6 Ways to Cook With Gorgeous Gourds

Last Updated on June 13, 2024 | 3 Comments
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What goes hand-in-hand with the month of October? Gourd varietals do, as they pair so beautifully with the autumn season. Integrating butternut squash or pumpkins into your meals is one of the best ways to enjoy the flavor that truly is the staple of the cooler months. (Although, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is also very satisfying). Now is the perfect time to learn six absolutely divine ways of cooking with gourds.

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1. Pumpkin Queso Fundido

Whip up this spicy and cheesy dip that will surely be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe for queso fundido can be cooked right in your pumpkin, or unwrap your favorite Fall cooking dish for seasonal flare. After mixing the cheesy and spicy concoction, pour it right into the cooking vessel, and bake to perfection. Grab chips and enjoy this amazing mix of flavors!

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via Cozymeal

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2. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Create a dish that is aromatic and enchanting. Once you taste this butternut squash soup, you will feel like you are in heaven. The array of simple but flavorful ingredients in this dish — such as garlic, shallot and maple syrup — will take your tastebuds to new heights. 

roasted butternut squash soup
via Cookie and Kate

3. Orecchiette With Pancetta, Pumpkin and Broccoli Rabe

If you enjoy a hearty dish of divine pasta, this recipe is just for you, and using pumpkin adds a flavor explosion that will make your mouth water. The taste of pumpkin and broccoli rabe, combined with the savory pasta and seasoning, make this all-in-one dish a true stand out.

pumpkin orecchiette
via Food Network

4. Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut squash flavor is truly one of a kind — there isn’t another taste quite like it — and with this squash readily accessible during the autumn season, what better dish to spice up than pasta? This butternut squash ravioli combines the seasonings and spices of the winter for a dish that is savory, spicy, and truly gratifying.

butternut squash ravioli
via Emily Hlavac Green/Delish

5. Roasted Butternut Squash Macaroni

Combine two seasonal Fall flavors into one satisfying dish, and your tastebuds will be tickled from the first bite. Take the roasting method and butternut squash, and combine them with macaroni noodles to create a healthy twist on a Southern classic.

butternut squash macaroni and cheese
via Skinnytaste

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6. Classic Pumpkin Pie

No list of pumpkin recipes is complete without pumpkin pie! When you think of ways to cook with pumpkin, this pie is likely number one. While many recipes call for canned pumpkin, a true baker knows that fresh pumpkin can make a world of difference. Enjoy this classic Fall dessert and make it even more delightful by using real pumpkin!

pumpkin pie
via Inspired Taste

Cooking with seasonal gourds are one of the best ways to enjoy Fall. Choose a dish that tickles your fancy, grab a gorgeous gourd, and enjoy a taste that comes around only once a year.

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Chrystal G.


06 Oct 2021

Yum! I want all the gourds.

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Chrystal G.


01 Oct 2021

Yum! I want all the gourds.

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Chrystal G.


08 Sep 2021

Yum! I want all the gourds.

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