Pumpkin Pie Spice

We know, we know: pumpkin spice is everywhere these days. It seems to be just as popular to bash the trend as it is to enjoy it. While we certainly appreciate why some people may feel a bit overwhelmed being inundated by pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, we also think pumpkin spice itself gets a bad rap. Also known as pumpkin pie spice, as the name implies, it is a pretty basic blend of spices commonly used when baking pumpkin pies: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. That doesn't sound so bad now, does it? While pumpkin spice is generally associated with fancy coffee drinks and desserts, we find that it is an extremely versatile blend that can work as well in savory applications as it does on the sweeter side of things. We've gathered some recipes spanning the flavor spectrum to help show you that sometimes it's nice to pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Spice Recipes:

Pumpkin Spice Tacos

From: The Endless Meal

Pumpkin spice and diced pumpkin make these meatless tacos perfect for fall.

Pumpkin Baked Mac & Cheese

From: Boulder Locavore

Warm, creamy, and not too pumpkin-y; this mac & cheese is perfect for fall.

Pumpkin Dip

From: Chocolate Covered Katie

Rich, creamy, and easy! This pumpkin dip will be a hit at your holiday parties.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

From: Casual Foodist

This easy homemade granola makes for a great fall snack or addition to your breakfast.

Pumpkin Pancakes

From: Fresh Off The Grid

"Light, fluffy, and loaded with rich pumpkin flavor". Here's your breakfast for tomorrow.

{Harry Potter} Pumpkin Juice

From: Favorite Family Recipes

This copycat recipe will transport you straight to Hogwarts. Serve hot or cold to all your favorite wizards.

Steak Pitas

From: Food Network

While there is no pumpkin flavor in this dish, pumpkin spice is used to add warmth to the meat, making it extra tasty.

Pumpkin Spice Chili

From: Sugar n' Spice Gals

It doesn't get more 'fall flavored' than this. You might be surprised how much you like this twist on a traditional recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Vodka Sauce Linguine

From: Love & Zest

This is 'adulting' at its finest! This reinvented pasta sauce will have you feeling sophisticated and festive.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

From: Perchance to Cook

Want to add something new to your Thanksgiving table this year? This savory appetizer might be just what you're looking for.