Pumpkin recipes that are anything but boring!

We are in the middle of pumpkin season and I’m definitely not over this delicious, orange beauties. Autumn brings us such wonderful produce and fills our plates with amazing heartwarming dishes. Pumpkins are a classic autumn veggies and you can do way more than make soup out of it! From savoury to sweet, warm to cold you can prepare your pumpkins a thousand different ways. 

There are so many different sorts of pumpkins. The very well known red Hokkaido squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash… or the funny looking turban squash, the cheese pumpkin which is also known as nutmeg pumpkin. So many possibilities! Next time you are at the farmers market, grab a different pumpkin to the one you usually buy! You will be surprised about the different textures and taste. When I’m talking about pumpkins I also have to mention one of the most delicious and healthy oils. The Styrian pumpkin seed oil (Kürbiskernöl in German) is a culinary speciality which is only made in the southeastern part of Austria. This Styrian gold has a nutty taste and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is dark green and has to be stored cool and dark or it’ll go off quickly. It’s so healthy and a real delicacy. You can use it for salad dressings or drizzle a few drops over vanilla ice cream! Delish! I’ve got a few pumpkin recipes here for you and I’m sure there are more to follow in the next weeks!

Try this creamy pumpkin soup
or how about some elegant pumpkin ravioli
or this amazing roasted butternut squash with burrata
or this recent recipe: butternut squash and herbed ricotta crostini

Get into pumpkin season and share your takes on your favourite pumpkin recipes! Tag me on Instagram as @fifthfloorkitchen and use #fifthfloorkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your pics!

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