If You’re So Excited About Pumpkin, These Recipes Are for You
September is all about those #SquashGoals.
September is here and the aroma of pumpkin is in the air — well, the fragrance of fall-themed candles and spiced lattes, anyway. If you’ve been looking forward to the return of pumpkin-themed everything all summer long then there’s a chance you’re having a hard time waiting for the thermometer to read "pumpkin spice" (instead of "Italian ice"). I know I am. That’s why I rounded up a few pumpkin recipes that are perfect for early September: sweet and savory treats that you can make anytime — that feature just a hint of that late-autumn flavor you’re craving!
Fall’s favorite gourd isn’t just for desserts. Pumpkin’s natural sweetness makes it the perfect choice when you want to spice up your good-for-you breakfast routine. If you’re feeding a family, bake fiber-rich pumpkin with old-fashioned oats for a Healthy Pumpkin-Oatmeal Bake.
Need something that you can prep the night before and enjoy on-the-go? Try creamy Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats or Ellie’s pepita-topped Pumpkin Muffins instead.
Lunch & Dinner
When you’re craving something sweet and delicious but need to eat a nutritious lunch, pumpkin is your go-to. Katie’ Lee’s healthy Pumpkin Smoothie is ready in 5 minutes — and tastes just like pumpkin pie!
For a warm and satisfying meal, choose a savory, pumpkin-filled bowl that marries fall’s best flavors. Two Food Network favorites? Creamy Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce and hearty Pumpkin Polenta with Vegetables.
If you’re in the mood for something reminiscent of classic, Thanksgiving sweets then you’re going to love this Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread. It takes traditional quick bread to the next level by adding a rich, cream cheese swirl.
No time to bake? You only need 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make Pumpkin Pie Dip. If you’re having friends over, uncork a bottle of bubbles to drink alongside – the effervescence will cut through the richness and spice.