30+ Orange Foods for a Party (Sweet & Savory)

Looking for the BEST orange foods for a party? I’ve got you covered. Here’s 30+ tasty naturally colored orange foods to try out! Including easy recipes for both sweet and savory dishes.

From well-known orange foods like carrots and mac and cheese, to lesser known dishes like pumpkin risotto and peach caprese salad, you’re guaranteed to find a little inspiration here!

For Halloween, try pairing these foods with one of these black foods!

The BEST Orange Foods to Try Out

Delicata Squash

This Savory Delicata Squash recipe is a winter side dish that’s really easy to prepare. There’s no peeling required and the maple flavors and warm spices taste divine!

Close up of roasted delicata squash on baking sheet.

Salmon

Salmon is a type of fish that is popular in many cuisines around the world. It is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins D and B12. Try this 5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon, Miso Salmon, or Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce.

Salmon arranged on baking sheet with lemon slices.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable that is orange in color and has a sweet flavor. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Sweet potatoes can be eaten raw, cooked, or baked. Try these Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Chili or Sweet Potato Gnocchi.

CLOSE UP OF ROASTED SWEET POTATOES ON SERVING TRAY WITH SPOON.

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that is orange in color and has a nutty flavor. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Acorn squash can be roasted, baked, or steamed.

Cooked acorn squash.

Carrot

Carrots are a root vegetable that is orange in color and has a sweet flavor. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Carrots can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Try these Glazed Carrots, Mexican Carrots or one of these 37+ Carrot Recipes.

Roasted carrots on plate.

Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash is a type of winter squash that is orange in color and has a sweet and nutty flavor. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Kabocha squash can be roasted, mashed, or used in soups and stews.

Kabocha squash.

Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that is orange in color and has a sweet flavor. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Pumpkins can be roasted, mashed, or used in pies, soups, and other dishes. Try this Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, or Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl.

Overhead shot of pumpkin risotto in bowl with goat cheese & cranberries

Yam

Yams are a root vegetable that is orange in color and has a sweet flavor. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Yams can be eaten raw, cooked, or baked.

Cooked yams in skillet

Apricots

Apricots have a sweet-tart flavor, and they are a good source of vitamins A and C.

Apricots

Papaya

Papaya is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. It has a sweet and tangy flavor and can be eaten fresh, juiced, or cooked.

Papaya sliced in half.

Persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit that is native to Asia. It is a member of the ebony family and is closely related to the date plum. Persimmons are orange in color and have a sweet and tart flavor. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber.

Persimmons

Kumquats

Kumquats are a type of citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. They are about the size of an olive and have a sweet and sour flavor. The peel is edible and is often used in marmalades and jellies.

Kumquats

Habaneros

Habaneros are used in many different dishes, both savory and sweet. They are a popular ingredient in salsas, hot sauces, and marinades. They can also be used in stir-fries, curries, and other cooked dishes. Or, try this Grapefruit Habanero Margarita.

Habanero peppers on counter.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a type of melon that is native to Africa. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Cantaloupe is a popular fruit that is eaten fresh, juiced, or used in salads.

Cantaloupe sliced in half.

Peaches

Peaches have a slightly acidic flavor, and they are a good source of vitamins A and C. Try this Peach Caprese Salad, Peach Smoothie, or one of these 25+ Peach Cocktails.

Overhead shot of peach caprese salad on grey plate next to wooden cutting board.

Cheese

Cheese is a dairy product made from milk solids and curds. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin A.

CLOSE UP OF PIECE OF CHEESE WITH HOLES.

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips. These 3-ingredient Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are quick and easy to make, super crunchy, and light. They’re perfect for dunking in salsa, guacamole, hummus, and more! Or, try these Baked Tortilla Chips.

Extreme close up of tortilla chips in air fryer basket.

Macaroni & Cheese

Mac ‘n’ cheese is a popular dish that is made from macaroni pasta, cheese, and milk. It is a good source of calories, fat, and sodium. Try this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe.

Overhead shot of bowl of mac and cheese on blue background.

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is another type of winter squash that is orange in color and has a sweet flavor. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Butternut squash can be roasted, mashed, or used in soups and stews. Try this Butternut Squash Soup.

Overhead close up of bowl of butternut squash soup with dollop of sour cream.

Mangoes

Mangoes are a tropical fruit that is native to South Asia. They have a sweet, juicy flavor and are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Try this Mango Salsa, Grilled Mango Chicken, or Mango Cobbler. Plus, check out these 45+ Easy Mango Recipes and 25+ Mango Desserts.

Overhead close up of bowl of mango salsa.

Loquats

Loquats are a type of fruit that is native to China. They have a sweet, tangy flavor and are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

Loquats in container.

Chanterelles

Chanterelles are a type of mushroom that is native to North America and Europe. They have a fruity, nutty flavor. They are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Pile of chanterelle mushrooms.

Yellow Cauliflower

Yellow cauliflower is a type of cauliflower that has a bright orange color. It has a similar flavor to white cauliflower, but it is also a good source of beta-carotene.

Yellow cauliflower.

Golden Beets

Golden beets are a type of beet that have a orange hued color. They have a similar flavor to red beets, but they are also a good source of beta-carotene.

Golden beets.

Orange Peppers

Orange peppers are a type of pepper that has a bright orange color. They have a similar flavor to green peppers, but they are also a good source of beta-carotene. Try these Stuffed Peppers.

Orange bell peppers.

Zucchini Flowers

If you love zucchini, don’t let the beautiful flowers go to waste! These seasonal delights are a staple of Italian cooking and are usually served stuffed (perhaps with seasoned ricotta) or fried.

Zucchini flowers.

Oranges

Oranges are a citrus fruit that is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They can be eaten fresh, juiced, or used in baked goods. Try this Orange Julius.

Orange slices

Tangerines

Tangerines are a type of mandarin orange that are smaller and sweeter than oranges. They are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Sliced tangerines.

Mandarins

Mandarins are a type of orange that are easy to peel and eat. They are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Peeled clementines.

Cara Cara Oranges

Cara cara oranges are a type of orange that have a sweet and tangy flavor. They are a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that may help protect against vision loss.

Sliced cara cara oranges.

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30+ Orange Foods to Try Out!

Looking for the BEST orange foods for a party? I've got you covered. Here's 30+ tasty naturally colored orange foods to try out! Including easy recipes for both sweet and savory dishes. Try this Roasted Delicata Squash. A side dish that’s really easy to prepare. There’s no peeling required and the maple flavors and warm spices taste divine!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and cut squash into ¾” half moons.
  • Toss squash on a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil, maple syrup, paprika and red-pepper flakes. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Roast, tossing once, until both sides are evenly browned and squash is tender, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove squash from oven and sprinkle with lemon zest. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
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Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3229IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg

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