Fall is here and pumpkin is everywhere!
Most people don’t know how to cook savory dishes with pumpkin. It is so much easier than you may think. Pumpkin isn’t naturally really sweet, so when cooking pumpkin just make sure that the sweet and salty balance is good.
The easiest way to use pumpkin is I the puree form. That’s a supermarket shortcut I love!
Quick tip: if you have fresh pumpkin seeds, don’t throw them away! Roast them! Roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious.
Heat your oven to 350°F on a foiled lined tray and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add the rinsed off pumpkin seeds onto the tray and sprinkle seasoning salt and roast for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted and crunchy. Then it’s time to eat them.
For storage let them cool fully then place into an air-tight container and place them in the pantry or just snack on them all day.
From pasta to soup and biscuits to savory sauces, here are 9 savory pumpkin recipes to spice up your fall dinner parties!
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Chicken with Pumpkin and Mushrooms
Found from DVO
This savory recipe is perfect for the fall weather. The pumpkin becomes creamy and the mushrooms add an earthiness to balance the whole dish out.
Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions
Found from Closet Cooking
Brunch item alert! Make this for your next Sunday brunch. The flavors work perfectly for the cooling season.
Savory Pumpkin Pizza aka the Best Pizza You Will Ever Eat
Found from Love Lola
Pumpkin pizza mind is blown! This recipe takes ready-made pizza crust and pumpkin puree to create a seriously delicious meal.
5 Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Found from Two Healthy Kitchens
This is an easy appetizer for the fall season. I made whole wheat pita chips to pair with this delicious spread.
Pumpkin Rolls with Rosemary and Sea Salt
Found from Drizzle and Dip
There really is something special about making homemade bread (you can find my focaccia recipe here) it’s warm and fluffy. When I came across this recipe for pumpkin infused rolls I had to try it. Fill the rolls with turkey and cranberry sauce you have a perfect Thanksgiving sandwich.
Smoky Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
Found from One Sweet Mess
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic pasta dish but add pumpkin puree and you have a warm fall dish. Noodles tossed in a smoky sauce and some spice is irresistible for the cold weather.
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
Found from Sprouted Routes
This dish is gluten free and vegan friendly. It takes a traditional risotto and flips it when adding the savory pumpkin puree.
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Simple Pumpkin Soup
Found from Minimalist Baker
You can’t feature pumpkin without sowing a soup. This is only 7 ingredients how simple is that?! Using fresh pumpkin too, how cool!
Cheddar Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Found from Trial and Eater
Cheddar Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is an easy and delicious autumn meal. Another option to serve this dish is as stovetop macaroni in less than 30 minutes, or turn into a crunchy casserole.
Enjoy your fall season with these full flavored savory pumpkin recipes.
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