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10/16/2016 08:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pumpkins, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Oh My! 10 Recipes For Fall's Brightest Vegetables

Full of beta-carotene, antioxidants, and nutrients, orange vegetables are as good for you as they are good-tasting. From spicy pumpkin leek soup to curried roasted carrots, these recipes will have you loving orange all autumn long.

1. Spicy Pumpkin Leek Soup

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In this velvety soup, pumpkin is simmered with leeks, apples, maple syrup, and herbs. Cumin and cayenne pepper lend smoky, spicy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

2. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme

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Sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring out their sweet, earthy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

3. Carrot Slaw with Cranberries, Toasted Walnuts & Citrus Vinaigrette

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Dried cranberries and toasted walnuts make this carrot slaw absolutely crave-worthy. Serve it with a crusty baguette for lunch or as a healthy side to sandwiches or burgers for dinner. GET THE RECIPE

4. Creamy Butternut Squash Polenta

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This wonderful side dish pairs well with any sauce-laden roast or stew, and also with my easy New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp recipe. GET THE RECIPE

5. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger and cayenne pepper, these sweet potato pancakes make a fabulous fall or winter side dish. GET THE RECIPE

6. Spiced Pumpkin Bread

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This is my all-time favorite pumpkin bread. It's easy to make -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and soon you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. GET THE RECIPE

7. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

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These fluffy sweet potato biscuits, adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, can be served for breakfast or dinner. They're especially delicious slathered with homemade honey butter. GET THE RECIPE

8. Curried Roasted Carrots

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Sweet and spicy roasted carrots make a fabulous side dish, but they're also delicious all on their own -- they're like vegetable candy! GET THE RECIPE

9. Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

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Sweetened with honey and gently spiced, these earthy pumpkin cornbread muffins are a healthier alternative to typical cornbread. GET THE RECIPE

10. Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

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This smooth soup is the essence of fall. The secret ingredient is curry powder, which doesn't give the soup an Indian flavor like you might think, but instead lends a subtle hint of autumn spice. GET THE RECIPE