Love Pumpkin? How About For All Three Meals?

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There’s so much more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie. If it’s the signature dish of the season, do more with pumpkin. Here are our favorite autumn recipes you may not have tried before, one for every meal! 

Fall is a special time of year. Summer is in the rearview mirror, and as much as the weather changes, the pronounced change of routine is nearly as sharp. With families balancing work, school, and family life all squeezed into a strict schedule, it can be tough to slow down and enjoy something different. That’s why we’ve got a new kind of balance to offer; the pumpkin flavor you crave, delivered in whole new ways! 

Breakfast just doesn’t get the pumpkin-injection it deserves. We’ve been making Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal for a few years now, and it’s a real treat without being over-the-top sweet. It’s nutritious, delicious, and offers a number of ways to make the same recipe vegan and gluten-free. Don’t forget to make it your own, too; as One Lovely Life recommends, just a few pecans, chocolate chips, or raisins can add a whole new take on this wholesome dish! 

Maybe the best part is that this only takes about twenty-five minutes to bake, so parents can have it ready the night before and throw it in the oven when they wake up. The kids will love it before school! 

Here’s the full recipe from One Lovely Life

Lunch is a favorite around these parts, but it can be hard to keep things fresh. Avoid getting stuck in a mid-day rut and make something seasonally fun! Pumpkin only meant for desserts and soups. We found this really quick-and-easy Pumpkin Grilled Cheese recipe that’s savory, hearty, and a real family favorite. 

If you can make a grilled cheese, you can make this. While this recipe calls for white cheddar, any kind of cheese will work. We’ve also added a bit more spice, including paprika, to give this a bit more behind the dijon, but as always, adjust to taste. 

Try this great recipe from Martha Stewart

When the nights are dark and cold and the whole family needs some comfort food, this is your ace in the hole. Make a hefty batch of Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni and skip the cheese! While this dish doesn’t taste like cheese, the recipe does a great job of maintaining the same consistency and introducing a fresh, rich pumpkin flavor that doesn’t overpower the pasta, either. 

Whip up this memorable meal from The Baking Fairy

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