Comforting recipes for cooking with winter squash
Cook yourself cosy with these 55 heart-warming recipes perfect for colder months, from wholesome savoury soups and stews to delicious desserts like pumpkin pie.
A blustery autumnal evening calls for a large helping of something hearty, nourishing and warming – and pumpkin is the ideal ingredient in such dishes. Filling enough to leave you satisfied but ultimately a highly nutritious vegetable, it is a wonderful ingredient for feeding a family and a tonic for a cold grey day. Roasting the bright orange flesh concentrates the flavour to an intensely sweet nuttiness, which whether combined with herbs and salty cheese or spiced with cinnamon and ginger is a delightful option for both sweet and savoury dishes. Choose from Light Bites such as Roasted Mushrooms Stuffed with Pumpkin and Chickpeas or Spiced Pumpkin and Feta Filo Parcels, each of which are perfect for serving at a winter gathering to soak up a few mulled wines. Or the plentiful selection of warming Soups and Stews such as Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine or velvety Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup. Pasta and Rice paired with pumpkin is a classic combination, crowd-pleasing dishes include Pumpkin Gnocchi with Buttery Sage Breadcrumbs or Pumpkin and Pancetta Risotto. Bread and Baking recipes include creative yet easy to master recipes such as Pumpkin Scones or Madeleines. Finally, Desserts and Hot Drinks features sumptuous treats such as an American Pumpkin Cheesecake and a Spiced Pumpkin Latte.