If it is great, and it is a vegetable, it could well be a pumpkin.
Pumpkins, a variety of squash, come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Apart from being fantastic for carving at Halloween, these vegetables are incredible grilled, roasted, and pureed. There are no limits to the ways pumpkins can be enjoyed. Try it sweet and strong in a Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisu, or smooth and savory in Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna.
You can turn up the heat on this incredible vegetable, making its flavors as bright as its colors in Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream, or fry some up for a simply Southern treat in our Beer-Battered Pumpkin with Dipping Sauce. What’s so special about pumpkin is that it is as enticing a treat at breakfast in a Sticky-Bun Pumpkin Muffin as it is a late-night delight in a slice of Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie. And while pumpkin often makes an appearance on the Thanksgiving table as the guest of honor as a pie, it is just as good as a crunchy biscotti. Pumpkin seeds are also amazing: Try them by the handful in Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas. For something truly great, pumpkin never disappoints.