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5 Easy Ways to Use Pumpkin In Your Cooking This Fall

What’s fall without pumpkins? It’s the flavor and vegetable of the season! Everyone who loves the sight of falling leaves knows that fall is incomplete without these seeds. You may know of the pumpkin latte, but there’s so much more you can make. So, from pumpkin dips to bread to soup and even a very creamy gnocchi, here are five recipes you won’t regret trying.

Pumpkin Soup

What better way to keep you cozy on the outside and warm on the inside than soup? Pumpkin soup promises warmth and absolute deliciousness in every creamy scoop. What’s more? It’s very easy to make.

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Canned pumpkin is a recommended choice. And your favorite winter squash (try butternut squash) and calabaza. Adding fresh ginger and carrots will help bring out the best fall flavor. With pumpkin soup, fall just got better!

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi With Italian Sausage

If you have some gnocchi and a can of pumpkin puree in the pantry, get ready to make the best meal of your life. The pumpkin part of this recipe is in the sauce, which is the best part of the meal.

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The base of the sauce is pumpkin puree. To spice things up, some Italian sausage and sage will be perfect. When you are done making this sauce, you will want to lick it clean, so don’t forget to get some bread.

Pumpkin Bread

Who said bread has to be basic? Pumpkin is one of the best ways to feel the spirit of fall without going through too much stress. The classic plain bread works well, but you could always make yours special.

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Mix your regular bread ingredients with some pumpkin puree. If you like some flair, you can add chocolate chips, nuts, or even berries as you wish. It’s okay to experiment; just ensure you end up with something edible.

Pumpkin Muffins 

Everyone knows that muffins are a socially acceptable way of eating cake at any time of the day. So, when it’s fall, pumpkin muffins are your way out. What do you need? A regular muffin base and some pumpkin puree.

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There is no science to baking these muffins. Mix your wet ingredients, mix your dry ingredients, join both together, and bake for about 25 minutes. Add some applesauce as well, and you’ll surely have the best muffin ever!

Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin dips are another easy recipe with which to get into the season. The best part is that they are easy to prepare (and just as easy to eat!). It tastes like pumpkin pie, and you can enjoy it with a lot of dishes.

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You only need some pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix it all up in a food processor, and it’s all done. We suggest you enjoy it with some apple slices. You’ll love it!

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