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Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Autumn is the season for cozy sweaters, falling leaves and ripe pumpkins. Whether you prefer your pumpkin prepared out of a can or picked ripe from the vine, now is the time to satisfy your craving for perfect pumpkin recipes that celebrate the season. 

Pumpkin can be prepared and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and dessert, but you knew that). Whether you prefer your pumpkin baked into a creamy dip to serve on game days, or pressed into a perfectly formed waffle on chilly saturday mornings, we've chosen pumpkin recipes to satisfy your seasonal craving.

Prepare these recipes for family gatherings, weeknight dinners or simply for fun, and enjoy another beautiful fall season with your favorite pumpkin flavors!  

Pumpkin Waffles
These simple pumpkin waffles are easy to prepare almost any day of the week, and make for an excellent breakfast on a lazy weekend morning. You can whip these up on the spot with no problem, or prepare extra and freeze for a fast breakfast on a busy, weekday morning. 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup
This pumpkin soup recipe is the ultimate in creamy texture and balanced sweet and savory flavor. While it is a more labor intensive recipe, it is a perfect dish for serving at a special family dinner, at Thanksgiving or simply when you have time, and the result will be well worth the work!

Pumpkin Butter
This delicious and easy-to-prepare pumpkin butter recipe will take you 20 minutes or less to make, and will make a perfecrt complement to fresh bread or warm toast on cool, autumn mornings. Simple ingredients, including pumpkin puree and your favorite maple syrup, make this dish as fun to make as it is to eat!

Pumpkin Chili
Plan to prepare this hearty, pumpkin chili on a cold, fall day and warm up every body in your home, instantly. Packed with ground turkey, maple sausage and pureed pumpkin, you can make this recipe throughout the fall and winter months for a savory and satisfying meal.

Pumpkin Dip
Save this recipe for your next game day celebration or lengthy family dinner, and surprise and delight your guests with this decadent, creamy and savory pumpkin dip. Perfectly paired with Ritz crackers or your cracker of choice, you may want to double the recipe since your guests are sure to keep dipping this delicious pumpkin dish!

One Pot Pumpkin Pasta
This simple to prepare comfort food dish is creamy, cheesey and oh-so-delicious on cool autumn evenings. Perfect for a weeknight meal, you can put this recipe together and have it on the table in just 30 minutes. As a bonus, you won't have a zillion dishes to clean up afterward!

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
A perfect side dish to a hearty meal any night of the week, this will also be an excellent dish to prepare for special family gatherings, including Thanksgiving. Pumpkin flavors add a gourmet touch to traditional mashed potatoes, and make this recipe extra creamy and delicious!

Spiced Pumpkin Bread
It wouldn't be fall without a thick slice of fresh pumpkin bread in your life! Prepare these sweet and perfectly spiced loaves and serve immediately for ultimate flavor, or wrap and freeze for use later in the season. No matter how you serve it up, you and your crowd will surely swoon for this classic, autumn baked good.


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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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