Best ever pumpkin recipes for Halloween

The pumpkin carving has begun, and we have some delicious pumpkin recipes to make with your leftovers. Make prawns and pumpkin curry, pumpkin pie or cute muffins for your Halloween party.

Prawn and pumpkin curry

This impressive prawn and pumpkin curry may look complicated, but once you have all the ingredients prepped it’s quite quick to make. Serve with steamed basmati rice and top the curry with crisp fried shallots and fried curry leaves, or fresh coriander.


Gnocchi with pumpkin or squash, amaretti and rocket

Amaretti may seem like a strange addition to a savoury dish, but in this recipe for gGnocchi with squash (you can also use pumpkin), amaretti and rocket, the subtle, sweet crunch really works. It’s vegetarian and ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal.

Kale, pumpkin and bacon pot

Sometimes comfort food comes with a high calorie count. Not this delicious pumpkin, bacon and kale pot which comes in at less than 250 calories but feels like a lot more. Serve with crunchy, buttered sourdough toast for a midweek treat.

Ginger-glazed squash or pumpkin with sesame

This Asian-inspired recipe for ginger-glazed squash (you can also use pumpkin) with sesame is a great way to make everyday ingredients more exciting. It’s packed full of delicious flavours but is under 300 calories and takes just 45 minutes.

Roast pumpkin and fennel with mushrooms

A warming veggie recipe using pumpkin or squash and fennel, ideal to serve on a wintery Sunday. This dish has enough texture to stand alone as a vegetarian main, or serve as a side dish with roast beef or lamb.

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash or pumpkin, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It’s so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds though, that you’ll forget you’re being virtuous.

Pumpkin pie with maple cream

The best pumpkin pie. Designed to impress, this rich creamy pud uses bought pastry, making it easy but still a special bake. Maple cream goes on the side.

Pumpkin pie spiced muffins

A pumpkin pie-flavoured muffin, topped with cream cheese, could baking get any better? Muffins are so fast and simple to make, kids and grown ups love them.

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