Pumpkin Recipes Other Than Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin smoothieIf you love cooking fall recipes in your Lewisville apartment, but another pumpkin pie isn’t inspiring, we don’t blame you! Pumpkin pie is delicious, but there’s more to do with this fall fruit. Here is a roundup of some of our non-pie pumpkin favorites.

1. Pumpkin Polenta

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Add water, pumpkin and bay leaves to a medium saucepan and bring to simmer. Whisk in polenta and simmer for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally, until smooth. Stir in butter and parmesan before serving.

2. Cucumber Pumpkin Dip

  • Half cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander

Peel and grate cucumber and press into a strainer to drain excess water. Add to a bowl with remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly. Serve chilled with pitas, tortilla chips, toasted baguettes, or any other foods with a crunch!

3. Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Whisk together milk, pumpkin, butter and eggs. Sift dry ingredients together, then whisk into milk mixture. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot, buttered skillet. Cook until bottom is golden brown, then flip. Drizzle with maple syrup and feel the fall spirit!

4. Pumpkin Smoothies

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Makes two servings. Or, blend in 1/4 cup honey and churn in an ice cream maker for delicious frozen yogurt. Yum!

Roomy Kitchens

Every floor plan at our Lewisville apartments has plenty of kitchen space for preparing your favorite fall recipes. To learn more or to schedule a tour, contact Lakes at Lewisville today!