Before we know it fall will be here. The leaves will be changing colors, the temperatures will be getting cooler, we’ll be wearing our cardigans and boots again, and the best part – pumpkin flavored food will be everywhere! Naturally, with the arrival of fall everyone begins making pumpkin food from hearty meals to sugary desserts. It’s one of my favorite times of year, although I have to admit I eat pumpkin food all year long because I love it so much. This fall you may need to make a dessert for a work event, a dinner for close friends, or simply a lunch for you to eat in your nice warm home when it’s raining outside. Here are 8 great pumpkin recipes options for all those occasions.
1. Pumpkin Oatmeal
If you’re hankering for something pumpkin in the morning when you wake up, this pumpkin oatmeal will do the trick! It’s hearty, healthy, delicious, and will keep you full all morning. It’s the perfect alternative to regular oatmeal and is still incredibly easy to make. In less than 5 minutes your pumpkin craving be completely satisfied and even better, you’ll be full.
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2. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
For those fall mornings when you have guests staying at your home, these cinnamon rolls will be an absolute delight to have. Everyone loves cinnamon rolls, and this pumpkin version will be everyone’s favorite. These will impress your guests and ill their tummy with something incredibly tasty.
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3. Creamy Pumpkin Soup
This creamy pumpkin soup would make a great meal for those cold days when you want to warm up. Not only does soup keep you warm, but it fills you up a lot, as well, meaning that you and your family will be completely satisfied after eating this delight. The yummy pumpkin flavoring and bits of bacon will have your family begging you to make it again.
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4. Dinner In A Pumpkin
I’ve personally never had dinner in a pumpkin, but I’ve known many people who have that all love it! They all say it makes the perfect fall meal because you actually eat the meal out of the pumpkin! What goes inside is a tasty casserole full of ground beef, rice, pumpkin, and so much more. It seems like the perfect tradition to start for your Halloween night dinner.
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5. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake
If you’re a carb lover like me, you’ve got to try this creamy pumpkin pasta bake. Creamy doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s full of milky, cheesy ingredients and that combined with pasta is always a good option. If you’re a meat lover you can certainly add meat for more great spicy flavor. This recipe is the perfect hearty meal for your comfort food cravings this fall.
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6. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are certainly a fall favorite dessert. You see them everyone in stores, in the office, and in your loved one’s homes. That’s because they are delicious! Pumpkin and chocolate are a perfect match and make the best cookies that I honestly crave all year round. I could eat these on the hottest day of the summer because they’re that good.
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7. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Because pumpkin cookies are just so good, we had to add an iced version of pumpkin cookies as well. These are a nice alternative to the chocolate chip ones for those who don’t like chocolate. These cookies are nice and fluffy as well as soft and moist. The perfect combination in one cookie. You could even add little bits and pieces of pecans or walnuts on the top to give it a nice little crunch.
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8. Pumpkin Ice Cream
I always get so excited when fall comes around because the grocery stores start carrying pumpkin ice cream. There’s something about pumpkin ice cream that is so refreshing and tasty. Now you can make your own with this recipe. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this easy 5 ingredient recipe. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure my freezer is going to be stocked with this pumpkin ice cream all fall long.
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