With Halloween on the horizon we have been looking at recipe ideas to use up all that “scooped” out pumpkin. So if you want to make some yummy pumpkin dishes this year read on for our top 5 recipe ideas…
#1 Pumpkin Lasagne
Make a vegetarian lasagne and add your pumpkin to the vegie mix, we particularly like using some onion & spinach in the mix and recommend grating some nutmeg into your white sauce.
#2 Pumpkin Cupcakes
A take on carrot cakes. Take your favourite recipe and replace the carrot for pumpkin. The great thing about this idea is all the spices, nuts and raisins used in carrot cakes complement the pumpkin perfectly. Finish your cupcakes off with some cream cheese icing dusted with cinnamon.
#3 Simple Pumpkin Pasta
Roast left over pumpkin (cut into small cubes first) in the oven with some onions, garlic, herbs and olive oil. Toss into some freshly cooked pasta and drizzle with extra olive oil and some parmesan shavings.
#4 Curried Pumpkin Soup
Easy to make and tastes sublime. Combine stock, pumpkin, onions and curry powder (to taste). Simmer until cooked then blend. Serve with croutons sprinkled with strong cheese.
#5 Pumpkin Cheesecake
We’ve found a great recipe on allrecipes.co.uk. A perfect dessert for a Halloween party. the recipe tells you how to make your own pumpkin puree ( a staple for other pumpkin recipes including pumpkin pie). Click HERE for the recipe and method.
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