Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving classic and tables across America are filled with the fall favorite each year. Although pumpkin pie is a must on Turkey Day, there are many other delicious pumpkin recipes to satisfy your pumpkin craving while you wait for the traditional dessert. The Cook editors here at The Daily Meal want to ensure that you make the most out of pumpkins this year — and that means going beyond pie.
Unlike in the time-honored pie, pumpkins can also be used in many savory dishes. Try a pumpkin-stuffed chicken breast for an inventive new way to serve a dinner favorite. There are also pumpkin chowders and soups that deliver superb pumpkin flavor in warm and savory ways. Or try pumpkin for breakfast with pumpkin oatmeal bars or cream cheese pumpkin spread for bagels and toast.
So, while we wait anxiously for a slice of the customary pie, make some of these pumpkin recipes in the days leading up to the holiday. Try making your own pumpkin purée with a fresh pumpkin or simply use the canned version for a quick and easy alternative.
Move over apples, there’s a new king of fall in town that has kids and adults alike flocking to the farms. Pumpkins are for more than carving and their cooking uses go far beyond pie. Check out these recipes and fill your home (and stomachs) with these new non-pie pumpkin recipes.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.