The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, cozy sweaters are becoming a wardrobe staple and pumpkin is back. We’re not just talking about your favorite spiced latte, either. If you’re a “basic” pumpkin lover, secretly in love with the fall vegetable, or indifferent to the whole craze, we have so many reasons to celebrate the return of this seasonal favorite.
Not only does it taste good, is fun to carve your best funny face into and brings all day fun to those visiting where it’s grown, pumpkins are packed with nutritional benefits. It is high in potassium, beta-carotene (Vitamin A), fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E and loads of other antioxidants. Some of these nutrients can help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, regulate blood pressure and support heart health. You’d be crazy not to be obsessed!
So slip on your fluffiest slippers, put on your favorite spooky movie and get into the fall groove with everything pumpkin recipes and tips.
First things first, this easy as pie (now there’s another pumpkin idea) soup is simple to make and so very satisfying to eat. Coconut milk and Massel broth represent the base of this dish along with pumpkin, lemongrass, lime juice, garlic and more. Make it ahead of time and freeze for a quick and effortless lunch or weeknight dinner.
No part of your meticulously picked pumpkin should go to waste! This slow-cooker recipe makes use of those often misplaced pumpkin seeds and puts them to wonderful use. And if you want to simply toast those pumpkin seeds all by themselves for a healthy and tasty snack, substitute Massel All Purpose Bouillon & Seasoning for salt. Feel free to cheer, a low sodium sodium snack with no sacrifice on taste is something to celebrate.
While this recipe doesn’t explicitly have pumpkin in it, we’ve finagled some ways to include the super vegetable. To this recipe, simply add a cup of puréed pumpkin to get an added depth of flavor and health benefits. Feel free to leave out the turkey in order to make it vegetarian! The options are endless with this one.
You never knew mac & cheese could be this good for you! Simply replace the squash in this recipe with pumpkin instead. Such an easy swap for an incredibly tasty meal that the whole family will enjoy.