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.
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.
Roasted until soft and then tossed in barbecue sauce, this recipe for pulled pumpkin makes a delicious veggie burger.
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.
Love a tray bake? This recipe combines some of our favourite autumnal ingredients with crowd-pleasing chicken to create a tasty weeknight staple.
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!
The sweet and subtle flavours of pumpkin works excellently in this cheesecake alongside flavours of walnuts, dates and plenty of spice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wonderfully spiced pumpkin pie, this recipe is such a classic, it's the only one you'll ever need. A classic for autumn.