11 great pumpkin and squash recipes

Oh, gourd, it's fall, y'all. Make the most of the season with these sweet and savoury pumpkin and squash recipes.

11 great pumpkin and squash recipes

Pumpkin + squash recipes

Chicken, Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

This one-pot darling goes from stove to table in under an hour and is packed with all those essential fall flavours. Get the recipe: Chicken, Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

cast iron skillet of risotto with chunks of pumpkin and chicken

Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

Oh, you haven’t tried sheet pan dinners yet? Here’s your chance: one pan, one full meal, ready in just 35 minutes. Toss squash, kale and sausage up in grainy mustard dressing, stick it in the oven and walk away. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

Squash, sausage and kale on a pan


Cinnamon Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Candied pumpkin seeds? You betcha. These little guys are caramelized with maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar. It’s a pretty sweet reward for gutting a gourd. Get the recipe: Cinnamon Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

dish with roasted pumpkin seedsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Perch Fillets and Squash with Cilantro-Lime Drizzle

Squash wedges are a cinch to roast and make a perfect side for just about anything. In this case, mild-flavoured perch. Get the recipe: Roasted Perch Fillets and Squash with Cilantro-Lime Drizzle

Platter with roasted fish and squashPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin in your chili? Why not? Ground turkey, pumpkin purée, savoury spices and chickpeas. We’re not messing around here. Get the recipe: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

bowl of chili with ground turkey, pumpkin and chickpeasPhoto: Andrew Grinton


Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

Sautéed cubes of squash are candy sweet and super delicious when teamed up with creamy tahini dressing. Get the recipe: Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

plate of arugula salad with squash, quinoa and seeds Photo: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup

Fancy enough for entertaining and quick enough for weeknight supper, swap the chicken broth for veggie to make it vegan (it gets its creaminess from coconut milk). This soup is 100 percent! Get the recipe: Roasted Squash and Coconut Soup

bowl of squash soupPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Maple-Pumpkin Butter

Say hey to maple-pumpkin butter—your new favourite toast (or pancake or French toast or oatmeal) topping. Live your best life and eat it by the spoonful. Get the recipe: Maple-Pumpkin Butter

pumpkin butter spread on graham crackersPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Spiced Apple Oatmeal in Squash Rings

Yes, your kids are eating veggies for breakfast in this yummy spin on oatmeal! (Now keep it to your smug self.) Get the recipe: Spiced Apple Oatmeal in Squash Rings

oatmeal in a squash ringPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Latte has got some competition. Move over green smoothie, it’s all about pumpkin (and banana, dates, Greek yogurt and cinnamon). Get the recipe: Pumpkin Smoothie 

11 great pumpkin and squash recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheater Pumpkin Pie

You can haul out a pumpkin, or you can make this super-simple seven-ingredient pumpkin pie. Get the recipe: Cheater Pumpkin Pie

plate of pumpkin pie with whipped creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Oct 18, 2019

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