested in all things October be sure to check out our article on traditional Halloween recipes 
Cliona Perrick
Cliona Perrick

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