11/02/2011 10:10 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

15 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes To Celebrate the Season

What would fall be without pumpkins? We love carving them and eating them -- the holidays wouldn't be the same without them. Their mellow flavor works in a number of recipes -- not just pies. Try pumpkin in desserts like cakes and quick breads, or go the savory route -- roast your own pumpkin for a side dish, soup or entree. Pumpkins are just that versatile.

Sugar pumpkins, a smaller variety, are typically used for recipes, but Jack-o'-lanterns can also be used. Don't worry if you're unable to get pumpkins because of the possible pumpkin shortage -- you can easily substitute butternut or acorn squash. Browse through our gallery and find the recipes that will soon become your favorites.