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.
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.
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.
Austria’s traditional cream of pumpkin soup, called Kürbiscremesuppe, is made with pumpkin seed oil.
Brazilians serve a creamy shrimp stew, known as camarão na moranga, which translates to “shrimp in a pumpkin,” year-round at dinner parties, special occasions, and holidays.
Cinnamon-spiced pumpkin turnovers are a traditional German dessert.
In India, pumpkin sweetens a traditional curry, kaddu ki sabzi.
Iranians cook a sweet and savory pumpkin dish known as borani kadhu. To prepare it, pumpkin is cooked in sweet tomato sauce and onion gravy and is seasoned with spices.
Pumpkin stuffed with couscous and vegetables is a traditional dish prepared for Sukkot in Israel.
In the land of pasta, pumpkin-filled ravioli or pot-belly-shaped pansotti is a beloved regional dish.
Japanese-style croquettes (korroke) are made with a kabocha squash, a pumpkin relative.
Candied pumpkin, or calabaza en tacha, is a traditional Mexican dish made for el Dia de Los Muertos. Sliced pumpkin is cooked in brown sugar cane syrup until it’s tender and sweet.
In Morocco, pumpkin is cooked in a stew with lentils and often lamb.
A warm pompoensoep — the word is pronounced like "pumpkin soup" — is what the Dutch eat when it’s cold outside.
Filipinos like to cook pumpkin in coconut milk for a creamy vegetable dish they call ginataang kalabasa.
In severe winters, Russians warm up with a bowl of pumpkin millet porridge.
Served either as a side dish or as a dessert, pumpkin fritters are enjoyed as a sweet or salty treat in South Africa.
In Switzerland, gnocchi are made with pumpkin instead of the traditional potato.