Carving pumpkins is a classic and crafty Falloween tradition, but what happens to our Jack-O-Lantern's gooey guts when we're done turning these squash into haunting art? Rather than trashing the remains or letting them rot in the garden why not reuse them in the kitchen? Sustainable living at its tastiest!
Here are 5 delicious ways to cook up the ghoulish remains of your holiday pumpkins this year:
Pumpkin Brains Puree
Pumpkin braiiiinnnssss can be monster mashed up into a versatile puree that could wake any zombie from their stupor! You can use this puree for soup, cookies, pancakes, and more!
Check out our other recipes for more information!
Cauldron (Pumpkin) Soup
This wicked witches brew bewitches all who eat it! Take that puree you so beautifully smashed, add a little spice, and presto! You have concocted a potion perfect for a chilly night!
Recommended recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/9191/pumpkin-soup/
Plump Pumpkin Bread
Remember the bread making craze of 2020? It doesn't have to stop there. Spooky, scary skeletons have risen from their graves just to taste this recipe and they admit that its to die for!
Recommended recipe: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/easy-pumpkin-bread-recipe
Sunset Pumpkin Chips
Listen. Is that the crunch of crisp fall leaves or the crunch of a perfectly seasoned pumpkin chip? Take a bite out of this recipe and find out just what has the werewolves howling at the moon!
Recommended recipe: http://figandpepper.com/appetizers/crispy-pumpkin-chips/
Trick or Treat Pumpkin Cookies
Just add a little sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice to this batter for a treat that will have all of the neighborhood kids knocking on your door on Halloween night! Little do they know that a trick may be waiting to give them a fright!
Recommended recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/13774/soft-and-chewy-pumpkin-cookies/
Bonus Recipe: Darling Dog Sweets!
Falloween isn't just for us humans of course. If you have a furry friend they deserve a holiday too! Check out this hauntingly delicious list of pumpkin flavored snacks specially made for your pups!
Recommended Recipe: https://www.puppyleaks.com/pumpkin-dog-treats/
Of course, there are more than 5 ways one can terrorize their tastebuds with deliciousness. Check out these scary good suggestions for additional Falloween fun!
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Creamy Pumpkin Sauce
- Pumpkin Roll Cake
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- Pumpkin Pasta
Happy Fall-oween Foodie Family!
Let us know in the comments below if you have any favorite pumpkin recipes. We'd love to hear from you!