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12 pumpkin recipes to enjoy this autumn

by Lottie Huckle

published on 25 October 2016

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’s Pumpkin Malai Curry

Meera Sodha’s Pumpkin Malai Curry

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Meera Sodha celebrates the wonderful variety of autumnal squash and pumpkin available at farmer’s markets or supermarkets at this time of year in this recipe. 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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Pulled Pumpkin

Pulled Pumpkin

by Abel & Cole

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

Whole Stuffed Mini Pumpkins with Sage and Goat’s Cheese

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.

Autumnal Chicken Tray Bake

Autumnal Chicken Tray Bake

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. 

Pan-fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Herb Butter and Kale and Almond Pesto

Pan-fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Herb Butter and Kale and Almond Pesto

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! 

Pumpkin in a Cheesecake

Pumpkin in a Cheesecake

by Rachel de Thample
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Pumpkin Bao

Pumpkin Bao

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. 

Pumpkin Soup

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.  

Lentils with Goat’s Cheese and Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Lentils with Goat’s Cheese and Roasted Pumpkin Salad

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. 

Pumpkin, Black-eyed Bean and Coconut Curry

Pumpkin, Black-eyed Bean and Coconut Curry

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. 

Roast Pumpkin with Feta and Oregano

Roast Pumpkin with Feta and Oregano

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. 

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

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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