6 pumpkin recipes for the ultimate fall meal

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Fall is here which means all the colors in our world are changing. Our clothes, the leaves and even the food! Nothing says fall has arrived more than a bright, giant pumpkin. Whether you're pumpkin picking or carving, this vegetable is in it's prime! Of course, many people don't realize that pumpkins are perfect for a number of recipes. Luckily, our Lifestyle Collective bloggers have delicious pumpkin dishes up their sleeves.

Take a look through the slideshow for some tasty pumpkin recipes for the ultimate fall dinner party!

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Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

"There’s no denying that Fall is here and the common theme for pretty much any and everything is pumpkin. So I’m getting on with it and starting the season off with a recipe bang: Pumpkin & Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Mmmm. Creamy ricotta, nutty Romano cheese, savory garlic and fresh chopped sage are the perfect meal for a cool October night." - Seasonally Jane

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Roasted Carrots with Pesto Butter and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

"They're coated with spices and oven roasted until they are perfectly tender. Towards the end of roasting they get brushed with a pesto butter so they come out of the oven bubbling and in a cloud of basil and butter that will hit you as soon as you open the oven. Then they are topped with crunchy, spicy pumpkin seeds to finish it off."  - The Whole Bite

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Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

"If you like pumpkin, you will absolutely adore this dish. It is beyond pumpkiny and you will wanna lick your plate clean." - Olivia's Cuisine

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Pumpkin: Stuffed with Chorizo Rice and Goat Cheese

"I made a roasted, stuffed pumpkin again today but this time with fluffy, chorizo-scented rice, tangy goat cheese, and sweet raisins. I shared it with Holly (as I do almost all things made with cheese) and it got me reminiscing about that first glorious edible casserole we shared." - Hola Jalapeno

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Hearty Pumpkin Soup

"Salt and pepper to taste and swirl in the cream at the end. Sprinkle with the chives or spring onions and voila!! Hearty Pumpkin Soup!" - Dalia's Kitchen

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Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce 

"Pumpkin, sage and nutmeg add a warm richness to this Alfredo recipe that is served over ravioli for a comforting and easy fall or winter dinner." - Taste and Tell

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