Pumpkins aren't just for carving, you know. Cook them into something delicious with one of these 11 recipes. These recipes would be perfect for a grown-up, Halloween feast, but we recommend you enjoy them throughout the season to make the most of one of our favourite Autumn ingredients, the pumpkin.
Roasted until soft and then tossed in barbecue sauce, this recipe for pulled pumpkin from Abel & Cole's How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day makes a delicious veggie burger.
Love a tray bake? This recipe from Chicken combines some of our favourite autumnal ingredients with crowd-pleasing chicken to create a tasty weeknight staple.
The sweet and subtle flavours of pumpkin works excellently in this cheesecake from FIVE alongside flavours of walnuts, dates and plenty of spice.
4. Pumpkin Bao
Incorporate pumpkin into one of the trendiest foods around with this recipe from The New Vegetarian. Serve at a dinner party for a fun, finger food twist on your usual main course.
This simple rice dish from Grill it with Levi makes for a great midweek meal. Enjoy it snuggled up on the sofa, or if you're feeling brave enough, get outside and grill up your pumpkin before adding it to the salad!
This recipe from Marshmallow Magic is an autumnal twist on an American favourite, s'mores. If you're planning a party for Halloween or Bonfire Night, these Pumpkin Squares would make for an excellent, assemble-yourself pud.
7. Pumpkin Soup
Want to know one of our favourite things about Autumn? Tucking into bowl after bowl of pumpkin soup. This recipe from Comptoir Libanais is a particular favourite served with tahini, za'atar and flat leaf parsley.
Make sure to enjoy this salad from The World of The Happy Pear over the Autumn. Perfect for lunchboxes and easy dinners, it's a seasonal saviour that we're going back to on a weekly basis.
Enjoy sweet pumpkin alongside earthy black-eyed beans and creamy coconut with this recipe from Fresh India. Make sure you serve with plenty of naan for mopping up that mouth-watering sauce.
Showcase pumpkin as a side with this recipe from Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen. Sharp feta cuts through the flavours of sweet caramelised pumpkin and garlic for a truly delicious experience.
11. Pumpkin Pie
Well we had to include Pumpkin Pie, didn't we? If you've never made this American favourite before, this recipe from Step-By-Step Desserts is a great place to start, with clear instructions. Plus if you want more direction, you can watch our tutorial video!