Perfect pumpkin recipes: Gnocchi, flatbread and fritters

Go beyond pumpkin spice.

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By Ariane Duarte

It's peak pumpkin season and chef Ariane Duarte is stopping by the TODAY kitchen to share a few of her favorite pumpkin-filled recipes — and no, none of them are a certain type of seasonal latte. She shows us how to make pumpkin and potato gnocchi, pumpkin and bacon flatbreads with Brussels sprouts and pumpkin fritters with pumpkin butter caramel.

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Ariane Duarte

Incorporating pumpkin and sage into tender gnocchi gives the classic Italian comfort food a fall flavor that's perfect for cold-weather entertaining.

The opposing flavors and textures of the crispy, salty bacon and sweet, smooth pumpkin butter actually complement one another perfectly. The savory Brussels sprouts round out the autumnal flavor profile of this seasonal dish.

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Ariane Duarte

This recipe is all pumpkin all the time! The crispy fritters are made from fresh roasted pumpkin, then they get a dip in sweet pumpkin caramel infused with homemade pumpkin butter.

If you like those perfect pumpkin recipes, you should also try these:

Valerie Bertinelli's Pumpkin Pudding