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Save Food Waste – Eat Your Pumpkin (Nine Pumpkin Recipes to Reduce Food Waste)

Won the Halloween pumpkin carving competition and now you’re wondering what to do with it? Well DON’T throw it!

Roughly 13 million pumpkins will go to waste around Halloween time in the UK alone. To help solve the issue of wasting food, we’ve listed nine pumpkin recipes to reduce food waste - including sweet treats, healthy meals and more! There are so many ways you can make it super tasty with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free recipes out there. Enough of explaining why reusing your pumpkin is so good, let’s get into it!


Here are nine pumpkin recipes to reduce food waste:


Pumpkin Cheesecake

We’ll kick this off with a cheesecake, who doesn’t love a good cheesecake?! Especially a homemade one. Hear us out - a creamy, lightly spiced filling with a ginger base… We know you’re running over to that website.

This recipe is suitable for vegetarians.


Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Not fried, but baked! Why not try these iced pumpkin doughnuts, we’re sure they’ll go down a treat with your flatmates too!

This recipe can be suitable for vegetarians.


Pumpkin Pizza

This recipe honestly has us drooling! A cheesy, crispy, doughy, pumpkiny pizza – what more could you want? (Other than pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, obviously).


Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

We love to see a good pasta dish. We bet you’ve never paired it with pumpkin though! The best bit about this dish is it uses mostly ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your cupboards. So this is a great one for creating a budget meal for you and your flatmates to enjoy.


Pumpkin Soup

The perfect autumnal dish – picture yourself lounging in your pyjamas having a bowl of warm pumpkin soup on a cold autumn day. Serve this dish with some freshly baked bread rolls.


Baked Pumpkin Fondue

Perfect for sharing with your flatmates - perhaps you’re having a Halloween party night or a buffet? A baked pumpkin fondue will definitely steal the show, get lots of savoury treats that you can dip into the cheese to serve.

This recipe is gluten free and is suitable for vegetarians.


Pumpkin Cake

Forget chocolate cake, you need to try pumpkin cake! Perfect for bonfire night – it has a zesty soft cheese topping with either pecans or walnuts.

This recipe can be suitable for vegetarians.


Pumpkin Pickle

Christmas is approaching – why not do a practice run of making pumpkin pickle, it makes a perfect gift! Why not also buy some glass jars with cellophane, name tags and ribbon to give it a personalised touch?

This recipe is suitable for vegetarians.


Pumpkin Puree

Now this one is an essential! Pumpkin puree can be used in pretty much anything – pancakes, smoothies, cakes, pies and more!

This recipe is gluten free and is suitable for vegans & vegetarians.


Happy cooking and doing your bit for reducing food waste – which one of these nine pumpkin recipes will you be trying this autumn? Visit our blog page to see more student tips and advice!

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