Pickled Sugar Pumpkin
These sweet, tangy pickles are dense and full of squashy flavor. Sugar pumpkins lend an extra sweetness but any variety will do. Try them in a spicy curry! Get the recipe.
This health-conscious granola swaps out vegetable oil for applesauce and canned pumpkin, lending moisture and a autumn-fruit flavor. Warm spices, nuts and seeds round out this cool-weather breakfast favorite. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cheddar Crackers
If you don't have a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, don't fret, these sharp cheddar crackers are delicious in any shape. The flaky, salty bites are great holiday party appetizers. And ok, they aren'y REALLY made from pumpkin, but... Get the recipe.
Banana Butter with Pumpkin Pie Spice
This jam-like butter captures the essence of banana bread in a jar. Mashed banana pieces and a dash of pumpkin pie spice recreate that spicy-sweet flavor of a super moist piece of banana bread. Slather on bread or pastries for an autumnal breakfast treat. Get the recipe.
Chipotle-Orange Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Chipotles in adobo add a spicy kick to basic guacamole. Salted, roasted pumpkin seeds on top lend a sweet and nutty finish. Get the recipe.
Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Snack on these sweet, crunchy pumpkin seeds all autumn long. Tossed in sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and toasted until golden brown, these addictive morsels steal the show on any appetizer table. Get the recipe.
Honey Ginger Pumpkin Butter
This pumpkin butter is lighter in flavor than traditional versions, with a delicate honey sweetness and pronounced zing from the fresh ginger. Warm spices and fruitiness of grated apple make this a favorite straight through Thanksgiving. Get the recipe.
This pumpkinlicious muffin is moist and spicy. The brandied raisins complement the pumpkin flavor, and the crunchy, sugary pepitas give it a satisfying crunch. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin and Pancetta Hash
This savory pumpkin dish uses salty pancetta and Yukon Golds to add flavor and heft. Add a fried egg on top, and treat yourself to a fall-flavored brunch. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Potato Latkes
Adding pumpkin to potato-based latkes imparts a creamy, delicate texture and a distinct squashy taste. Get the recipe.
Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread
Turn that leftover can of pumpkin puree into a warm loaf of olive oil pumpkin bread. The delicately flavored olive oil and warm fall spices create an exceptional flavor and super moist cake. Get the recipe.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
The secret ingredient? Orange juice! It adds a delicate, subtle citrus flavor. White rice flour and cornstarch create a damp, soft crumb that lets the pumpkin flavor and spices shine through. Get the recipe.
Easy Pumpkin-Maple Breakfast Soufflés
This simple souffle rises and puffs just like a traditional French one. It is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and the maple syrup in the batter adds sweetness. Drizzle some extra syrup on top and let it soak into the spongy souffle. Get the recipe.
Classic Pumpkin Soup
Cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of cayenne enhances this intensely pumpkin-y soup. This recipe lends itself to creative additions, but is comforting as is on a chilly autumn day. Get the recipe.
Curried Pumpkin Soup
Curry powder, ginger and cumin cuts the sweetness of the grilled pumpkin. Cayenne and black pepper add a spicy kick to this savory soup. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin and Leek Soup
This easy soup is rich and vegetal, with a luxurious dollop of cream to soften the flavors. Get the recipe.
Squash and Fennel Soup with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
This restaurant-style dish is more labor intensive than a simple pumpkin soup, but the result is worthy of a special occasion. The flavor is rich, gently spicy, warming and filling yet light and delicate. Get the recipe.
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce
Elevate taco night with these juicy grilled chicken tacos. Whip up a simple pumpkin seed sauce for a nutty punch of flavor. Get the recipe.
You don't have to travel all the way to Hogwarts to enjoy Harry Potter's favorite treat. The sweet and flaky pastry crust is filled with a cinnamon and nutmeg spiced pumpkin filling. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Orzo with Sage
The combination of sage and pumpkin make it savory, a little sweet, and excellent for a cold day. It has a risotto-like presentation, as well, only a bit creamier because of the puree. Get the recipe.
Camarones en Pipian (Shrimp in Pumpkin Seed Sauce)
Toasted pumpkin seeds are ground into a powder and stirred into a rich and flavorful sauce. Boiled shrimp and traditional Mexican flavors make this a meal to linger over. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce
Roast pumpkin halves until soft and combine with ricotta, nutmeg and cayenne for a sweet and creamy ravioli filling. Top with a nutty brown butter sauce and roasted pumpkin seeds. Get the recipe.
Chickpea, Pumpkin, and Raisin Couscous
This satisfying stew combines fragrant Middle Eastern spices, sweet raisins and hearty squash and chickpeas. Serve over couscous to soak up extra sauce. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Substitute pumpkin seeds with pine nuts for a new take on pesto. Thin with some pasta cooking water and a tablespoon of butter for a satisfying spaghetti dinner. Get the recipe.
Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog
Pumpkin puree and warm spices enhance this holiday staple. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon-Infused Rum
This spiced holiday cocktail benefits from cinnamon-infused rum. Pumpkin puree and condensed milk add sweetness and creaminess. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Pumpkin pie spices and canned pumpkin recreate the classic Thanksgiving dessert, without the hassle of crumbly crust. Get the recipe.
Maple Pumpkin Ale
Caramelizing the pumpkin first brings out a warm, sweet flavor. Pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup help round out the pumpkin flavors in this beer. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail
Jazz up plain cider with fall's standout flavors. Pumpkin, vanilla and ginger thicken the cocktail and add warm undertones to the refreshing apple cider base. Get the recipe.
Bourbon and sherry make for a savory, spicy fall cocktail from Jessica Gonzalez of Death & Co. in New York. Get the recipe.
This creamy, pumpkiny cocktail from Jim Meehan of PDT captures rich fall flavors. Be sure to shake for a long time for a good foam, and don't skip the freshly grated nutmeg. Get the recipe.
Hot Butternut Rum
Whether you use butternut squash or pumpkin for this cocktail from Sother Teague of Amor Y Amargo in NYC, it's a zesty, warming drink, perfect for a cool night. Get the recipe.
Bitter Pumpkin #2
Pumpkin butter cuts the bitterness of dark cocoa and spiced rum. Get the recipe.
Dark Skies Ahead
Brown ale adds a grainy richness to this lightly spiced fall cocktail from Adam Robinson of The Bent Brick in Portland, OR. Get the recipe.
Vandaag's V.O.C. Grog
Coconut milk serves as this cocktail's structure, while the butter creates a rich canvas for spice, pumpkin, and rhum agricole; the result is something like a pumpkin spice muffin, but in rich, comforting drinkable form. Get the recipe.