10 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes You Won't Want to Pass Up (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Nov 14, 2014 Food & Party

woman holding pumpkin pieLike it or not, even before fall was in full swing, the words "pumpkin spice" were everywhere! Autumn lovers absolutely rejoice, and the season they have to celebrate their favorite flavors isn't a quickie by any means! Even if you've been sipping pumpkin coffees and baking pumpkin bread since Labor Day, pumpkin recipes remain just as beloved into holiday menu planning season! And we're not only talkin' about pumpkin pie!

That's why we rounded up 10 of the most drool-worthy pumpkin recipes we could find.

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Check 'em out, then tell us: Which of these is your favorite to serve your family on Thanksgiving?

 

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  • Pumpkin Pie Shakes

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    It may be chilly outside, but when it's toasty inside, you might want to blend up a batch of refreshing pumpkin pie shakes. Described by reviewers as "drinkable pumpkin pie," who could pass up this sweet sip? You could also make the more "adult" version for a party by adding pumpkin spice-flavored liqueur.

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Fudge

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    Fudge doesn't have to be chocolate to rock your socks off! Michelle of The Brown Eyed Baker uses white chocolate in her "PSL"-flavored fudge and claims it's one of her most "foolproof" fudge recipes she's made to date!

    More from The Stir: 10 Delicious Make-Your-Own Fudge Recipes (PHOTOS)

  • Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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    Adding pumpkin to one of the most time-honored comfort foods may not be your first instinct, but in this delightful-sounding recipe for pumpkin mac and cheese, the squash adds moisture and an earthy flavor that's irresistible.

  • Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

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    Tex-Mex fans will adore this dinner recipe that combines chicken, red kidney beans, and pumpkin with a jalapeno-driven kick for a fired-up autumnal flavor.

  • Pumpkin Orange Cake

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    If you're looking for something with a bit of a citrus twist, try this Orange Pumpkin Cake, which gets even more decadent if you add cream cheese frosting. Mmm!

  • Pumpkin Chicken Chowder

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    If plain ol' pumpkin soup isn't doing it for you, try this warming, heartier, and undoubtedly filling option: pumpkin and chicken chowder.

    More from The Stir: 10 Ways to Make Your Chicken Dinner a Lot More Exciting (PHOTOS)

  • Pumpkin Pastry Puffs

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    You might feel like you're in a French bakery if you make these delicate pumpkin puff pastries from I Am Baker, but the secret is that with only three ingredients in the filling -- they're SO easy!

  • Pumpkin Pizza

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    SeriousEats.com claims they have the best pumpkin pizza recipe, in part because the preparation offers a double-whammy of pumpkin: as dollops of mashed pumpkin and sautéed in butter. Sign us up!

  • Pumpkin Spice Macarons

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    The fancy French dessert is a bit intimidating to prepare, admits Nicole of FoodieMisadventures.com, whose recipe for pumpkin spice French macarons sounds divine. But once you get the hang of it, it is so worth it. Nicole's are filled with pumpkin buttercream! Yes, please!

  • Pumpkin Sage Pasta

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    Diced pumpkin and sage work beautifully together in this pasta dish that's reminiscent of Northern Italian cuisine.

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