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12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Try versatile pumpkin in a range of dishes

As fall turns into winter, and the proliferation of pumpkin-spiced everything eases a bit, don't forget about this seasonal squash which is still in its prime time.

This means whipping up pumpkin recipes that are for more than just dessert. It's not all about muffins and pumpkin pie in order to enjoy it as much as possible.

It's easy to enjoy this gourd at any meal, from breakfast pancakes to creamy soups and lasagna. It's a healthy alternative to more fattening seasonal options, with one cup of pumpkin containing more than 100% of the daily requirement of Vitamin A, and 20% of Vitamin C.

So, it's time to mix it up, and try pumpkin in recipes both old and new. But don't worry. We've thrown in a few delicious dessert recipes, too. Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting will never go out of style in our kitchen.

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12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Sage Pappardelle

This is a dish you could eat all day long if you're a pasta and pumpkin fan. The rich brown butter blends perfectly with pumpkin and sage.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

As promised, here's a tried-and-true favorite recipe for pumpkin cupcakes with decadent cream cheese frosting. It's almost like pumpkin pie in cupcake form.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Chai Latte

This is the ideal alternative to a pumpkin spice latte. Blend your own chai tea with spices and pumpkin for a decadent treat for a chilly winter's day.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Martini

Not a latte fan? Then try a pumpkin martini. Vodka, pumpkin, half and half and maple syrup make it easy to drink your pumpkin.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Simple Pumpkin Soup

This pumpkin soup recipe contains only 7 ingredients and its topped with a delicious kale and sesame topping. It's perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Lasagna with Fontina

Rich fontina cheese combines with pumpkin, yellow squash and zucchini with a touch of sage.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Scones

Now that Starbucks has eliminate pumpkin scones from their menu in some regions, it's time to learn to make your own. This version is easy and delicious with a drizzle of frosting to gild the lily.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Whole-Grain Pumpkin Pancakes

Even non-pumpkin lovers will appreciate these pancakes, with whole-grain flavor and a light touch of pumpkin spice. Top with maple syrup and butter for a classic rendition.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Take away some of the guilt of cinnamon rolls with this delicious vegan version. The simple glaze is made from vegan butter and powdered sugar.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate and Ginger

This blend of cocoa powder, pumpkin and ginger makes for an incredibe cookie for any season.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin and Sage Grilled Cheese

The only way to improve classic grilled cheese is to add roasted pumpkin and sage. Here you go.

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Any Meal

Pumpkin Curry

Next time you feel the urge for takeout, try this pumpkin curry dish instead. The warm blend of cardamon, cumin, cinnamon and nutmeg are a perfect foil to the pumpkin base.

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