How To Cook With Fresh Pumpkin

Sugar pumpkins at a market along the road to the cottage.
Sugar pumpkins at a market along the road to the cottage.

From pies to lattes, pumpkin is a staple of all our fall favorites. It's also a powerful superfood, known to aid weight loss and boost immunity, among other benefits.

But as crazy as we all get for pumpkin this time of year, it's a little intimidating to actually cook with it. Sure, you could take a shortcut and make everything from oatmeal to pancakes using pumpkin that comes from a can. But turns out, it's not as tricky as it might seem to get your hands dirty with the real thing.

The next time you pass the bin at the grocery store, keep these healthy recipes in mind.

Pumpkin Ravioli
Alexandra's Kitchen
Pumpkin Fries
Oh, Bite It
Black Bean Pumpkin Tamale Pie
Boulder Locavore
Pumpkin Puree
The Clever Carrot
The following recipes call for pumpkin purée. Make your own with this recipe from The Clever Carrot.
Pumpkin Enchiladas
My Whole Food Life
Healthy Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Breakfast Bars
Lemons and Basil
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
Oh, Sweet Basil
Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Stew With Pumpkin And Artichokes
Health Benefits Of Apples