With the Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins just around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with all the left over pumpkin pulp from your jack-o’-lanterns. It would be a shame, after all, to throw away so much fresh and nutritious food. Pumpkins are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins A and C, and potassium, as well as Omega 3 and 6.
No matter what traditional home décor ideas you have in store for your pumpkins, here are five recipe ideas to get the most out of these seasonal gourds and ensure that your Halloween season is free of worry and waste.
Perfect for the morning after you carve out your jack-o’-lanterns, this Pumpkin Waffle recipe will ensure right away that the leftovers of your fresh pumpkin décor don’t go to waste. Easy and quick to prepare, this recipe requires ingredients that are easy to find in your kitchen or at your nearest grocery store. See the full recipe by PumpkinWaffles here.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—this Pumpkin Bread recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. Using tablespoons of ground nutmeg and cinnamon, this easy-to-prepare recipe will show you how to bake the classic November pumpkin bread infused with all the goodness of the season. Learn more about this amazing recipe by The Shoebox Kitchen here.
Pumpkin Soup with Sage
For frigid nights that are sure to come around this fall, this Pumpkin Soup with Sage recipe is going to be a lifesaver. Even in warmer climates, this soup recipe is sure to tickle your taste buds, especially as either a starter or part of the main course. Learn more from Jodi Abel’s blog, Lajollacooks4u, here.
Pumpkin Braised Beef with Carrots and Potatoes
Next on our list of recipes is the Pumpkin Braised Beef with Carrots and Potatoes that Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking has put together. This handy recipe is perfect for the main course of an autumn meal. Nothing quite exudes fall like pumpkins. Learn more about the recipe Roxana put together here.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Capping this list off is a festive brew that you will thank yourself for making on a drowsy afternoon. Before driving over to a Starbucks, try this homemade recipe for the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Over a slow, warm fire in the living room, this simple latte recipe is the calm after the spooky season of Halloween. Learn more from Katie of TheMorningFresh.com here.
Are there any pumpkin recipes you’ve put together that your friends and family enjoyed? We’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!