Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes

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After a pumpkin carving blunder left this pumpkin as a helmet instead of the sports team logo we were going for, I decided to bake it.
I’ve never cooked a pumpkin before, but wanted to give it a try instead of letting that great big pumpkin go to waste.  Wow!!  One large pumpkin = a HUGE amount of pumpkin puree, as I’m now the proud owner of just over 200 ounces of fresh pumpkin puree in my freezer (that’s the equivalent of almost 7 of the large Libby’s cans–or enough for 14 pumpkin pies!).  And, even better–it only cost $3!! 

We’ve already done pumpkin turnovers with fresh pumpkin puree, which turned out great!  But, with a husband who loves all things pumpkin, I’d like to expand my pumpkin cooking repertoire and I’ve been on the hunt for pumpkin recipes.  And, I didn’t want just sweets and desserts either.
So, here’s my top 10 ten list (some of which would make for some really great holiday dishes or food gifts):

For breakfast:

(I can’t wait to make these to combine the pumpkin and the apples I have in the freezer!)

For lunch/dinner:


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from All You (now, minus the ghosts)

Now, to just find the time to try them all! I’ll keep you posted!
(And, if all those aren’t enough, then you can always check out this article for 100 ways to cook a pumpkin!!)

Do you have favorite pumpkin recipes?  Please share or link up in the comments if you do! Happy pumpkin cooking!!!
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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11 Responses

  1. I had to look at this post because pumpkin is on my mind and I just did a pumpkin post too! The ideas are limitless for this fun ingredient. That chili sounds AMAZING! Thank you for this delicious collection.

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