Pull on your Uggs, grab your vest, and head to your nearest pumpkin patch to Instagram it up because fall is upon us! Crisper, cooler weather and Hocus Pocus on TV are pretty perfect, but it’s that pumpkin flavor in basically everything that makes fall what it is. But the versatile vegetable is for more than just breads and pies. There are so many ways to eat pumpkin that it’s pretty criminal to limit yourself to pumpkin-flavored cream cheese and coffee.
The funny thing is, I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. Pumpkin pie? Not my favorite. I don’t know what it is, but when pumpkin is the literal star of the show, I’m not guaranteed to enjoy it. I like my pumpkin as an added ingredient, giving it just enough of a creamy texture and pumpkin flavor. However, in an effort to be less #basic about fall, I’ve found 11 ways to eat pumpkin. I’m determined to make all of my meals autumn-themed and it doesn’t get much easier than adding some part of our favorite gourde to delicious recipes. These dishes are perfect for any occasion and will totally put you in that seasonal mood. So turn on some Halloweentown, save the pumpkin spice coffee creamer for later, and enjoy one of these 11 ways to eat pumpkin.