Pumpkinhead: 7 Recipes Using Pumpkin!

There truly needs to be an intervention on the whole PSL phenomenon - that is Pumpkin Spice Latte for those of who have somehow missed this absolute pumpkin fueled hysteria. Truth be told, pumpkin is not the boldest flavor but when combined with spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika - or dressed with sage, this squash plant truly sings! So yes, the pumpkin spice lattes are great but there are other ways to enjoy this magnificent seasonal treat and here are a few of our favorite recipes ranging from sweet to savory and in between. Oh, and if you are truly addicted, there is even a homemade PSL to try out too. As we all know, sometimes the guiltiest pleasures are the tastiest!

Double Stuffed Pumpkin Pie Oreos

Image via Half Baked Harvest  For the resident cookie monster in your house, these homemade double stuffed Oreos with just a touch of pumpkin are sure to drive them wild. Entirely made from scratch, these cookies have a total prep/cook time of 2 and 1/2 hours but an afternoon spent in the kitchen making these bad boys will definitely be worth it after the first milk dunk.

Image via Half Baked Harvest 

For the resident cookie monster in your house, these homemade double stuffed Oreos with just a touch of pumpkin are sure to drive them wild. Entirely made from scratch, these cookies have a total prep/cook time of 2 and 1/2 hours but an afternoon spent in the kitchen making these bad boys will definitely be worth it after the first milk dunk.

Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Image via Taste and Tell  Never has there been a culinary match quite like pumpkin and sage. Add nutmeg, cheese and raviolis to the mix and well, you have the prime makings for a food-induced coma. This quickie recipe - using pre-made pasta - is ready to go in a half hour and tastes like a four star classic. Rich and hearty flavors make this dish a truly rewarding comfort meal for any fall eve.

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Never has there been a culinary match quite like pumpkin and sage. Add nutmeg, cheese and raviolis to the mix and well, you have the prime makings for a food-induced coma. This quickie recipe - using pre-made pasta - is ready to go in a half hour and tastes like a four star classic. Rich and hearty flavors make this dish a truly rewarding comfort meal for any fall eve.

Pumpkin Pie Crescents 

Image via Spend with Pennies  Quite possibly one of the easiest recipes around, these Pumpkin Pie Crescents are sure to be a hit at any fall get-together - anyone thinking about Thanksgiving yet? Hint, hint. Made from six ingredients, Spend with Pennies uses Pillsbury crescents but if you want to level up, here is a homemade recipe for the buttery treats. Though if you decide to keep things simple with the dough boy, we won't tell!

Image via Spend with Pennies 

Quite possibly one of the easiest recipes around, these Pumpkin Pie Crescents are sure to be a hit at any fall get-together - anyone thinking about Thanksgiving yet? Hint, hint. Made from six ingredients, Spend with Pennies uses Pillsbury crescents but if you want to level up, here is a homemade recipe for the buttery treats. Though if you decide to keep things simple with the dough boy, we won't tell!

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Image via Leelalicious For an unexpected use of pumpkin, try this Creamy Pumpkin Hummus. With traditional lemon swapped out for lime, added to pumpkin puree and savory spices like cumin and paprika, this dip is flavorful and the epitome of smooth. With pumpkin to give the spread a seasonal flair, this hummus and its glowing hue were made for the likes of Instagram - if you're into that sort of thing! 

Image via Leelalicious

For an unexpected use of pumpkin, try this Creamy Pumpkin Hummus. With traditional lemon swapped out for lime, added to pumpkin puree and savory spices like cumin and paprika, this dip is flavorful and the epitome of smooth. With pumpkin to give the spread a seasonal flair, this hummus and its glowing hue were made for the likes of Instagram - if you're into that sort of thing! 

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Bread

Image via Creme de la Crumb Pumpkin bread is a guilty pleasure of mine and this recipe from Creme de la Crumb - how cute is that blog name?! - is no exception. With the addition of streusel - yes please! - and cinnamon - yup! - this pumpkin bread is well worth the hour prep/cook time. Great with a glass of milk or builder's tea, a pumpkin spice latte if you must, this pumpkin bread was made for early breakfast or a mid-day snack.

Image via Creme de la Crumb

Pumpkin bread is a guilty pleasure of mine and this recipe from Creme de la Crumb - how cute is that blog name?! - is no exception. With the addition of streusel - yes please! - and cinnamon - yup! - this pumpkin bread is well worth the hour prep/cook time. Great with a glass of milk or builder's tea, a pumpkin spice latte if you must, this pumpkin bread was made for early breakfast or a mid-day snack.

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Image via Naturally Ella  Truth be told, I'm obsessed with everything about this Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup. With its silky texture and roasted pumpkin seed garnish, this fusion of curry powder with scallions and, of course, pumpkin is the perfect antidote for chilly fall nights. 

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Truth be told, I'm obsessed with everything about this Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup. With its silky texture and roasted pumpkin seed garnish, this fusion of curry powder with scallions and, of course, pumpkin is the perfect antidote for chilly fall nights. 

At-Home Pumpkin Spice Latte

Image via Inspired Taste  Like it or not, no pumpkin recipe list is complete without a nod to the PSL. This homemade recipe has all the makings to rival the Starbuck's version and, best of all, it may be enjoyed in the peace and quiet of your own home! A great use for any leftover pumpkin puree from the recipes above, this warming sipper, topped with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin spice, is sure to bump up your Sunday enjoyment quotient.

Image via Inspired Taste 

Like it or not, no pumpkin recipe list is complete without a nod to the PSL. This homemade recipe has all the makings to rival the Starbuck's version and, best of all, it may be enjoyed in the peace and quiet of your own home! A great use for any leftover pumpkin puree from the recipes above, this warming sipper, topped with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin spice, is sure to bump up your Sunday enjoyment quotient.

Cheers and enjoy! 'Til next time.

- KCH