Staying cozy and warm when the wind’s howling outside involves a lot of factors, from the blanket on your couch to the food in your tummy. And what better way to shield yourself from the cold than with an arsenal of savory pumpkin recipes at your disposal?
If you’re used to pumpkin as an ingredient in sweet desserts like pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes, fear not. Much like sweet potato and winter squash, pumpkin is a versatile veg that can be used in all sorts of recipes.
We love the way pumpkin’s earth, slightly sweet flavor adds complexity to our favorite recipes. Just be sure to use a variety like sugar pumpkin for cooking, as the big jack-o-lantern variety tends to be watery, stringy, and not great for eating. Sugar pumpkins and Japanese pumpkin (also known as kabocha squash) have a denser flesh and sweeter, nuttier flavor that can be used in everything from dinner rolls to enchiladas.
Preheat the oven and get your apron ready, because you’ll want to make one of these mouthwatering recipes as soon as you’re done reading.