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Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

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Unique pumpkin and squash recipes – when you want pumpkin but don’t want pie! Creative recipes that will inspire you to create something amazing using fall’s favourite produce.

(Want to make apple recipes instead? Check out this collection of sweet and savoury apple recipes.)

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

 


We all love good old pumpkin pie but let’s admit it: when we’ve had the same thing year over year over year, we’re going to crave for something new and creative. A recipe that excites us.

Here are some of the most unique pumpkin and squash recipes from some of the best food bloggers. 

Unique pumpkin and squash recipes: breakfast

Let’s start with light and fluffy pumpkin buttermilk pancakes. They’re always a hit and perfect to jumpstart those crisp fall mornings.

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes with Candied Pecans 

And how about these drool-worthy Pumpkin Beer Waffles from Jennifer over at JenniferMeyering because pumpkin beer.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Not in the mood for ale so early in the morning? Lucy from Supergolden Bakes got your back with her Pumpkin Spice Waffles with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And if you want egg-free waffles, Oriana from Mommy’s Home Cooking has exactly what you’re looking for with her Egg Free Pumpkin Waffles with Salted Caramel Sauce.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

If you’re craving for french toast, check out these delicious Pumpkin Spice French Toast Cups Sarah cooked up over at Away from the Box.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Are you a bread person? Here are three amazing bread recipes for you. The first one is this oh-my-word Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Bread from Julia at Plated Cravings.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

While Amy from The House of Nash has this Pumpkin Chocolate Babka that looks too good to eat (ah but we must).

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Mary the Goodie Godmother (don’t you just love that?) has this Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And if it’s granola you’re looking for, Sarah over at Live Eat Learn has this Double Pumpkin Granola you’re sure to love!

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And if you’re a donut-for-breakfast kind of girl, let’s be friends! Here’s a special baked pumpkin donut with cinnamon sugar just for you.

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with video)

Creative pumpkin and squash recipes: soups

Ok it’s time for soup! I promised you creative and imaginative soup recipes so if you’re looking for basic butternut squash soup recipes, turn away now.

Still here? Yay! I’m glad. These soups are awesome.

First up is this Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup with Ginger brought to you by Natasha of Salt & Lavender.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

While Regina over at Leelalicious did us all (and the universe) a favour by creating this Chocolate Roasted Butternut Squash Soup masterpiece (chocolate!).

12-creamy-butternut-squash-soup

We travel the world with Swayam, La Petit Chef, with her Moroccan Roasted Pumpkin Soup.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Then off to Thailand with Richa (My Food Story) with her Spicy Thai Curry Pumpkin Noodle Soup. (OMG I’m so hungry now, are you?)

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Vicky over at Avocado Pesto has a Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup that’s gluten-free and vegan too.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Pumpkin and squash salads

Speaking of vegetables, of course we have salads. Lorena at Green Healthy Cooking has this bright and vibrant Roasted Butternut Squash Salad that looks absolutely delightful.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And Jagruti (who’s blogging at Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey) has this Harrisa Roasted Pumpkin and Bulgur Wheat Salad that looks and feels like fall.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Unique pumpkin and squash recipes: mains & sides

You’re hungry now, aren’t you. But we’re not done! So many unique pumpkin and squash recipes! On to the main dishes and side dishes we go.

Let’s start with everyone’s favourite mac and cheese, but made more phenomenal. Check out this Upgrade Boxed Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash & Sage from Kelly over at A Side of Sweet.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And how about some chili? (We’re always in the mood for some chili!) Make some Butternut Squash Chili with this recipe from Julia at Savory Tooth.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Or curry. Curry is always a great idea. Like this Thai Potato Pumpkin Curry from Jyothirajesh from Curry Trail.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

How about risotto? Jean from Veggie Inspired Journey has this amazing Southwest Pumpkin Risotto that’s a must-try.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Have you tried kabocha squash? You should! This is a shameless plug for my Kabocha Squash Fritters.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

But seriously, kabocha squash is awesome. Just look at this Kabocha Squash Quinoa Bake with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta from Serena at Domesticate Me.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And this Roasted Kabocha Squash with Curried Sauce from Bobbi at Bam’s Kitchen.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Pumpkin and squash dessert recipes that are not pie!

Now on to my favourite part! Dessert! You guys may have noticed I have a sweet tooth (may have noticed? lol!) so this section almost made me cry. They are all so delicious.

A perfect Sunshine Squash Creme Brûlée from Annemarie of Just a Little Bit of Bacon.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

This beautiful Chocolate & Pumpkin Oreo Cake from Lynn who’s on The Road to Honey.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And what about this delicious and creamy Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms?

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

If you’re looking for a vegan option, we have that too! Check out this Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake from Megan over at A Dash of Megnut.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

And I have a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake for you too. Easy, no fuss dessert perfect for Thanksgiving.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Liv (Liv for Cake) has this amazing Pumpkin Cobbler.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

While Tania over at Cooktoria has a Berry Pumpkin Bowl with Banana Ice Cream.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Want to try something truly unique? Check out this Chinese Pumpkin Bun from Maggie who runs Omnivore’s Cookbook.

Unique Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Hope these unique pumpkin and squash recipes inspire you to create amazing food using this season’s favourite produce. 

Happy baking and cooking!

Have you made any of these unique pumpkin and squash recipes? What’s your favourite one? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it.

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Ella Ivoire

Sunday 9th of October 2016

Those are perfect for autumn! Lovin' each one of it!

Natanja

Monday 3rd of October 2016

What a lovely collection. I'm definitely trying the pumpkin spice waffles, yum!! Have a wonderful time back home. :)

Jolina

Monday 3rd of October 2016

Thanks Natanja! I didn't realize how versatile these ingredients were before this :) (Hello from Manila!)

Tiina A

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

Yes, it's the pumpkin season! All look so delicious! Right now I would like to try that Moroccon soup. It looks super yummy and healthy as well.

April Hammond

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

All those recipes look amazing! I think my favorite would be the pumpkin waffles and the Kabocha Fritters. I have never had that type of squash before and they look so yummy!

Liz Mays

Saturday 1st of October 2016

The French Toast cups look utterly amazing! I think those are first on my list.