Savory Pumpkin Recipes

These savory pumpkin recipes deserve just as much room on your holiday menu as pumpkin dessert recipes. In these dishes we blend the subtle flavor of pumpkin into delightful pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and even a pumpkin salad.

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    Gluten Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

    Add a taste of pumpkin to dinner tonight without making a whole pumpkin-centric main dish by scooping this warm, creamy pumpkin risotto onto your plate. We kept this dish gluten free so everyone at your table can enjoy.

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    Pumpkin Ravioli

    If you're a lover of butternut squash ravioli, this pumpkin-filled ravioli recipe needs to be next on your to-try list. Starting with wonton wrappers makes this recipe easier than from-scratch ravioli, and a creamy, buttery sauce makes this dish ideal for a cold weather dinner.

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    Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal

    Bring two of our fall favorites -- pumpkin and apples -- together at last into one easy, hearty, delicious breakfast recipe. Ready in a flash, this savory oatmeal will stick to your ribs on any chilly fall morning.

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    Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

    Almost like pumpkin chili (but not quite), this rich, hearty stew combines three different kinds of beans and a full can of pumpkin. We even added leafy greens to the mix by stirring in kale at the end of the slow cooker time.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

    Turn pumpkin bread from sweet treat into savory side with these easy pumpkin dinner rolls. For added fall flavor, we spiced them with cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne pepper to make each bite even more mouthwatering.

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    Chicken and Pumpkin Tagine Stew

    You can call this stew anything but bland -- it's loaded with a whopping 7 different spices. Plus, with 2-1/2 pounds of pumpkin, this chicken stew will surely satisfy any fall pumpkin cravings.

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    Pumpkin Scones

    Canned pumpkin makes these scones extra golden. Take this easy pumpkin recipe over the edge with savory Parm and a splash (or two) of Worcestershire. Bonus: You can freeze them for up to three months!

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    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    Hold onto your hats -- mac and cheese just got a grown-up upgrade. Rich pumpkin adds to the classic flavor with help from a creamy blend of Fontina cheese, whole milk, and whipping cream. Laced with aromatic fresh sage, it's an indulgent savory canned pumpkin recipe that's way better than the boxed version.

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    Curry Pumpkin Soup

    Pumpkin spice and curry make a sweet, kicky statement in this savory pumpkin soup. Canned pumpkin keeps things extra creamy, while a citrus-cranberry sprinkle makes a colorful topper.

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    Pumpkin Crescent Rolls with Honey Butter

    Honey butter? Yes, please! One smear on these golden, flaky pumpkin rolls brings pure bliss. This savory pumpkin recipe can add fall flavor to any meal.

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    Cheesy Bean and Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

    Perfect for a holiday meal (or anytime you're craving a yummy pumpkin dinner recipe), these fluffy bites of Parmesan-laced cannellini beans and brown rice get a crunchy coating from panko crumbs and chopped walnuts. A delicious blend of smooth pumpkin and fragrant sage sauces up these rice balls.

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    Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

    Spiced with jalapeno and smothered in fresh pico de gallo, these are the chicken enchiladas you love turned into an easy pumpkin recipe. We add canned pumpkin to mimic the squash often used in Mexican cuisine. It makes for a heartier enchilada and adds subtle nutty flavor.

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    Pork and Pumpkin Noodle Bowl

    Take pasta beyond noodles and sauce with juicy pork, sweet red onion, and creamy spoonfuls of pureed pumpkin. Toss in some blue cheese for a little tang. If you're not a fan of canned pumpkin, you can turn this into a fresh pumpkin recipe by using one cup of pureed pumpkin.

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    Pumpkin, Barley, and Sage Soup

    For this smooth, savory pumpkin soup, we took a page from the dessert book and paired pumpkin with maple syrup for subtle sweetness. The traditional fall flavors taste delicious with hearty andouille sausage and barley.

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    Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

    The gorgeous colors of this roasted pumpkin recipe make it a must-have for your holiday table, and the blend of flavors will make it an annual tradition. Tangy dried cherries and peppery arugula perk up the velvety richness of roasted pumpkin, while a maple vinaigrette adds a splash of sweetness.

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    Pumpkin-Tortilla Casserole with Chicken

    Just another casserole? Think again. Layers of tortillas, cumin-spiced pumpkin, and a fiery jalapeno sauce combine for a new take on casserole. Roasted pumpkin seeds top off this cheesy, savory pumpkin dinner recipe.

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    Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

    Add cozy fall flavor to your dinner table with this easy pumpkin recipe. Coupled with yogurt, pumpkin makes a perfectly moist and fluffy loaf, and hearty whole wheat adds a savory touch.

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    Pumpkin Soup with Lentils

    Get the fresh fall flavor of pumpkin in a quick and easy dinner! This spiced pumpkin soup with lentils is done in no time, and it's so satisfying on a chilly day.

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    Macaroni Alfredo with Pumpkin and Kale

    Pumpkin combines with kale and fresh sage for a medley of simple flavors that's perfect for fall. This pumpkin dinner recipe gets a pick-me-up in the form of a light white wine and garlic sauce.

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    Pumpkin Pesto

    For a party-perfect pesto that's more dip than sauce, we beefed up the texture of a traditional basil-packed recipe with pumpkin puree. The lemon-zested savory pumpkin dip is irresistible served with crusty baguette slices or hearty crackers.

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    Cinnamon-Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits

    Cinnamon-rubbed chicken stars with a sprig of fresh sage in this sophisticated pumpkin dinner recipe with roasted chicken. For a dreamy side, we transformed classic grits into a savory mash with melted cheddar cheese and canned pumpkin.

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    Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

    No matter the season, this savory pumpkin recipe will transport you to fall. Chunky pumpkin and hearty chickpeas simmer in a thick, ginger-spiced broth, while chopped peanuts and cilantro bring to mind your favorite Thai dish.

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    Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

    Piled high with savory goodness, these decadent little starters are the perfect party food. The creamy combo of goat cheese and pumpkin creates a tangy base for savory boiled shrimp. Top off this easy pumpkin recipe with lemony-fresh arugula and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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    Roasted Pork Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

    Fiesta night just got better, thanks to a colorful taco spread including a mouthwatering roasted pumpkin recipe. Top juicy pork tacos with the works: pickled red onions, pink radishes, and roasted pumpkin guacamole.

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    Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

    Savory canned pumpkin is the base for this Thai-style peanut soup. The ginger-spiced broth gets a dose of sweetness from luscious mango nectar; a dash of hot pepper sauce turns up the heat.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Butter

    Enjoy the comforting flavor of pumpkin year-round with homemade pumpkin butter. Turn your morning toast into a decadent meal with pumpkin pie flavors like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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    Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a crisp green bean salad, green beans add classic flavor, color, and nutrients to your meal. Change up your usual green bean routine with some of our fresh green bean recipes -- you won't be disappointed!
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