Pumpkins are great this time of year, especially if you’re into pumpkin carving and/or consuming everything with a little added Pumpkin Spice flavoring (I know I sure am).
If you’re planning on having some pumpkin-carving fun, don’t let those pumpkin insides go to waste because there are plenty of delicious ways that you can put those jack-o-lantern leftovers to good use— seeds, goop and all.
1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Making roasted pumpkin seeds is a great snack option. You can eat them by themselves, have with trail mix or as a crunchy topping for mashed potatoes and more!
2. Pumpkin Butter
Pop all of the ingredients in your crock pot and let this simmer overnight. You’ll wake in the morning to a delicious fall spread for toast, pancakes and more.
3. Pumpkin Dog Treats
Even your pup can enjoy the flavors of fall by using pumpkin to make some tasty treats. Get the recipe here.
4. Pumpkin Body Scrub
Pumpkin is even great for the skin. It removes dead skin and leaves your body feeling rejuvenated, so why not make an all-over body scrub out of it? Sounds like a great idea to me!
5. Pumpkin Cheesecake
I don’t know about you, but I love this flavor in just about anything— including cheesecake. So, put those pumpkin guts to good use and whip up a yummy dessert, why don’t you?
6. Healthy PSL
Cut down on calories and sugar with this healthy version of a pumpkin spice latte that you can make right at home with your leftover pumpkin goo. It may not sound yummy, but I’m sure it’ll taste delicious.
7. Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins
Add a seasonal twist to regular old cornbread mix with this pumpkin hack. Get the recipe here.
8. Pumpkin Soup
If you want something warm and delicious and full of pumpkin flavor, make yourself some soup out of your pumpkin insides.
9. Pumpkin Pie Truffles
I’m fine with anything that’s covered in chocolate. Get the recipe here.
10. Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese
Adding a classic fall flavor to a classic comfort food? Can’t go wrong there.
[h/t: Brit + Co]