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12 delicious pumpkin recipes that aren’t soup

Stuck in a pumpkin soup rut? Discover how much more there is to this versatile vegetable with these scrumptious recipes, including gnocchi, lasagne, curry, pies, dips and more.

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    Pumpkin gnocchi with blue cheese and sage

    With soft pillows of pumpkin, crispy pancetta, sage and creamy blue cheese, you’ll want to try this Nici's incredible pumpkin gnocchi recipe for the perfect weeknight meal

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Loaded pumpkin nachos

    These incredible loaded pumpkin nachos are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the flavours of autumn. Say hello to your new favourite snack/meal!


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    Spiced pumpkin pie with maple crème

    Mum just loves a pumpkin pie and she’s always experimenting with them. This is her best yet! Served cool with silky maple crème, this luscious pie is everything you could desire in a winter dessert.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Easy pita bread pizzas with roast veges

    Pizza just got healthier! This clever pizza recipe sees wholemeal pita pockets used as bases and topped with vibrant roast veges and creamy ricotta. Perfect as a snack, lunch or light dinner

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Roast pumpkin dip with spiced chickpeas

    This dip is perfect for summer gatherings! Deliciously smooth and with a delightful crunch from the spiced chickpeas, you'll be wanting to snack on this all day long.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Pumpkin and ricotta lasagne

    Economical, rich and filling, this pumpkin and ricotta lasagne by Nici Wickes is quick and easy to put together and brilliant served with a fresh side salad or greens for the perfect family meal.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Spiced pumpkin pie

    Perfect in both sweet and savoury dishes, pumpkin is simply divine, especially in this delicious spiced pumpkin pie that is brilliant served with crème fraîche, whipped cream or yoghurt.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pumpkin and cashew curry

    This pumpkin and cashew curry is so incredibly moreish! The cashews soften to a dull thud on cooking and the mix of spices forms the perfect background for the pumpkin.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pumpkin, sage and goat’s cheese pasta

    Follow our simple recipe blow to create your own fresh pasta that takes just 20 minutes. So clear a space, grab a rolling pin and enjoy this scrumptious pumpkin, sage and goat’s cheese pasta


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    Creamy bacon and pumpkin noodles

    Pack more veg into your day with this creamy bacon and pumpkin noodles dish. Spiralised pumpkin turns into a delicious and unique alternative for pasta, creating a gluten-free meal that everyone will love!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Pumpkin and orange buns

    These gorgeous pumpkin and orange buns taste divine, look incredible and are so easy to pull off! Plus they make fantastic use of fresh seasonal winter produce. Serve slathered in icing for a delicious snack.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pumpkin ‘rice’ with beans, spices and roast chicken

    Try something a little different with this pumpkin 'rice' recipe. As well as being tasty and easy to make, it's a great way of adding another dose of veges to your meal. Try it with beans and chicken

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|