October 26 is National Pumpkin Day and given people’s obsession with the iconic fall flavor we know many people will be celebrating! From savory to sweet, pumpkin can be used in many ways other than in a pumpkin spice latte. Here are 5 creative pumpkin dishes to serve at your next event:
1. Pumpkin pasta
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food during fall months. Warm right up with a bowl of pasta topped with creamy pumpkin sauce! Check out this great recipe for pumpkin alfredo penne pasta on the Jessica in the Kitchen blog for inspiration.
2. Pumpkin donuts
What is the perfect pairing to go with your pumpkin spice latte? Pumpkin donuts of course! Serve pumpkin donuts as a morning refreshment or as a unique dessert at your next event. This awesome baked pumpkin pie donut recipe by Shared Appetite is sure to be a hit with your attendees.
3. Pumpkin soup
As the temps drop in the fall months, people start to crave dishes that will warm them right up! Serve pumpkin soup as a starter at your fall banquet or as a light lunch option.
4. Pumpkin pie
You can’t go wrong with a simple slice of pumpkin pie! Guests will be thankful that you put this classic dessert on their plate.
5. Roasted pumpkin salad
The holidays are a time for festive parties, eating, and drinking. Keep things light with a roasted pumpkin salad, because we all know that holiday weight is a gift no one wants to receive.
Bonus: pumpkin beer
October is the best season for beer. From Oktoberfest brews to pumpkin ales, there’s nothing better than a fall-flavored beer. Check with your local breweries to see if they offer a seasonal Oktoberfest or pumpkin beer that you could serve at your event!
Would you consider incorporating one of these tasty pumpkin dishes on the menu at your fall events? Comment below and let us know!