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5 Pumpkin Recipes – All Treats, No Tricks!



Halloween is traditionally known as a candy holiday, but since we already overindulged for National Chocolate Day and National Dessert Day this month, we thought we’d take it a little old school and share some ways to turn this holiday’s most noticeable mascot into a delicious treat!

So sit back with a toasty beverage and get into the Halloween spirit!

“5 Pumpkin Recipes For The Halloween Enthusiast”


Handle The Heat’s Pumpkin Bread Rolls With Cinnamon Butter

“Is there anything better than the combination of slightly sweet pumpkin with cinnamon?” Definitely not! You can get the “pumpkin shape” by first forming the balls into dough and squashing them down, then by cutting slices into the sides. This one we’d definitely label a trick AND treat!


Minimalist Baker’s Simple Pumpkin Soup

There’s just something about a warm soup during fall that makes us swoon. Add pumpkin into the mix and you have the perfect Halloween inspired recipe!

BONUS: this soup only takes 15 minutes of prep time and 7 ingredients!


Country Living’s Pumpkin-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

“By incorporating pumpkin, this stuffed pasta recipe requires less cheese than is typically used. Opt for fat-free ricotta and you’ll save a total of 168 calories, 18 grams of fat, and 67 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.”

Delicious and smart? We always knew pumpkins were our favorite fruit (yes, fruit!)


Little Figgy’s Pumpkin Salsa

“One of my favorite food combos may sound a bit odd to some of you, but for me when you pair Pumpkin with chilies and a mad pile of jalapenos, I get excited. Seriously, divine … this Pumpkin Salsa has all that goodness going on!”

There’s something about this sweet and spicy combination that piques our interest and our love of this holiday so much more!


Simply Recipe’s Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Waste not. Want not. Not only are these delectable pumpkin insides a quick snack, but they’re full of health benefits!

According to the recipe’s creator, Elise, the secret to getting the perfect seed is to boil them in salted water before boiling. Duly noted!


CRAVE-ing More?

Want more ways to turn your jack-o-lantern into dinner (we highly suggest not using your actual jack-o-lantern)? Check out these pumpkin recipes:

Real Simple – 22 Great Pumpkin Recipes

Select CRAVE locations are also currently partaking in this great holiday by including Pumpkin Ravioli on the menu! Check out our menu to see if it’s available near you!