Easy pumpkin recipes become part of the menu with the pumpkin ripening in September. The seasonal fruit is also called winter squash.
Rich in vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber, the winter squash enriches a winter menu. There, a pumpkin becomes part of raw recipes as well as cooked, steamed, baked ones. Its versatility stretches from sweet to savory dishes.
In its raw form, the winter squash becomes an ingredient to salads and smoothies.
Sweet recipes range from pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin pie to make an eye-catching and mouth-watering dessert. Meanwhile, in its baked form in pumpkin muffins, it makes a good filling for school lunch boxes or serves as a snack on the go.
For savory dishes, the orange fruit with its firm flesh is an excellent ingredient to add to stir-fries, stews, curries, casseroles, or quiches. When steamed or roasted, the squash makes a great companion for a vinaigrette or an egg salad.
The possibilities are endless. So start trying, tasting, and experimenting. For many, the pumpkin season goes hand in hand with pumpkin pie spice. When exploring the easy pumpkin recipes here on the site, you will notice many other herbs and spices work just as fine.
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