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13 Unique Ways To Enjoy Pumpkin In The Offseason

Yes, I completely understand that I'm putting together a pumpkin-greatest-hits compilation as we approach the summer. And yes, I'm also aware that this list may seem surprisingly unseasonal due to the nation's pumpkin craze during the fall months. Speaking for my palette, I know it's not necessary (or preferred) to wait for leaves to fall to the ground to satisfy my pumpkin craving. So I put together a list of some my newly found favorites that can be enjoyed year round.

Some may call me a pumpkin advocate, but I'm content with knowing what I like, how I like it, when I like it. And odds are when I make Pumpkin and Sausage Baked Ziti or Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles  - you're going to like it too.

To top it all off, there's a health bonus using pumpkin since you can cut fatty and high-cholesterol ingredients like butter with the creamy texture of Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin. Dozens of recipes and substitution ideas, in addition to some of our favorites below, can be found here. Be prepared to get hungry.

Pumpkin Hummus (via Food Faith Fitness)

Pumpkin & Sausage Baked Ziti (Via Libby's Pumpkin)

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Pumpkin Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon (via Inspired By Charm)

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles (via Minimalist Baker)

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Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto (via Pineapple & Coconut)

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Pumpkin Spiked Horchata (via Slim Pickin's Kitchen)

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Pumpkin Quinoa Patties (via Libby's Pumpkin)

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Pumpkin Vinaigrette (via Nutrition Starring You)

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Pumpkin Chili (via Julia's Album)

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Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfaits (via Art of Moseying)

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Pumpkin Pizza With Kale and Burrata (via Eats Well With Others)

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Pumpkin Coconut Curry (via Table For Two)

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip (via A Night Owl)

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