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Sweet and Savory Halloween and Thanksgiving Pumpkin Recipe Websites

Updated on November 29, 2015

Halloween And Thanksgiving Tasty And Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Websites

In the U.S. Pumpkin Recipes are generally considered seasonal and low on our list of menu items. Then Autumn rolls around and we begin thinking of Jack-O-Lanterns and Thanksgiving Pumpkin pies. Whether served in a soup, a side dish, or a yummy dessert; pumpkin is high in protein and dietary fiber and contains ample amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc. With so many great tasting and healthy pumpkin recipes to choose from there is no reason to you shouldn't be enjoying these dishes year round.

It's quite hard to think of the pumpkin as a gourd, or is it a squash? Maybe it's, both... Either way it's hard to think of a pumpkin as anything other than heavenly when we get down to tasting some of the rather unique but definitely satisfying pumpkin recipes found at the Top Ten Best Unique Pumpkin Recipe Websites - Case in point; The "Pumpkin Whoopie Pies" shown in the introduction photo.

I know some people, probably the ones that have already stopped reading this article, don't care much for pumpkin in any shape or form and there are others who are ambivalent, but to our group; "The Pumpkin Lovers" goes the prize. Even if you don't agree completely that my picks are worthy of the top ten list designation, I do hope you enjoy researching these unique pumpkin recipes as much as I did.

If you get around to cooking up one of the recipes you find, please give a comment and let us know what you thought about it.

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Recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies as seen in the Intro Photo

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup Recipe

by Lensmaster: Jogalog

Here's a tasty recipe from Lensmaser Jogalog:

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup Recipe
Winter is the perfect time to make soups with squash and root vegetables. The weather is cold, the nights are dark and what you really crave is a nice hot co...

The pumpkin pancakes cook at varying levels of softness and crispiness. The unique flavor and different textures make them fun to eat.

"Real Whipped Cream and Cooked Cinnamon Spice Apples Optional"

Image Credit: Some rights reserved by Justin and Elise

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  • 2 Cups Sift Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked (canned) pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 oz. chopped pecans


  1. Sift the flour and mix the dry ingredients together. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl whisk in the dry ingredients until you have worked the lumps out. Let set about 5 minutes and your pumpkin pancake batter is ready to go.
  2. Spray a little light oil and drop a pat of butter into a medium heated skillet. Just as the butter begins to bubble drop your mix 2- 3 tablespoons per pancake onto the skillet (depending on how big you want them). Once bubbles have formed on top, flip and finish cooking.
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Roasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds

Tasty, roasted, salted pumpkin seeds (Pepitas), from the Bergin Nut Company are about as good as can be found. The Bergen Nut Company gets great reviews on all counts and boasts somevery satisfied Amazon customers.

Pumpkin seeds are a tasty health snack, rich in vitamins and trace minerals. Easy to purchase and have shipped right to your front door Pepitas make great treats to pack with your lunch for mid morning or afternoon snacking.

You can puchase them here: Bergin Nut Company Pepitas, Roasted Salted, 14-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4) or click the picture for updated information and reviews.

Have You Ever Tried An Unusual Pumpkin Dish?

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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm intrigued by the pumpkin pancakes. I'd like to try them.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Great lens. I never thought that I could make pancakes with pumpkin. I knew some basic recipes but your topic opens new roads for experimentation. Thanks a lot:=)

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      Your pumpkin pancakes sound delicious!

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      By the way, awesome lens, BLESSED

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Not yet...

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      I remember the first time I had pumpkin and squash soup. Very Tasty!