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Recipe Roundup: Pumpkin / Squash

Happy Autumn Equinox!

This year has felt like it has crept by at a snail’s pace while also flying by — how is it almost fall already!? I’ve written at length about how much I love the autumn season and there’s no denying that gourd-related foods are a major contributor to that passion. Foods made with pumpkins and squash during the cooler months just make me incredibly happy. It’s been really warm, especially during these last few weeks of summer and I am so ready for things to cool off here in Seattle — totally craving cardigans, boots, and pumpkin spice everything — self-proclaimed basic girl over here!

Below I’ve listed my favorite pumpkin and squash recipes… both classic and calorie-conscious options (#balance, amirite?).


BEVERAGES:

Coffee:
Pumpkin Spice Latte
(*copycat pumpkin spice “sauce”)
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Smoothies / Shakes:
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Cocktails:
Pumpkin Martini
Pumpkin Spice Negroni
Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail
Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
Pumpkin Spice White Russian


FOOD:

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Brown Butter Pumpkin Grits
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bagels
Creamy Pumpkin-Ginger Parfaits
Cinnamon Sugar Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter

Appetizers:
Pumpkin Dip
Mini Butternut Squash Tarts
Savory Sage Pumpkin Hummus
Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries
Butternut Squash Chicken Poppers
Pumpkin & Rosemary Puff Pastry Bites
Baked Polenta Bites with Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe

Meals:
Winter Squash Soup
Warm Autumn Salad
Autumn Pumpkin Pasta
Pumpkin Ginger Bisque
Butternut Squash Bisque
Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin
Butternut Squash Risotto
Spicy Pumpkin One Pot Pasta
Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
Garlic Butter Butternut Squash Steaks
Savory Pumpkin Casserole with Herbs
Creamed Spaghetti Squash w/ Browned Butter Walnuts

Desserts:
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake
Crustless Pumpkin Cheesecake
Spiced Maple Pumpkin Hand Pies
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
Pumpkin Ice Cream in Homemade Ice Cream Bowls


Do you love gourd season too? If you have some favorite pumpkin or squash dishes, feel free to share them in the comments section below (linking the recipe if you can) for the rest of us to enjoy!

Sending hugs!

xx, Natalie

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