12 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This October - Room for Tuesday (2024)

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This October - Room for Tuesday (1)In my opinion, we’re entering the best season for food- it’s filled with bold, nostalgic, and holiday centered flavor profiles. I’ve come to find there are two types of people in this world- those who obsess over pumpkin during the month of October, and those who loathe the flavor altogether and think it’s highly overrated. Ha! I obviously fall into that first category.I don’t care how basic pumpkin is, I will always embrace this classic fall ingredient. I was determined to dig up some delicious old favorites, along with some new recipes I’m looking forward to trying this month. Click through for 12 pumpkin recipes to try this October. I’ve included recipes of both the sweet and savory categories, but one thing they have in common… they all pack that fall pumpkin flavor we’ve been craving!Who knows- maybe you’ll find or adopt a new tradition and make one of these recipes each year moving forward!

#1 // Pumpkin Scones
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Sarah at Broma Bakery can do no wrong when it comes to sweets, pastries, and all things dessert. I’ve tried many of her recipes and they never disappoint. I normally don’t love scones, but her “moist AF” scones (as she calls them) are a breakfast treat I’ve made the last couple of years. You know how I like something sweet with my morning espresso and this tastes like the season!

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#2 // Classic Spiced Pumpkin Bread
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This recipe comes from the Room for Tuesday archives. Jacqueline shared her classic family recipe for traditional pumpkin bread, and it’s another one I make year after year! It’s fast, easy, and is a crowd pleaser if you’re hosting this season.

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#3 // Sage Butter Pumpkin Ravioli
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Tieghan is another food blogger I absolutely love and admire.Her recipes are ones we’re constantly trying and repeating! During quarantine, we bought the pasta attachments for our KitchenAid mixer and have enjoyed making homemade pasta ever since. This savory sage butter pumpkin ravioli is definitely happening this month. Doesn’t that look mouth watering?

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#4 // Ginger Pumpkin Pie
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This ginger pumpkin pie is one I probably won’t save until Thanksgiving because I want to make it before! Is there such thing as zingy ginger Halloween pie? This updated take on classic pie is one I’m looking forward to devouring. I also love that beautiful texture and rich color- it looks as good as it tastes.

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#5 // Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese
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Risotto is actually a dish Emmett & I make and eat frequently. I’m swapping our standard risotto for this pumpkin variety in a couple weeks. Who doesn’t love the combination of savory pumpkin, goat cheese, cranberry, and thyme? That sounds like a winning dinner to me! We’ll probably add some protein and save leftovers. Risotto always reheats nicely.

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#6 // Pumpking Bruschetta
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I made these pumpkin bruschetta toasts four years ago for a fall party I was hosting and they were a major hit! Three serving trays of these were gone in a matter of minutes. I’ve been making them every year since and all of my friends have requested the recipe. They include some of my favorite fall flavors: goat cheese, pumpkin, arugula, and cinnamon roasted almonds. They’re also delicious with a drizzle of balsamic or olive oil- if you’re into that sort of thing.

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#7 // Classic Pumpkin Roll
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This pumpkin roll has rave reviews. My grandma makes a pumpkin roll every year and I’ve always wanted to learn how she effortlessly creates this beautiful dessert. It seems intimidating to me, but this recipe makes it look so easy! I can’t wait to try this one next week. This will most likely end up in our breakfast rotation as well… because coffee & sweets.

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#8 // Beer Cheese Pumpkin Soup
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I’m a big fan of soup and chili this time of year. When looking for my ideal pumpkin soup recipe, I like to have some veggies or protein included- instead of just a smooth bisque (which can sometimes feel boring). This complex pumpkin soup seems like a winner. It includes everything from celery, bell peppers, onion, and veggies to bacon and beer! If I’m looking to indulge in a cheesy pumpkin soup- I want it to be this one. Emmett is equally as excited and has requested we give this one a try this week. Haha! I’ll keep you posted.

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#9 // Chocolate Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
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Last weekend, Emmett & I spent date night at a nice restaurant and treated ourselves to dessert. We split a mini crème brûlée trio that included: chocolate, salted caramel, and pumpkin. I’ve been thinking about thatcrème brûlée every day since last Saturday and I’m looking forward to giving this recipe a try!

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#10 // Black Bean Dip with Squash & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
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I love a good dip because I thoroughly enjoy snacking. It’s why charcuterie will always be my favorite. This creamy black bean dip with roasted squash, garlic, toasted pumpkin seeds, and chipotles is perfect for dipping crackers, chips, raw veggies, or can even be used as spread. We’re hosting a little Halloween dinner party for my birthday and this will definitely be on the menu!

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#11 // Pumpkin Mookies
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Let me tell you about the time I accidentally invented mookies (my word for a cross between a muffin and a cookie), and almost broke the internet. I finally shared this recipe back in 2014 and it went viral, but I’ve been making these since I was in college. Pumpkin mookies only have three ingredients and believe me when I say- it doesn’t get easier or more delicious. Don’t judge, but Emmett & I make these at least 3-4 times in October- pretty much every weekend. So far, we’ve already made two batches this season. I’m warning you now… they’re addicting!

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#12 // Pumpkin Coconut Curry
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I especially love curry during the fall and winter months. This pumpkin coconut curry with jasmine rice, cashews, lime, ginger, and cilantro looks so appetizing. We’re also adding this one to our dinner rotation in the near future!

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There you have it… 12 pumpkin recipes I’ve made and loved or am itching to try. Please, please, please share your favorites with me. I want to save and test all the good ones! I’m going to have to bike a bit further this month to counter all of the tasty food I’m planning to eat. Ha! Here’s to a flavorful fall, my friends. Are you team pumpkin? No judgments here!

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What are some things you can do with pumpkin? ›

Top 20 pumpkin recipes
  • Pumpkin pie. This classic Thanksgiving dessert is well-deserving of a place in our top 20. ...
  • Pumpkin curry with chickpeas. ...
  • Halloween pumpkin cake. ...
  • Pumpkin soup. ...
  • Stuffed pumpkin. ...
  • Pumpkin pie s'mores. ...
  • Pumpkin hummus. ...
  • Roast pumpkin & spinach lasagne.

How to cook Halloween pumpkin? ›

Cut the pumpkin in half to make it easier to scoop out the seeds and scrape away the stringy mass. Cut the pumpkin into chunks. Cook until soft in boiling water, in steam, in a pressure cooker, in a microwave or in an oven. Check for doneness by poking with a fork.

What Flavours go with pumpkin? ›

To complement pumpkin with sweet flavor pairings, consider using spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla, or sweet ingredients like chocolate, maple, honey, cranberries or brown sugar. Create savory dishes by pairing pumpkin with spices like chilies, cajun, cayenne or pepper.

What is the meat of the pumpkin called? ›

Pulp. The pulp is part of the pumpkin fruit that we eat, and is often called the 'meat' of the pumpkin.

What cheese goes well with pumpkin? ›

Blue cheeses like gorgonzola team up well with the notes of dried fruit typical of pumpkin. Another excellent pairing is with a nice fresh goat's cheese since its acidulous notes offset the sweetness of pumpkin.

What are 5 ways pumpkins can be used? ›

Five ways to use your pumpkin after Halloween
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds. Use the part of a pumpkin that most would throw away and make roasted pumpkin seeds. ...
  • Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is a traditional American favourite. ...
  • Stuffed pumpkin. ...
  • Pumpkin soup. ...
  • Pumpkin cake.

What are 5 uses for pumpkins? ›

Here are eight ways to use pumpkins.
  • New coffee. Cosy up with a spiced pumpkin latte as a change from your usual cappuccino or mug of hot chocolate. ...
  • Baked and filled. Turn pumpkins into edible shells for all sorts of tasty fillings. ...
  • Sweet tart. ...
  • Dainty dumplings. ...
  • Savoury snack. ...
  • Super seeds. ...
  • Smoky supper. ...
  • Party essentials.

What does soaking pumpkins in vinegar do? ›

Why does this work? The vinegar kills fungus, making it hard for the pumpkin to rot. That's why vinegar-soaked pumpkins look so new; they're unblemished by the grossness that inevitably befalls their untreated peers.

Do you need to peel pumpkin before cooking? ›

If the pumpkin is particularly big, cut it into quarters then, using a small, sharp knife, pare off the skin (unless you plan to roast it, in which case the skin can stay on). Then cut into chunks or wedges as required.

How to make pumpkin taste good? ›

There are abundant ways to hack canned pumpkin purée so it tastes better.
  1. Roasting isn't just for whole veggies. ...
  2. Cook it on the stove. ...
  3. Strain it for a smoother texture. ...
  4. Change up your spices. ...
  5. Make a pumpkin purée infusion. ...
  6. Include a green apple. ...
  7. Incorporate some fat. ...
  8. Make other ingredients as fresh as possible.
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What is the most popular pumpkin? ›

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

The most traditional of all autumn pumpkins, the cultivation of this variety goes all the way back to at least the days of the Pilgrims. Connecticut Field pumpkins are 15-20 pounds and are a favorite for Jack O'Lanterns.

What is the most flavorful pumpkin? ›

The Sugar Pie Pumpkin is often considered the crème de la crème of cooking pumpkins. Its deep orange flesh is sweet, smooth, and creamy, making it perfect for pies, soups, and purees. This culinary gem pairs beautifully with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, creating irresistible autumnal flavors.

Can dogs eat pumpkin? ›

Yes, dogs can eat pumpkin and it is actually often added to dog foods. Check the label of some dog treats and you may find pumpkin on the ingredient list there too. However, if you are feeding fresh pumpkin, you will need to be careful about which part you're feeding as the stem and leaves are covered in prickly hairs.

What foods pair well with pumpkin? ›

What are some complementary flavors to pumpkin?
  • Nutmeg.
  • Allspice.
  • Clove.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Curry (various)
  • Maple.
  • Onion.
  • Celery.
Oct 8, 2010

What protein to serve with pumpkin soup? ›

Pumpkin will go well with any roast fowl, so turkey, chicken, cornish hens and the like are all good choices. I've had spicy pumpkin puree with lamb and pork, both a good combo. And you can make pumpkin soup as a main course or as an appetizer.

What meat goes well with squash? ›

Roasted butternut squash is also delicious with any holiday main: roast chicken, roast turkey, ham, prime rib; whatever your family loves!

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