For the Pumpkin Obsessed: Recipe Links

Happy Halloween! It’s become pretty clear to me between talking to friends and family and reading blogs that I’m not the only one with a pumpkin obsession.   Folks have been sending me pumpkin recipes and it’s been really fun (and tasty!) trying them out.


Recap: Recipes tested thus far:

Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Soup with Mexican Cinnamon Creme Fraiche

Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Unfortunately, I’m just not able to make all of the pumpkin recipes that have come my way lately (plus my cooking was pretty bad this week since I was sick for the better part of it).  For those of you who are still trying to satisfy your pumpkin cravings, here are some intriguing recipes which I haven’t tried out:


DIY Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash (Serious Eats)


Spiced Pumpkin Bisque with Pumpernickel Soldiers (Serious Eats)

Pumpkin Stuffed with Vegetable Stew (Gourmet)

Sides and Snacks:

Brown Sugar Spiced Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds) (Portland Press Herald via my mother)

Pumpkin Risotto with Roasted Seeds (Beekman 1802 via Planet Green)

Cheesy Pumpkin Biscuits (Slashfood)

Pumpkin Dip (Cooking Light, via my mother-in-law)

Main Dishes:

Pumpkin-Spice Oatmeal (The Atlantic)

Robert Irvine’s Pumpkin Lasagna (Food Network Magazine, November Issue)

Pumpkin Tortellini with Sage (Slashfood)


Pumpkin Five Spice Sweet Rolls (Coconut and Lime, via Slashfood)

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pudding (The W.H.O.L.E. Gang, via $5 Dinners)

Pumpkin Carrot Cake (Portland Press Herald via my mother)

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake (Portland Press Herald)

Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Creme Brulee (Portland Press Herald)

Pumpkin Praline Trifle (Portland Press Herald)

Heirloom Pumpkin Apple Pie (Yummy Local via Serious Eats)

Pumpkin Apple Crumb Cake (Everybody Loves Sandwiches)

Pumpkin Seed Brittle (Gourmet)

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pecan Bars ($5 Dinners)

From my husband’s sister-in-law (my sister-in-law, in-law?): “Low Brow, Low Fat” Pumpkin Mousse: one can pumpkin, one container fat free, sugar free cool whip (I’m sure real whipped cream would also work), 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, one box instant, sugar free vanilla pudding. Mix. Chill. Eat. Especially good with ginger snaps

In addition to my list, $5 Dinners just pointed me in the direction of a really amazing list of Pumpkin Recipes from Amy’s Finer Things.  And Kevin from Closet Cooking posted a list of his top 10 Pumpkin Dishes.  A Year of Slow Cooking is featuring a collection of Slow Cooker Fall Favorites, including several with pumpkin.

Again, I haven’t had the chance to sample the dishes above.  I’m just sharing them with my pumpkin-obsessed audience! Enjoy–and please let me know if you try any of them out!


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