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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pumpkin and squash salads
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.
Have you tried kabocha squash? You should! This is a shameless plug for my Kabocha Squash Fritters.
But seriously, kabocha squash is awesome. Just look at this Kabocha Squash Quinoa Bake with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta from Serena at Domesticate Me.
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.
This pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese filling will be the star of your Thanksgiving celebrations. It’s a perfectly spiced pumpkin cake with pecans and a cream cheese centre. So delicious and full of the warm, cozy flavours of fall.
And I have a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake for you too. Easy, no fuss dessert perfect for Thanksgiving.
Hope these unique pumpkin and squash recipes inspire you to create amazing food using this season’s favourite produce.
Happy baking and cooking!
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