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Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight Dinners

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These simple recipes starring seasonal ingredients will fit into even the busiest schedules. Get inspired for tonight’s dinner!

 

Quick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with TzatzikiQuick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
The entire family can help prepare this simple kabob recipe, which cooks on an indoor grill. Then everyone assembles their own pita sandwiches, adding whatever garnishes they please.
Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale ToppingCauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale Topping
Kale lends a beautiful green color to this silky cauliflower soup, while a garnish of crispy kale chips and pine nuts adds a satisfying crunch.
Stir-Fried Tofu with Mushrooms and GreensStir-Fried Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens
Steamed rice is perfect for serving with this Asian-inspired dish — it will soak up all the savory sauce. Put the rice on to cook just before starting to prepare this dish, and both will be ready at about the same time.
Pumpkin Lasagna with FontinaPumpkin Lasagna with Fontina
This hearty lasagna is perfect for that transitional time, when fall vegetables are starting to appear at the farmers’ market. Combining yellow squash, zucchini and pumpkin, the dish comes together quickly, thanks to our ready-to-use pasta sauce.
Apple and Cheddar Panini with Onion JamApple and Cheddar Panini with Onion Jam
Looking for a quick but nutritious meal for the most hectic weeknights? Think soup and a sandwich! This apple and cheddar panini paired with our carrot soup will be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Sweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with ArugulaSweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with Arugula
A perfect balance of flavors, this fresh dish combines sweet and spicy vegetables with crisp, cool arugula leaves. It’s a great way to use up any leftover sweet potato.
Spaghetti with Garlicky GreensSpaghetti with Garlicky Greens
This tangle of noodles and garlic-laden ribbons of kale and chard is a delicious way to eat your greens.
Pork Medallions with Roasted FigsPork Medallions with Roasted Figs
Here’s a meal that’s elegant enough for company, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight. The savory pork pair perfectly with sweet, ripe figs.
Chickpea, Cauliflower and Potato CurryChickpea, Cauliflower and Potato Curry
Curry spices flatter chickpeas, cauliflower and potatoes alike. Serve this zesty meatless dish over brown basmati or jasmine rice.
Pan-Roasted Clams with Potatoes and FennelPan-Roasted Clams with Potatoes and Fennel
Nothing could be easier and tastier than this one-pan meal of tender red potatoes, anise-tinged fennel, toasty garlic and briny littleneck clams. Red pepper flakes and dry white wine finish the dish, mixing with the clams’ juices to create a sauce with just a hint of heat.
Golden Beet and Blue Cheese RisottoGolden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto
Exceptionally sweet, golden and pink beets won’t stain as much as their dark garnet cousins, which helps to preserve the pretty color of this risotto. Blue cheese complements the earthiness of the dish.
Pasta with Lamb and RosemaryPasta with Lamb and Rosemary
Ground lamb and zucchini cooked with fresh rosemary and tomatoes create a succulent—and unexpected—sauce for pasta. Slightly salty pecorino cheese is the perfect garnish.
Mushroom and Manchego QuesadillasMushroom and Manchego Quesadillas
A cherry tomato salsa brings a bright flavor to this quick dish. Round out the meal with a salad of baby lettuce, radishes and red onion. For a special treat, replace the creminis with wild mushrooms such as chanterelles or morels.
Spice-Crusted Tuna with Fresh Pear ChutneySpice-Crusted Tuna with Fresh Pear Chutney
Fragrant cumin and coriander seeds give this fish a crunchy coating and contribute exotic flavor. Sweet pears mixed with lime juice, fresh ginger and spicy chili form a quick relish; serve with steamed rice and green beans.
Seared Scallops with Greens and OrzoSeared Scallops with Greens and Orzo
Chard stirred into the rice-shaped pasta provides a vegetable component to this risotto-like dish, transforming it into the perfect base for quickly browned sea scallops. The quick pan sauce gains bright flavors from sherry vinegar.
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Pumpkinpalooza! 30 Days of Pumpkin Recipes

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This time of year, nothing compares to the irresistible aroma of sweet pumpkin baked goods or the nutty richness the veggies add to savory dishes. Now that the season’s finally arrived, here’s a month’s worth of our favorite ways to get your pumpkin spice fix.

 

Roasted Pumpkin with Garlic, Sweet Potatoes and Cherry TomatoesRoasted Pumpkin with Garlic, Sweet Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes
This medley of roasted vegetables transitions between the seasons with summer’s last tomatoes and autumn’s first root vegetables and firm squashes. If you’ve never combined maple syrup and olive oil before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise!
Pumpkin Quick BreadPumpkin Quick Bread
True to its name, this bread comes together in no time, thanks to our premium mix — and here’s agluten-free version so everyone can enjoy.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage ButterPumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter
Here’s the classic ravioli of the city of Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna, although the city of Mantua, in Lombardy, also claims the dish. It is best served with a simple sauce of lightly browned butter and fresh sage, which heightens and contrasts with the sweetness of the pumpkin in the filling.
Classic Pumpkin PieClassic Pumpkin Pie
This is our ultimate pumpkin pie recipe (customer-approved!) with rich, deep flavor and a wonderful texture. To add a fanciful finish to this pumpkin pie, use decorative piecrust cutters to create shapes from rolled-out pie dough for the top.
Spiced Pumpkin and Lamb TagineSpiced Pumpkin and Lamb Tagine
In this recipe from Chef Michael Voltaggio, a whole pumpkin is filled with a hearty, warmly spiced lamb tagine. Serve over steamed rice or couscous, and scoop out the tender flesh as you eat.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan StreuselPumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Streusel
This coffee cake is lighter than you would expect, with the rich flavor of pumpkin and spices and a thick layer of crunchy brown sugar and pecan streusel. It was made for a festive autumn brunch, paired with big steaming cups of joe.
Bulgur Pilaf with Pumpkin and RaisinsBulgur Pilaf with Pumpkin and Raisins
Here, cubes of sugar pie pumpkin are cooked with nutty bulgur for a beautiful side dish or light vegetarian main.
Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
The best part about this recipe is that it uses almost the entire pumpkin, and the seeds from the pumpkin are roasted to use for the garnish. Pack leftover toasted pumpkin seeds in your child’s lunch box (or your own!) for a fun treat.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
This recipe demonstrates the versatility of ourBundt cake mix—the batter is baked in muffin pans, then the cupcakes are topped with cream cheese frosting and candied pumpkin seeds. These sweet treats will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike.
Pumpkin Lasagna with FontinaPumpkin Lasagna with Fontina
This hearty lasagna is perfect for this transitional time, when late-summer produce is winding down and the first fall vegetables appear at farmers’ markets. Combining yellow squash, zucchini and pumpkin, the dish comes together quickly, thanks to our ready-to-use pasta sauce.
Pumpkin Ice CreamPumpkin Ice Cream
Combine pureed pumpkin with plenty of spices and a classic custard, and you’ll have the makings of this rich, creamy autumnal ice cream. It’s ideal for pumpkin lovers!
Pork and Pumpkin StewPork and Pumpkin Stew
Chock-full of tender pork and pumpkin and seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices, this warming stew is perfect for a fall dinner with friends.
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin BarsOoey Gooey Pumpkin Bars
This dessert has become a favorite of our staff and customers ever since one of our sales associates created it. These bars are delicious on their own but to take them over the top, sprinkle with candied pecans or add a dollop of whipped cream just before serving.
Braised Beef with Autumn VegetablesBraised Beef with Autumn Vegetables
Here’s a hearty stew to get you through the cold winter months. The addition of a light vinaigrette laced with green onions and peppery mint just before serving infuses this dish with bright, fresh flavors.
Pumpkin Pie WafflesPumpkin Pie Waffles
These waffles are made with the same spices used for pumpkin pie along with sour cream for smoothness; the dark rum is there for extra flavor and a little mystery. Like pumpkin pie, they are comforting, custardy and filling.
Pumpkin Chocolate TriflePumpkin Chocolate Trifle
A beautiful centerpiece for a dessert buffet, this seasonal trifle is made using our pumpkin Bundt cake mix, chocolate sauce and whipped cream flavored with pecan pumpkin butter.
Pumpkin Cassoulet with Caramelized Onions and Roasted GarlicPumpkin Cassoulet with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic
White beans, tender squash and savory onions bake under a crisp blanket of garlic bread crumbs in this spectacular meatless main dish. It’s a great choice for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Pots de CrèmePumpkin Pots de Crème
Our signature pecan pumpkin butter gives classic pots de crème a seasonal spin. With a touch of grated orange zest and nutmeg, it’s packed with fall flavors.
Pumpkin Tortelloni with Sage & Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Tortelloni with Sage & Pumpkin Seeds
Tortelloni—a bigger version of tortellini, closer to a dumpling—is traditionally stuffed with pumpkin, nutmeg and Parmigiano-Reggiano. But beyond that starting point, the regional variations are countless. Chef Thomas McNaughton of San Francisco’s restaurant Flour + Water puts pumpkin seeds in the sauce, to give the tortelloni a little crunch and nuttiness, and he coats the pasta with a brown butter sauce.
Iced Pumpkin-Raisin CookiesIced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies
Perfect for casual gatherings, these pumpkin cookies are laced with raisins and walnuts and seasoned with a medley of spices. A cream cheese glaze adds a delicious finishing touch.
Roasted Baby PumpkinsRoasted Baby Pumpkins
Sweetened with maple syrup, these petite pumpkins make a wonderful accompaniment to the Thanksgiving feast as well as to other autumn meals. The pumpkin puree is served directly in the shell for a colorful presentation.
Pumpkin TartPumpkin Tart
This festive tart is a wonderful alternative to the classic pumpkin pie, and it’s not just for Thanksgiving. Store-bought puff pastry streamlines prep and saves you time.
Thai Pumpkin & Chicken CurryThai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry
Take chicken curry to the next level by adding sweet, nutty pumpkin! You’ll love how quickly this dish comes together.
Pumpkin Bread with DatesPumpkin Bread with Dates
Buttery dates make this quickbread extra special. Serve it for breakfast, with coffee and tea, or for dessert with a scoop of ice cream of spoonful of whipped cream.
Pumpkin Cream Cookie SandwichesPumpkin Cream Cookie Sandwiches
For a fun twist on the traditional sandwich cookie, a cream cheese filling flavored with pecan pumpkin butter is tucked between chewy ginger-molasses cookies. They’re perfect for Halloween parties and other autumn get-togethers.
Pumpkin-Braised Pork with GreensPumpkin-Braised Pork with Greens
This comforting braise is simple to make with a slow cooker and our pumpkin braising base. It has a mix of fall spices for hearty character and delicate sweetness.
Chocolate-Pumpkin CakeChocolate-Pumpkin Cake
The magic ingredient in this cake is grated raw pumpkin! Its color and flavor are indiscernible in the baked cake, but the pumpkin creates a moist texture.
Pumpkin Crème BrûléePumpkin Crème Brûlée
This colorful dessert is enhanced with grated whole spices. Served in individual ramekins, it’s an elegant presentation for a dinner party.
Pumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Crème FraîchePumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Crème Fraîche
This warming soup is the creation of Chef Marjorie Taylor, who runs the Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy. She finishes the soup with a drizzle of brown butter, which adds a nutty richness.
Classic Pecan Pumpkin Butter PieClassic Pecan Pumpkin Butter Pie
This pie’s filling is a snap to prepare with our pecan pumpkin butter, one of our favorite fall products. Use our precision cutters to top your dessert with beautiful decorations that would make any pastry chef proud.