5 Recipes to Help You Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall

5 Recipes to Help You Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall

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Nothing says that autumn has arrived like the sudden appearance of pumpkins everywhere, from farmers markets to home decor stores to front porches.

Loaded with vitamin A, vitamin K, fiber and iron, pumpkin is a nutritious and versatile ingredient not only in pies and other baked goods, but in savory dishes, as well. (Just be sure to buy cans of pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling!)

We’ve collected this list of our favorite pumpkin recipes that go beyond the basic pie to help you satisfy your pumpkin cravings season.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

This dish is as much of a departure from pie as pumpkin can get. With a chicken stock base, savory leeks and satisfying potatoes topped with butter, chives and olive oil, this recipe for roasted pumpkin soup is a dish you’ll want to eat all through the chilly nights of fall and winter. Despite its long list of ingredients, you won’t spend all day in the kitchen when you follow this easy recipe.

Pumpkin Coconut Ice Cream

Although it’s officially fall, it still feels like summer in many parts of the country. This 10-minute recipe for pumpkin coconut ice cream can help you beat the heat while still embracing the flavors of fall. Coconut and pumpkin may not be a typical flavor combo for dessert, but take just one bite of this ice cream, and you’ll be hoping for warm weather on Thanksgiving just so you can serve it to your guests.

Pumpkin Latte

The funny thing about those chain coffee shop pumpkin spice lattes? They actually don’t have any pumpkin in them. They’re just plain old lattes spiced up with cinnamon and nutmeg. But not this recipe for pumpkin lattes, which uses real pumpkin puree as well as pie spice for a more robust flavor. It combines two of our favorite winter treats — pumpkin pie and coffee — into one delicious hot beverage.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This pumpkin chocolate chip bread will fill your home with the sweet and spicy aroma of fall while it bakes. Butter up a slice for breakfast or for a satisfying after-dinner dessert. Hint: Bake two loaves at a time, because this bread won’t stick around long after it comes out of the oven.

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Looking for a heart-healthy take on a cool-weather standby? This recipe for vegetarian pumpkin chili is a wholesome, nutritious alternative to traditional meat chili. Its mix of pumpkin, onions, beans, tomatoes and peppers makes for a spectacularly satisfying bowl of chili that even the most ardent carnivores will enjoy.