11 Delicious pumpkin recipes

low- and zero-waste slow living upcycling Nov 26, 2021

Many of you know its a custom here in the northern hemisphere to celebrate autumn and Halloween by decorating the front porch. Being someone who hates waste, and always looking to reduce my plastic use where possible, I like to decorate with pumpkins. They are biodegradable and we can also turn them into something to eat.

We are slowly eating our way through the first one, and there's two more to go... So I've collated a list of recipes that I like to use to enjoy our Jack’o’lanterns in.

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Pumpkin Soup

Mum used to make a recipe similar to this when she owned and ran a coffee shop. Enjoying this delicious, hearty soup always reminds me of those days hanging out in a coffee shop after school and helping during school holidays.


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Pumpkin Risotto

My father’s partner, Leanne, first cooked this for us when we were travelling through Canada may years ago. It's super delicious and always makes me think of Vancouver.


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No-bake Pumpkin Energy Balls

These are super easy, super delicious, and a great healthy snack to grab on the go.

Pumpkin muffins


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Pumpkin Curry

All I can say about this recipe is yum! There's something so moreish about coconut curries.


Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

This is on my list of things to try. I like to minimize my use of wheat flour, so this is perfect!


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Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Also on my list to try. I like the idea of reusing the seeds too.


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Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

Also on my list of things to try. I'll report back and tell you how it is! And I'll be using rice noodles. Mmmmm!


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Pumpkin Beef and Blackbean chilli

This sounds like a delicious recipe that could be adapted for the slow cooker.


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Pumkin Shepherds Pie

A fun idea to use mashed pumpkin as an alternative to mashed potatoes.


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Bread Machine Pumpkin Yeast Bread

This recipe is so easy, and so delicious. And you can't beat the smell of baking bread on a cold wintry day.


If you have any favourite pumpkins recipes, please share them with me!

Hi, I'm Kate!

I am a strong believer in starting where you are and using what you have, wherever and whatever that may be.

Everyone should get to experience the joy of connecting to others through learning, experimenting, and creating.

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