5 Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin Into Holiday Menu

Pumpkins Pumpkin is a favorite fall flavor, and it doesn't have to be relegated to pie in your Thanksgiving menu. Try these 5 ways to sneak it into other Thanksgiving courses to diversify your menu and satisfy your taste buds. Dip ...

Pumpkins
Pumpkins

Pumpkin is a favorite fall flavor, and it doesn't have to be relegated to pie in your Thanksgiving menu. Try these 5 ways to sneak it into other Thanksgiving courses to diversify your menu and satisfy your taste buds.

  1. Dip 

    A light, sweet appetizer, this dip comes together quickly and won't take up valuable range real estate. Essentially a mix of cream cheese, pumpkin pie spices, brown sugar, and canned pumpkin, this pairs well with apple slices.

  2. Soup 

    Start off the meal with a savory soup, such as cream of pumpkin or curried pumpkin. Simply add roast pumpkin to sauteed onions and garlic, and then add chicken stock. Add your favorite spices (or cream) to customize your soup. Puree the soup before serving for a smooth texture.

  3. Salad

    If you're looking for a lighter starter, consider adding cubes of roast pumpkin to a mixed greens salad. Try combining pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, baby spinach, sliced red onion, and dried cranberries into a colorful, fall-forward salad. Top with your favorite salad dressing.

  4. Mac and cheese

    To put a southern spin on your holiday meal, try a pumpkin mac and cheese. Simply add canned pumpkin to your favorite bechamel-based mac and cheese recipe. To boost the holiday flavor, add a dash each of nutmeg and allspice, plus a couple tablespoons of maple syrup or brown sugar. Bake as you normally would.

  5. Stuffing

    Adding a touch of pumpkin to your stuffing recipe boosts the sweetness and takes this comfort food to the next level. Combine roasted, cubed pumpkin with your cubed bread and other stuffing ingredients. Then bake as you otherwise would.

These are just a handful of the ways that you can add this delicious autumn gift to all courses of your Thanksgiving menu. To purchase bakeware before the big day, or for any other reason, please contact us.