Pumpkin pie may be the squash’s signature dish, but this autumn vegetable is actually quite versatile, adding richness to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are fresh ideas for making the most of this season’s delicious pumpkins.
|Make it your serving piece
Naturally bowl-shaped pumpkins make beautiful presentations for soups and stews, adding fall flair to your dining table. Try this Spiced Pumpkin and Lamb Tagine, in which pumpkins are roasted and filled with braised lamb.
|Put a twist on a classic
Warm, hearty and savory — who doesn’t love cassoulet? The traditional French dish features slow-cooked beans and meat, but try this Pumpkin Cassoulet for a lighter option. With white beans, tender pumpkin and crispy breadcrumbs, you won’t miss the pork.
|Spice it up
Starchy pumpkins hold up well to strong flavors, so they’re perfect in this Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry. Red curry paste, fish sauce and coconut milk create a delicious sweet-savory balance.
|Give it a glaze
Pumpkin pie? Of course. Pumpkin bread? Sure. But pumpkin cookies? Why not? These Iced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies incorporate it into an unexpected dessert, finished off with a drizzle of cream cheese glaze.
|Let it chill
With sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg and a splash of bourbon, Pumpkin Ice Cream has all the flavors we expect from autumn — without the predictability.