3 Great Pumpkin Recipes You Should Try

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Pumpkin Fries
It doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving for you to start enjoying the unique flavor of pumpkin. There are lots of ways to cook it that don’t involve pumpkin pie, though we’re always open to that. Residents of our NorthBridge at Millenia Lake Apartments in Orlando who are as fond of pumpkin as we are might want to give the following recipes a try.

Twice-Baked Pumpkin Potatoes

Infuse your baked potatoes by adding some pumpkin flavor to the mix.

Recipe ingredients:

  • 2 cups of canned pumpkin
  • 1 medium tub of sour cream
  • 4 well-scrubbed Idaho potatoes
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 pack of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Pierce the potatoes with a fork; then place them inside the oven for 45 minutes. Cut them in half, scoop out the flesh; then mash it together with your pumpkin, cheddar and sour cream (½ cup per potato).

Add in your butter, nutmeg, scallions and salt before spooning the mixture back into each potato. Bake in the oven for another 20 minutes before serving your delicious pumpkin potatoes.

Pumpkin Pasta Alfredo

Add a pumpkin twist to a classic and get your carb fix for the day.

Recipe ingredients:

  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Cook 12 ounces of pasta and set it aside. Sauté your sage leaves together with your butter. Grab a bowl and whisk together the pumpkin, nutmeg and cream. Simmer the mixture for five minutes; then toss in your already cooked pasta. Top it off with Parmesan cheese for presentation and flavor.

Apple-Bacon Pumpkin Soup

Enjoy this hot and delicious pumpkin dish when it’s cold outside.

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
  • ½ cup of cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½-teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cubed apple
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ stick of butter
  • Crumbled bacon, already cooked

Simmer your pumpkin, chicken broth, and cream and pumpkin spice together in a saucepan while whisking for five minutes; then stir in your maple syrup. Cook your apple pieces separately in your butter until they’re soft. Place the apple pieces and bacon on top of your soup servings.

We hope community members residing in our NorthBridge at Millenia Lake Apartments in Orlando, FL, get the chance to enjoy these dishes. Call us at (866) 788-2515 if you’re interested in learning more about our available floor plans and in becoming a resident.

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