It’s pumpkin season, when we look forward to homemade pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes to warm us up on cold days, and, of course, pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. We can’t stop thinking about all the recipes we’ll make with pumpkin this Fall. Beyond bread, lattes, and pie, people around the world are cooking with pumpkin, too.
The seasonal orange squash is traditionally eaten in the fall in the United States, but in many countries, pumpkin is a year-round ingredient used in soups, stews, pastries, and pastas.
Cinnamon-spiced pumpkin turnovers are a traditional German dessert. In India, pumpkin sweetens a traditional curry, kaddu ki sabzi. And pumpkin ravioli is a beloved Italian pasta dish.
These international pumpkin dishes might inspire you to cook with pumpkin all year long.
Challaw Kadu — Afghanistan
Pumpkin is the main ingredient in challaw kadu, an Afghan dish that consists of roasted pumpkin cubes topped with yogurt and meat (ground beef or lamb) sauce, with a side of basmati rice.
Pumpkin Seed Muesli — Australia
Muesli — a breakfast dish or snack made of raw oats mixed with milk or yogurt and ingredients like fruit, seeds, and nuts — is popularly topped with pumpkin seeds in Australia.
Haley Willard is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter @haleywillrd.