Whatcha Gonna Do With All That Pumpkin?

It’s Pumpkin Time! You might find yourself wondering what you’re going to do with all these leftover pumpkins you bought. Here are some ideas:

Roast The Seeds

That may seem like an easy one, but most people just throw the seeds away. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Toss the seeds in butter, salt, and seasoning (if you like). Pop the seeds on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 45 minutes. Keep stirring them until golden brown.

Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

This takes a little bit of effort, but your pumpkin pies will taste SO much better! Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cut the pumpkin in half and remove seeds (roast them!) and pulp. Cover each half with foil. Bake foil side up for 1 hour, or until tender. Scrape out the pumpkin meat and puree in a blender. Strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces. Voila!

Make a Savory Dish

Tired of pumpkin pie? Well, how about making a Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce? Or a Pumpkin Grilled Cheese? Or a Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup? Or how about Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi? Even Pumpkin ENCHILADAS! Google and Pinterest will guide you to some amazing recipes for savory pumpkin recipes.

Of course, you can always make a homemade Pumpkin Pie. Most people won’t complain about that. This is a great time of year to enjoy the pumpkin craze, and use the freshest ingredients.

 

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