Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin isn't just for pie anymore. In fact, we think savory pumpkin recipes deserve just as much room on your holiday menu. In these recipes, we blend the subtle flavor of pumpkin into delightful pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and even a pumpkin salad.


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    • Pumpkin Scones

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

    • Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

      Hold onto your hats, because 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 thyme, it's an indulgent pumpkin recipe that's way better than the box.

    • Curry Pumpkin Soup

      Pumpkin spice and curry make a sweet, kicky statement in this cozy autumn soup. Canned pumpkin keeps things extra creamy, while a citrus-cranberry sprinkle tops it off in a sweet way.

    • Roast Pumpkin Seeds to Perfection

      The next time you carve pumpkins, don't throw away the seeds! Sprinkle them with salt, pop them in the oven, and meet your new favorite fall snack.

    • Pumpkin Crescent Rolls with Honey Butter

      Honey butter? Oh, yes! One smear on these golden, flaky pumpkin rolls and hello, pure bliss.

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    • Cheesy Bean and Rice Bites with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

      Perfect for a holiday meal, 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.

    • Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

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

    • 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.

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      Pumpkin, Barley, and Sage Soup

      For this smooth 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 pumpkin salad 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 fun dinner idea.

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      Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

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

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      30-Minute Dinner: Pumpkin Soup with Lentils

      Get the fresh fall flavor of pumpkin in a quick and easy dinner! Our pumpkin soup is easy and satisfying.

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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. The rustic pumpkin 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 dip is irresistible when 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 roasted chicken recipe. 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

      Whatever the season, this cozy, Asian-inspired stew 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 them off 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 super colorful taco spread. Top juicy pork tacos with the works: pickled red onions, pink radishes, and roasted pumpkin guacamole.

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      Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

      Savory pumpkin forms the base for this Thai-style peanut soup. The ginger-spiced broth gets a dose of sweetness from luscious mango nectar, and 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. With pumpkin pie flavors such as ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, it will turn even your morning toast into a decadent, fall-inspired treat.

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      Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

      There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.
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