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10 Easy Comfort Food Dishes With Pumpkin

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10 Easy Comfort Food Dishes With Pumpkin
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We have selected a fantastic comforting selection of popular and easy pumpkin recipes to try this fall. 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 this orange gourd. Once you have mastered the different varieties and how to successfully chop them up you are more than half way 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.

Enjoy!

VEGETARIAN LENTIL AND PUMPKIN STEW

A hearty comforting stew ready in less than half an hour. Meatless Monday at its best.

PUMPKIN WITH CHESTNUTS AND ONIONS

Autumn's favourite ingredients combine in this satisfying side dish of pumpkin and chestnuts.

PUMPKIN RISOTTO WITH SAGE

Get into the fall spirit with pumpkin risotto and crispy sage on top.

CHICK-PEAS WITH PUMPKIN AND CORIANDER

A delicious warm autumnal salad. Make it the day before eating to allow the flavours to fully develop.

PUMPKIN PIE WITH CRANBERRY GARNISH

Pumpkin pie is a perfect recipe to have up your sleeve for both Thanksgiving and Halloween. And even better to pack up a sneaky leftover slice for lunch.

LASAGNA WITH PUMPKIN, GOAT'S CHEESE AND HAZELNUTS

A vibrant and vegetarian lasagne benefitting from the crunch of hazelnut and the sweet pumpkin with creamy goat's cheese.

ROASTED PUMPKIN AND PEAR SOUP

Foodblogger Laurel Evans created this tasty soup. By roasting off the pears, pumpkin, tomatoes and leek prior to purifying the soup benefits from intensified and concentrated flavours.

THAI-STYLE PUMPKIN CURRY WITH SWEET POTATOES, CABBAGE AND BEANS

Get your Thai curry fix with this delicious and healthy curry, so easy to make and equally rewarding on flavour.

VEGETARIAN SALAD WITH GRAIN, SPINACH, PUMPKIN AND PARMESAN

Parmesan and thyme pump up the flavour in this perfect Thanksgiving or Halloween side which also doubles up well as a main for vegetarian guests.

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES & ROASTED PUMPKIN DOUBLE LAYER CREAM SOUP

A tasty vegan soup, pay attention to the decoration to create an equally exquisite and interesting looking soup this fall.

If you're lining up pumpkin carving ideas we have just the tips to bring out your creative side this Halloween.

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