We have selected a fantastic comforting selection of popular and easy pumpkin recipes to try this autumn. Even better they’re all meat-free making them a perfect addition to your Meatless Monday repertoire.
At this time of year, it’s a good excuse to get creative with the mighty orange gourd as their abundance and durability lend themselves well to economical cooking not to mention their sweet flesh that can be taken down either the sweet or savoury route. The pumpkin possibilities are endless.
There’s a lot you can achieve with pumpkin. Once you have mastered the different varieties and how to successfully chop them up you are over halfway there.
Pumpkin dishes can be both hearty and satisfying. From lasagne, soup, stew and pie, to salad we have all the easy pumpkin recipes you will need to enjoy the orange gourd this fall and winter. Invite pumpkins into your kitchen and remember, they aren’t just for Halloween, but also for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Vegetarian lentil and pumpkin stew
Try this easy hearty comforting stew that is ready in less than half an hour. Meatless Monday at its best or a vegetarian staple for any night of the week, with lentils for a protein kick.
Pumpkin with chestnuts and onions
Autumn's favourite ingredients are combined in this satisfying easy side dish of pumpkin and chestnuts. The perfect accompaniment to a festive roast or delicious as a winter warmer.
Pumpkin risotto with sage
Channel your inner Italian and get into the autumn spirit with pumpkin risotto and crispy sage on top. Perfect in small portions as a Halloween appetiser.
Chickpeas with pumpkin and coriander
A delicious warm autumnal salad that highlights South Asian flavours and is perfect for vegans. Make it the day before to allow the flavours to fully develop.
Pumpkin pie with cranberry garnish
Pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert to have up your sleeve for both Thanksgiving and Halloween and this recipe will grace any festive table. And even better pack up a sneaky leftover slice for lunch.
Lasagna with pumpkin, goat's cheese and hazelnuts
A vibrant vegetarian lasagna benefits from the crunch of hazelnut and the sweet pumpkin with creamy goat's cheese. The ideal festive Thanksgiving or Christmas dish for the vegetarian at your table.
Roasted pumpkin and pear soup
This tasty soup comes courtesy of food blogger Laurel Evans. By roasting off the pears, pumpkin, tomatoes and leek first the soup benefits from intensified flavours. Serve with crusty bread.
Thai-style pumpkin curry with sweet potatoes, cabbage and beans
Get your Thai curry fix with this delicious and healthy curry that is so easy to make and equally rewarding in flavour. A great way for vegans to boost their protein intake.
Grain, spinach, pumpkin and Parmesan salad
Parmesan and thyme pump up the flavour in this perfect Thanksgiving or Halloween side or warm salad, which also doubles up well as a main for vegetarian guests.
Jerusalem artichokes & roasted pumpkin double layer cream soup
A tasty vegan soup that showcases all the flavours of autumn. Pay attention to the decoration to create an equally exquisite and interesting-looking soup this autumn.
If you're lining up pumpkin carving ideas we have just the tips to bring out your creative side this Halloween.
This article was updated on 03/10/2022.