18 pumpkin recipes you’ll enjoy just as much as a PSL
In autumn, pumpkin is everywhere, from new classics like pumpkin spiced lattes to the somewhat unexpected, like creamy pumpkin pasta sauce and pumpkin-filled empanadas. And the number of pumpkin-containing foods seems to grow every year: Just browse the shelves of a Trader Joe’s to see what we’re talking about.
If you love to cook, try using canned pumpkin puree in some of your own traditional fall recipes: Stir some into chili to add instant thickness and creaminess, or add some to a quick-bread batter as a stand in for some of the recipe’s oil.
Prefer to go by the book? The SmartPoints®-friendly pumpkin recipes below will help you get your pumpkin fill thanks to pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin puree, or both.
As long as it’s unsweetened, canned pumpkin puree is a ZeroPoint food and an excellent source of Vitamin A. Just don’t be fooled by its grocery shelf neighbor, canned pumpkin pie filling; it’s loaded with added sweeteners (and hidden SmartPoints).
18 pumpkin recipes to try this fall
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Leslie Fink, MS, RD has been working at WW for 20 years. In addition to her role as a WW Nutritionist and Recipe Editor, she works on food and program development for a variety of projects such as the WW cruises, WW Ambassador partnerships, WW Fresh, and WW X Blue Apron. Leslie helps bring delicious food and meal ideas to WW events, program materials, and more.