Pumpkins and Halloween have long gone hand-in-hand - but there’s nothing scary about cooking up a delicious, seasonal feast with the bright orange gourd.
Outside of jack-o’-lanterns, there’s plenty to be done with the sweet flesh of pumpkins, from warming soups and hearty curries to classic pumpkin pies and tasty lasagne.
Scroll on to discover some of our favourite, tasty pumpkin recipes...
Traditional pumpkin pie
There's a reason this comforting dessert is an all-American classic. Warming autumnal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg bring out the natural caramel sweetness in this gorgeous fruity filling. Serve with a little whipped cream for ultimate indulgence.
Lightly Spiced Pumpkin Soup
This warming soup freezes well, so it's a good idea to make a few batches and freeze in individual portions - that way, when the drizzly autumn rain hits, you're more than prepared!
Crisp on the outside and soft and warming on the insider, this pumpkin samosa recipe makes 12 large vegetarian samosas that are perfect for lunchboxes or a buffet.
Proving you don't need meat to make a satisfying main course, the pumpkin and cheese make for a great combination in this delicious veggie dinner dish.
Chicken and pumpkin curry
A touch of sweetness goes a long way in balancing and rounding the spice in a saucy curry - just look at the korma and the tikka masala. So, thanks to its natural sweetness, the soft pumpkin absorbs the spices and turns this into a hard-to-beat curry.
Bacon and pumpkin soup
Rich from the bacon and creamy from red lentils, this warming soup is perfect for rainy days. The crème fraîche gives the soup a lovely tart edge, but you can leave it out if you like.