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Guys, a pumpkin’s not just for Halloween! Make use of your jack o’lantern, and cook up a storm with these tasty ideas for pumpkin, and pumpkin seeds.

As long as the flesh is a rich orange colour and dense in texture (as opposed to mottled or stringy), you’re going to get a good eater. But even if this is the case, the seeds are always delicious!

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTELeftover pumpkin ideas - pumpkin spiced latte

If you only have a little bit of leftover pumpkin, how about making your own pumpkin latte? Add a shot of brandy to John Quilter’s recipe for an extra-special after-dinner treat.

ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Leftover pumpkin ideas - roasted pumpkin seeds

It’s so easy to roast pumpkin seeds and they make a brilliant snack for Halloween, or any other time of year. This version is spiked with chilli and fennel, but you can mix it up with any flavours you like.

CRANBERRY & PUMPKIN-SEED CRISPBREADS

Leftover pumpkin ideas - cranberry and pumpkin-seed crispbreads

Use your pumpkin seeds to whip up a batch of super-crunchy mini toasts – delicious with a slice of creamy brie or punchy Cheddar cheese.

CHOCOLATE & PUMPKIN LOAF

Leftover pumpkin ideas - chocolate pumpkin loaf

You can also use the flesh of pumpkin and squash in bakes. Adding veggies keeps this loaf gorgeously soft and bouncy – drizzle with ginger icing for autumnal heaven!

PUMPKIN & GINGER SOUP

Leftover pumpkin ideas - pumpkin and ginger soup

It’s a classic, but pumpkin soup is the ultimate crowd-pleaser for this time of year. This recipe has the added warmth of ginger, and a creamy hit from coconut milk. It’s a winner.

For  more inspiration, check out our full collection of recipes for pumpkin, or take a look at our handy guide to carving a pumpkin.