Carve Out Some Good Times with Pumpkin Dishes

October is truly a special month, what with the refreshing crisp air and colorful fall foliage outside, tailgating, Halloween, and pumpkin-inspired dishes and drinks!

Now that pumpkin-everything season is here, the first thing you need to do is make Lil’ Luna’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe because you’ll be putting this aromatic spice into a variety of fall dishes, and rightly so.

Get off to a good start in the morning with our fluffy buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes. The addition of pumpkin puree and a blend of pumpkin pie spice will have you falling for these fall-inspired pancakes. For something more indulgent, perfect for laid-back mornings with family or friends, make Taste of Home’s Pretty Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns. Enjoy with hot coffee or tea or a glass of ice-cold milk.

Put Pinch of Yum’s wonderfully flavorful Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus on your next fall dinner party menu. Serve with naan, crackers, vegetables, or anything else you like to eat with hummus.

Surprise everyone at the dinner table with Taste of Home’s Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti. Canned pumpkin and ground nutmeg get mixed right in with ricotta, mozzarella and more for a creamy delicious dinner perfect for people who love to celebrate pumpkin-flavored foods.

You don’t need to look any further for a special-occasion pumpkin dessert because Averie Cooks’ Pumpkin Lush recipe is the dreamy dessert your sweet tooth desires: graham cracker crust, cream cheese, vanilla pudding spiked with pumpkin, whipped cream, toffee bits, and chocolate chips. If you’re craving something less indulgent yet equally satisfying for dessert, bake a loaf of moist and delicious Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Bread, from Pumpkinlicious.

October is a great month for hosting casual get-togethers with family and friends. And no fall gathering would be complete without a pumpkin dish, or two, or three.

After the meal, carve some pumpkins using our pumpkin-carving templates!