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pumpkin

Vegetarian

Butternut Lasagna

If you’re looking for a nice, fall- or holiday-inspired main dish, try this vegetarian lasagna. Layers of sliced butternut squash, puréed pumpkin, crème fraîche, fontina, noodles, and sage make this a decadent dish worthy of Thanksgiving or dinner for friends.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

We didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, and we were only traveling locally, so we had time in the morning to try a special dessert. These pumpkin pancakes laced with chocolate were easy and delicious. I admit to using more chocolate chips than the recipe called for.

Yield: 6 pancakes Total time: 20 minutes
Cakes

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

This cheesecake, with a gingersnap crust, pumpkin filling, and salted caramel sauce, is a beautiful holiday dessert, and serves enough to take to a party.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings Total time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Pies

Pumpkin Pie with Streusel

Bake a filling of pumpkin puree, spices, and cream in a homemade crust, and then top with pecan streusel.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Soups

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

This is one of my favorite meals. It’s perfect for my October birthday, when the weather turns crisp and you want some warm comfort food. It’s a vegan version of the Tex Mex classic tortilla soup, with onions, tomatoes, tortillas, cilantro, chiles, canned pumpkin (that you would never know was there), and creamy chunks of ripe avocado.

Yield: 6 servings
Cold Desserts

Vegan Pumpkin Custards

This vegan version of pumpkin pie filling is baked in custard form, for times when the pie crust recipe does not cooperate.

Yield: 5 servings Total time: 1 hour
Pies

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

This Thanksgiving classic is best served with as much whipped cream as possible.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour