12 pumpkin recipes to enjoy this autumn

Pumpkins aren't just for carving, you know. Cook them into something delicious with one of these 12 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. 

Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn pumpkin malai curry east meera sodha

Pumpkin Malai Curry from EAST by Meera Sodha

Meera Sodha celebrates the wonderful variety of autumnal squash and pumpkin in this recipe available at farmer's markets or supermarkets at this time of year. Look out for varieties such as Crown Prince and Delica with "their nutty, honey flavours". This dish pairs pumpkin with sweet onions, garam masala and rich coconut milk for a warming, hearty autumnal supper. 

 
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Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn pulled pumpkin abel and cole

Pulled Pumpkin from Abel & Cole: How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day by Abel & Cole

Roasted until soft and then tossed in barbecue sauce, this recipe for pulled pumpkin makes a delicious veggie burger.

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Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn whole stuffed pumpkins green roasting tin rukmini iyer

Whole Stuffed Mini Pumpkins with Sage and Goat's Cheese from The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

You can find these little pumpkins in supermarkets around Halloween, or alternatively you can use very small squash. Cut them open, carve out the insides and stuff with goat's cheese, sage and chilli – a simple show-stopper for autumn.

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11 pumpkin recipes

Autumnal Chicken Tray Bake from Chicken by Catherine Phipps

Love a tray bake? This recipe combines some of our favourite autumnal ingredients with crowd-pleasing chicken to create a tasty weeknight staple. 

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Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn pumpkin gnocchi with pesto green elly pear

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Herb Butter & Kale and Almon Pesto from Green by Elly Pear 

Elly Pear shows you how to make pumpkin gnocchi simply and easily in this recipe. You can make them ahead and freeze for a delicious treat during the week. Pan-fried with butter and oil and served up with kale and almond pesto, this is a delight! 

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11 pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin in a Cheesecake from FIVE by Rachel de Thample

The sweet and subtle flavours of pumpkin works excellently in this cheesecake alongside flavours of walnuts, dates and plenty of spice. 

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11 Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Bao from The New Vegetarian by Alice Hart

Incorporate pumpkin into one of the trendiest foods around with this recipe from food writer Alice Hart. Serve at a dinner party for a fun, finger food twist on your usual main course. 

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11 pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin Soup from Comptoir Libanais by Tony Kitous

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.  

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11 pumpkin recipes

Lentils with Goat's Cheese and Roasted Pumpkin Salad from The World of The Happy Pear by The Happy Pear

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. 

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11 pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin, Black-eyed Bean + Coconut Curry from Fresh India by Meera Sodha

Enjoy sweet pumpkin alongside earthy black-eyed beans and creamy coconut with this recipe from Meera Sodha. Make sure you serve with plenty of naan for mopping up that mouth-watering sauce. 

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11 pumpkin recipes

Roast Pumpkin with Feta and Oregano from Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen by Lizzie Kamenetzky

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. 

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Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy this Autumn ultimate pumpkin pie sophie grigson

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie from My Kitchen Table: 100 Vegetarian Feasts by Sophie Grigson

A wonderfully spiced pumpkin pie, this recipe is such a classic, it's the only one you'll ever need. A classic for autumn. 

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