It’s holiday season and you know what that means… It’s pumpkin time! Welcome the return of everyone’s favorite flavor, pumpkin spice.


Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, K, and fiber, so it makes a delicious and nutritious addition to your favorite recipes. Canned pumpkin is easy to use, so stock up while you can (pun intended).

Here is a com-pie-lation of seven unusual uses for our favorite holiday ingredient!

Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Skip out on the pumpkin spice latte to try this homemade treat instead.


Photo: Mama Mommy Mom

Apple Pumpkin Beer Cocktail
Spice up that store bought pumpkin ale with apple cider and cinnamon (and bourbon!)


Photo: Cooking and Beer

Pumpkin Hummus
For the perfect holiday party appetizer, whip up some pumpkin hummus! For bonus points, serve it inside a cute little carved pumpkin.


Photo: Alchemy Kitchen

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta
Move over mac n’ cheese and make room for this creamy pumpkin Alfredo pasta!


Photo: Jessica in the Kitchen

Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burger
Look at all that avocado and creamy pumpkiny goodness…um yes!


Photo: Peas and Crayons

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Not just a pumpkin spice milkshake, actual pumpkin pie…like, a whole slice.


Photo: A Beautiful Plate

Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies
Pumpkin and chocolate… need we say more?


Photo: The Comfort of Cooking

For 54 more tasty treats, check out these recipes from Country Cooking.