What’s not to love about Fall? The pretty colors, the cool crisp autumn air, and all the wonderful, cozy, and comforting food. Here, we have compiled a list of our best pumpkin and squash recipes you can enjoy this Fall and Winter!

Easy & Healthy pumpkin and squash recipes for fall and winter
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It is that time of year, the time of year when the air is cooler in the morning, the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice everything is taking over the world!

I love fall so much, the pretty colors, pumpkins, and squash everywhere in stores. I love the heartier, comforting foods we make during fall and winter. I especially love all the squash recipes; give me all the butternut squash and pumpkin you can get. 

Below are our favorite pumpkin and squash recipes, from the basics, such as pumpkin puree and roasted pumpkin seeds…to warming curries, soups, and delicious muffins!

All of the recipes are easy to make, healthy, and vegetarian. I hope you enjoy them!

Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Butternut Squash Soup in a 3 serving bowls

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is filled with warm fall goodness. This vegan & gluten-free Thai curried soup is so creamy, flavorful and healthy! 

Get the Butternut Squash Soup recipe.

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

whole wheat pumpkin oatmeal muffins

Kickstart your Fall mornings with these Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins. Made with freshly milled whole wheat flour, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, yogurt, and chocolate chips, these are moist, satisfying goodies you can enjoy guilt-free. 

Get the Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins recipe.

Pumpkin Puree

pumpkin puree in a bowl with whole pumpkin on side

Making fresh pumpkin puree is now so easy in the Instant Pot.  NO peeling or cutting of the pumpkin ahead of time.

Get the Pumpkin Puree recipe.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Deliciously crunchy Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds make a wonderful healthy snack. These roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make in the air fryer and can be seasoned in so many ways! 

Get the Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds recipe.

Air Fryer Pumpkin

Air Fryer Pumpkin in a plate garnished with pumpkin seeds

Easy and delish, this Air fryer Pumpkin is a perfect fall side dish. Learn how to roast pumpkin in the air fryer that is tender with caramelized edges. This recipe is a perfect addition to the whole30, paleo, or keto diet.

Get the Air fryer Pumpkin recipe.

Pumpkin Salad (with Feta & Walnuts)

pumpkin salad in a white bowl with mixing spoon on the side

A mouthwatering sweet balsamic-honey dressing is drizzled on top of this delicious roasted pumpkin salad with feta and walnuts. This fall salad is great as a side dish or as a complete meal on its own.

Get the Pumpkin Salad recipe.

Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach

Butternut squash coconut curry topped with cilantro and peanuts in a white bowl

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Curry is a creamy vegan curry filled with the goodness of squash, coconut milk, and spinach. This cozy and comforting curry is perfect for Fall dinners!

Get the Butternut Squash Curry recipe.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup garnished with pumpkin seeds, cilantro and red chili flakes

You’ll fall in love with this lush, creamy Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup in no time. This flavorful vegan soup prepared with coconut milk and spices is perfect for warming you up on a chilly fall day!

Get the Pumpkin Soup recipe.

Thai Pumpkin Red Curry

Thai Pumpkin curry with rice and sliced lime in a white plate

Super flavorful, vegan, gluten-free one-pot curry made with red curry paste, coconut milk, pumpkin, and other veggies. Make this curry in the Pressure Cooker for a quick meal paired with jasmine rice. 

Get the Thai Pumpkin Red Curry recipe.

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins made with almond flour placed one over the other

These gluten-free Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins are a delicious low-carb treat, incredibly moist and fluffy, and taste a bit like pumpkin pie. These paleo muffins are easy to make and are topped with chocolate chips for extra goodness.

Get the Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins recipe.

Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Bowl of Pumpkin Carrot Soup rea with garnished red chili flakes and black pepper.

A vibrant and creamy pumpkin carrot soup is the best way to enjoy the delicious, healthy Fall vegetables. This flavourful vegan soup is made with coconut milk and warming spices, and it is perfect for cozying up on a chilly evening!

Get the Pumpkin Carrot Soup recipe.

Pumpkin Curry

Instant Pot Pumpkin curry in a kadhai with cilantro for decoration. In the back, a plate with the pressure cooker pumpkin curry, parathas and onions.

North Indian sweet and sour pumpkin curry made in a pressure cooker or instant pot. This is a delicious and healthy vegetable curry to add to your meal. Vegan & gluten-free! 

Get the Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry recipe.

Indian Pumpkin Curry (Kaddu ka bharta)

indian curried pumpkin (mashed pethe ki subzi punjabi)

This Indian pumpkin curry is a delicious and healthy vegetable curry that can be made in less than 30 minutes for a weeknight dinner. Vegan & gluten-free!

Get the Indian Pumpkin Curry recipe.

Pumpkin Dal

Instant Pot Pumpkin Dal in a bowl

Pumpkin Dal, or Squash Dal, is a simple yet flavorful dish that’s perfect for a cozy weeknight meal. Made with fragrant spices, creamy pumpkin, and protein-rich lentils. Serve it with rice or naan bread.

Get the Pumpkin Dal recipe.

Vegan Chickpea Squash Fritters

Vegan Chickpea Squash Fritters in a plate with yogurt dip on the side and Nutrimill Harvest in the back

Super delicious and crunchy Chickpea Squash Fritters. These vegan & gluten-free Chickpea Squash Fritters are so easy and take less than 30 minutes to make!

Get the Chickpea Squash Fritters recipe.

Pumpkin Paratha

Pumpkin Paratha ready to eat

Pumpkin paratha is an amazing variation of the traditional Indian flatbread; it is soft, healthy, and tasty. We only need whole wheat flour (atta), pumpkin puree, and spices to prepare this nutritious flatbread.

Get the Pumpkin Paratha recipe.

Pumpkin Rice

pumpkin rice in a large pan garnished with parsley

This simple and tasty Pumpkin Rice is quick to prepare and perfect for any occasion. With the sweet pumpkin and rich coconut milk, this dish brings the warmth to your meal!

Get the Pumpkin Rice recipe.

Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Pumpkin Chicken Curry in bowl with coconut milk, spices and cilantro leaves spread over

Pumpkin Chicken Curry is the best way to warm up on a cold Fall evening. It is made with pumpkin, tender chicken, Thai red curry paste, and coconut milk and is ready in less than 30 minutes for an easy, cozy dinner!

Get the Pumpkin Chicken Curry recipe.

Coconut Pumpkin Halwa

Coconut pumpkin halwa in a golden bowl

Coconut Pumpkin Halwa, also called Kaddu ka Halwa, is an Indian pumpkin dessert made with pumpkin, sugar, ghee, coconut, and nuts. It can be cooked in a pressure cooker on the stovetop or Instant Pot, and it takes less than 30 minutes to make this delicious dessert!

Get the Coconut Pumpkin Halwa recipe.

I hope you have found your favorite pumpkin and squash recipes to make in the Instant Pot or Air Fryer!  Let me know what you are most excited to make, and when you make it, don’t forget to tag #pipingpotcurry

Also, do not forget that one of the best things about fall is apple picking. It is one of the best activities you can enjoy. If you’re wondering what to do with too many apples, check out this delicious Apple Sauce recipe that has a good balance of savory, sweet, and tangy. Enjoy it as a snack, or use it as a filling for desserts!

Don’t love pumpkin? No problem! Try adding Seasonal Vegetables to your meal, such as squash, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts.

About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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