Pumpkin Recipes – Beyond Simple Roasting

The month of October brings out the pumpkins. You see them in the store, in the patch, on front porches…everywhere!

The closer it gets to Halloween the more likely you are to carve a pumpkin. As a kid, my mom and I would cut off the top of the pumpkin, reach inside and start pulling out all of the “guts”. The ooey-gooey, slimy pumpkin seeds and all the stringy stuff that comes with them. We’d just toss it all onto an old newspaper and when we were finished we’d fold it up and throw it in the trash. All the potentially amazing, chocked-full-of-good-for-you-goodness went straight to the trash. For real.

Did you know roasted pumpkin seeds are good for you? They are. They’re packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and numerous health promoting antioxidants.

Today I’ve got a few variations of roasted pumpkin seeds AND a few recipes for roasted pumpkin. Goodness, you can do so much with a pumpkin. Read on.

Five Different flavors of roasted pumpkin seeds
Cherry Tea Cakes gives us the how-to on five varieties of roasted pumpkin seeds.

Chili Powder roasted pumpkin seeds
Me & Mr Jones gives us a simple Chili Powder Pumpkin Seed recipe.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Pepitas Pumpkin Seeds
These Pumpkin Pie Spice Pepitas {pepitas are shelled pumpkin seeds} will make a great addition to quinoa or your favorite Fall salad.

Now that you have a handle on roasting the seeds, let’s roast a pumpkin.
Roasted pumpkin deliciousness recipe
Healthy Recipes gives us a simple recipe for roasting our pumpkin.

You could stop there and just eat your roasted pumpkin straight from the oven. Or, you can puree it and make lots of other yummy fares.

Pumpkin butter recipe
mmmm…Pumpkin Butter. You could spread this on anything. Muffins, bagels, toast, pancakes or french toast. Or, just eat it with a spoon.

Roasted pumpkin quiche Recipe
A Roasted Pumpkin Quiche sounds like an amazing addition to your Fall breakfast repertoire. Try it!

pumpkin hummus
Pinch of Yum made us a Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus. An afternoon snack never sounded so good.

pumpkin and cheesy baked potato casserole
Layers of pumpkin, cheese and potato make this Pumpkin Cheesy Baked Potato Casserole a family favorite. Averie Cooks didn’t disappoint when creating this one-of-a-kind recipe.


For a meal not soon forgotten, serve your guests their Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup in a roasted pumpkin.

pumpkin roll
For dessert, Sweet Sugar Bean gives us a beautiful how-to on one of my favorite Fall treats, the Pumpkin Roll.

From the pumpkin patch to your kitchen table, these recipes are all so easy AND are perfect for a nice family dinner together. Or, for snacking while enjoying company. Which will you try?

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Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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