Pumpkin Hit List: The Best Pumpkin Recipes 2016

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It’s the season! Pumpkins are here - a sure sign that Autumn has arrived. Versatile and available in several varieties the humble pumpkin is a wonder produce for sweet and savory recipes. A few years ago all one could find in Germany was the Red Kuri pumpkin. Slowly year for year I began seeing the butternut, then the Musque de Provence and then it seemed the pumpkin market exploded here. I love pumpkins and for me this change was a huge advantage in my kitchen

Last week I was shooting with the awesome knives from Wüsthof presenting their incredible IKON series. Those who know me and have followed me for a long time on this blog will know that I truly believe that almost every fancy gadget in the kitchen is redundant - the real important piece of equipment required is a set of some very good knives. Sharp, knives that lie like an extension in your hands, well balanced and that are made well are invaluable.

The concept we worked out involved lots of pumpkins! I found a few beauties at the market that added to the sexiness of the IKON series. The images were a hit with the client. I was however, left with a crate-full of lovely pumpkins.

I roasted a few, added them to salads and quinoa bowls, made fritters with one but I got the feeling they were multiplying instead od decreasing. I turned to friends and followers on my social media channels and as always I was not let down. 

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I was presented with so many wonderful recipes and ideas with the wonderful pumpkin, not only was I touched but also wanted to honor them by placing them in a pumpkin hit list to share it with my readers here.

This Autumn all you need is our Pumpkin Hit List to use your pumpkins - look no further as we have everything from sweet to savory from mild to spicy. We all hope you enjoy making these recipes.

Antje Schröder loves her pumpkin “sliced pumpkin, baked in the oven and topped with creamy goat cheese. Just simple and delicious”

Preeti Garg Hokaido pumpkin is very easily prepared in the pan. I roast it with white mushrooms and green bell peppers. I love to add ricotta at the very end. Vest eaten with pasta but rice like badmati go well too. Sometimes I preoare it in the oven too when I wznt it to accompany an elaborate meal where it saves my time but on cook top is a more energy efficient/saving way of preparing it. Indian tandoori roti prepared in the oven goes very well too.

Pille - Nami Nami my two favourite (sweet) pumpkin recipes - these pumpkin cookies and quark and pumpkin pudding cake

Vidya Nagaraj Fritters... Thin slices, an egg wash, coated with bread crumbs, deep fried... Just perfect for that cold day!!!

Arundhati Raghavan If you're in the mood for some South Indian flavors: Pumpkin Chutney

Sandhya Hariharan’s Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Richa Gupta has an incredible Spicy Thai Curry Pumpkin Noodle Soup.

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Raksha Kamat shares a Goan Pumpkin Vegetable dish

Priya has an Indian sweet treat with her fantastic Pumpkin Burfi and this pumpkin lentil soup

Saraswathi Iyer has a slightly different kind of curry with her sweet pumpkin curry and these eggless pumpkin raisin muffins

Amrita Iyer shares her Golden Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Rinku Bhattacharya makes one of my favorite snacks with these pumpkin and red onion pakoras (fritters)

This moist pumpkin chocolate chip bread from Deliciously Sprinkled is the perfect coffee/tea time snack!

I am loving this pumpkin spice coconut ice cream from Lady and Pups

This lovely spicy Thai Pumpkin Laksa from Tieghan is flavorful and colorful perfect for fall days

How about these fat and fluffy pumpkin cinnamon sugar donuts for a decadent treat?

Weeknight dinners are saved with this One Pot Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta

Georgina makes her own pumpkin pie spice - so good!

Another perfect dish for a weeknight is this Pumpkin, spinach and walnut spaghetti

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And OMG! These divine Pumpkin Churro French Toast Sticks are the hit!

This could become a Fall favorite Pumpkin Dump Cake

I am in love with these delicate Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli with saffron in the dough and figs and bacon.

Lovely Sneh of Cook Republic has this terrific Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin

The Pig & Quill also have a tempting curry with this pumpkin curry with peanuts, peas + crispy spice-crusted tofu

The perfect Fall side or a great breakfast time treat with these tall and fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits

I think I could sink my teeth into these Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers

Sometimes it’s the simple things that satisfy the most i am a food blog makes a killer roasted pumpkin and sage grilled cheese

My friend Dara has these dreamy creamy Pumpkin & Chicken Enchiladas Recipe on her blog! Soo good!

This cornbread is loaded with pumpkin red onions, Cotija cheese and lots of pepitas

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More awesome pumpkin recipes from What’s For Lunch, Honey?

PINTEREST >> Here is the board I created with all the Best Pumpkin Recipes 2016 on this list!
Want to add your recipes to the board? Just leave a comment or email me with your Pinterest handle and I’ll invite you to join.

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  1. I love pumpkins! Thank you for the great ideas. Can't wait to try some of them.



  2. What a fantastic pumpkin round up!! And those photos are stunning!

  3. Such a beautiful round-up! Stunning images. Love it <3

  4. What an excellent idea to have all of these recipes in one place. That knife looks great too.

  5. Your photos are GORGEOUS!! I love all the recipes!

    1. Well then my roundup was a success hope you find something to try!

  6. These pumpkin photos are gorgeous! Pumpkin is my Fav!

  7. Wow, your photography is stunning. I definitely want to try all the soups and donuts!

  8. The lighting and mood on these is so perfect. Were they taken with natural or artificial lighting?

    1. Thank you Lori! These images were taken with natural lighting. I take 95% of all my shots in natural lighting as it really brings the best out in food shots.

  9. I missed it again didn't I😀, that's one awesome blogpost with those gorgeous clicks you nailed it. Beautiful clicks

  10. Hello Meeta i love ur pic like always, and the list of pumkin recipe, thank u and have a nice day...bisous Amal

  11. Hello Meeta i love ur pic like always, and the list of pumkin recipe, thank u and have a nice day...bisous Amal

  12. I'm going to try the tajine, it sounds great. Thanks for this list, will be saved into my fall bucket list :-)

  13. What a fantastic selection of recipes! I am so excited for pumpkin season and we have been enjoying a lot of pumpkin lattes.

  14. Wow - your round up is impressive and so are these pumpkin photos!

  15. Holy Moly! Nice job of putting some really great pumpkin recipes together. Thanks.

  16. Wow! Great line-up of pumpkin recipes.....those biscuits are on my list! Love the photos :) Pat

  17. I'm a big big fan of pumpkin... And thats a pretty impressive list you have here Meeta! I'm currently in Curacao where it's not really pumpkin weather but once I'm back I'm gonna be in pumpkin overdrive. Loving those images!!

  18. Very nice roundup.. thanks for including my recipe.


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