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Pumpkins, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Oh My! 10 Recipes For Fall's Brightest Vegetables

Full of beta-carotene, antioxidants, and nutrients, orange vegetables are as good for you as they are good-tasting. From spicy pumpkin leek soup to curried roasted carrots, these recipes will have you loving orange all autumn long.
10/16/2016 08:19am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Full of beta-carotene, antioxidants, and nutrients, orange vegetables are as good for you as they are good-tasting. From spicy pumpkin leek soup to curried roasted carrots, these recipes will have you loving orange all autumn long.

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In this velvety soup, pumpkin is simmered with leeks, apples, maple syrup, and herbs. Cumin and cayenne pepper lend smoky, spicy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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Sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring out their sweet, earthy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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Dried cranberries and toasted walnuts make this carrot slaw absolutely crave-worthy. Serve it with a crusty baguette for lunch or as a healthy side to sandwiches or burgers for dinner. GET THE RECIPE

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This wonderful side dish pairs well with any sauce-laden roast or stew, and also with my easy New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp recipe. GET THE RECIPE

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Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger and cayenne pepper, these sweet potato pancakes make a fabulous fall or winter side dish. GET THE RECIPE

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This is my all-time favorite pumpkin bread. It's easy to make -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and soon you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. GET THE RECIPE

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These fluffy sweet potato biscuits, adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, can be served for breakfast or dinner. They're especially delicious slathered with homemade honey butter. GET THE RECIPE

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Sweet and spicy roasted carrots make a fabulous side dish, but they're also delicious all on their own -- they're like vegetable candy! GET THE RECIPE

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Sweetened with honey and gently spiced, these earthy pumpkin cornbread muffins are a healthier alternative to typical cornbread. GET THE RECIPE

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This smooth soup is the essence of fall. The secret ingredient is curry powder, which doesn't give the soup an Indian flavor like you might think, but instead lends a subtle hint of autumn spice. GET THE RECIPE

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