10 Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin (Besides in a Pie)



Because we've become so set in our ways by serving pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we've ignored some other obvious ways to enjoy this vegetable. But pumpkin is actually a natural for soup, imparting a rich, colorful thickness that rivals other veggies. After all, the gourds come into season just when the weather is turning cold and we begin to crave the warmth of stews and chilis. If you skip the pie but serve pumpkin soup during your holiday dinner, any objections to a break in tradition should be alleviated.