You've bought the carving set, creatively carved out your pumpkin and you're left with a pile of golden pumpkin flesh, now what? Don't waste it – here are our top five ideas...

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1. SOUP...

Make a simple, warming, spiced soup.

2. PASTA...

Dice the flesh and sauté it in butter and a little oil with chopped pancetta. Toss with pappardelle, crisp-fried sage leaves, toasted pine nuts and a dash of olive oil.

3. CURRY...

Fry chopped onions in a dash of oil until softened. Add Thai curry paste and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, add lots of chopped pumpkin flesh and simmer until tender. Add basil and mint leaves, and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with rice or naan.

4. CAKE...

Grate the pumpkin flesh and add to muffins – try it instead of carrot in your favourite carrot cake recipe.

5. FLAPJACK...

Toast the seeds and mix with your usual granola or add to flapjacks or winter salads.

 

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Sarah Randell
Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine as our Food Director