When you think of pumpkin you might automatically think of pie, but pumpkin is a great addition to your savory dishes as well. Pumpkin is healthy, flavorful and hearty and these savory pumpkin recipes will be a hit!
When you think of pumpkin dishes you might be like me and think of all the delicious sweet pumpkin treats–pie, cookies, muffins, bread and cakes. Pumpkin is naturally sweet so it’s perfect in dessert (checkout our favorite pumpkin desserts here), but pumpkin also deserves a spot in your favorite savory dishes as well. Pumpkin not only adds heartiness, creaminess, it also adds nutrients because pumpkin is high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
Before you get started I need to share a secret. It is so easy to make your own pumpkin puree! The canned pumpkin is great, but if you’re interested in making your own check this recipe out. It is seriously so simple and it’s made in the crock pot. The best part is that it tastes better too!
Now on to the recipes!
Click on the link below each picture to find the directions.
20 Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Instant pot pumpkin soup from My Mommy Style
Creamy and comforting pumpkin soup made in an instant pot.
Pumpkin fondue from Eating Rules
Pumpkin puree adds vitamins to a regular fondue and can take the place of some cheese so it’s less calories. Even though it’s a healthier version it’s still cheesy and delicious.
Roasted pumpkin with maple, chili and feta from Recipe Tin Eats
Sweet roasted pumpkin with some caramelized maple and chili and salty feta.
Thai pumpkin curry with shrimp and bok chop from Feed Me Phoebe
Pumpkin puree adds a silky thickness to the coconut milk, red curry paste and ginger.
Healthy pumpkin and sage stuffed shells from Eat Yourself Skinny
Super creamy pumpkin marinara stuffed in shells for a sweet and savory dinner that is low in calories but huge flavor.
Creamy pumpkin Alfredo with sage from Tastes Lovely
Alfredo made with pumpkin puree, sage and chicken that is ready in 10 minutes!
Easy pumpkin masala from The Iron You
Roasted tomato and pumpkin soup from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Comforting and delicious roasted tomato soup with pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin risotto from Watch. Learn. Eat.
Creamy and cheesy and perfectly cooked pumpkin risotto garnished with pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin beef stew from Honey and Birch
Savory and hearty beef stew with pumpkin puree.
Chicken pumpkin quinoa chowder from Wholefully
Creamy, comforting and filling chicken chowder with tri-colored quinoa and pumpkin.
Chicken with pumpkin and mushrooms from DVO
Comfort food perfect for a cold fall or winter evening.
Savory pumpkin hummus with fresh sage from Two Healthy Kitchens
Comforting flavors and great healthy snack with only five ingredients and ready in 5 minutes!
Cheddar pumpkin mac and cheese from Trial and Eater
A classic favorite made with creamy cheddar and pumpkin for the perfect autumn dinner.
Pumpkin Pizza from Love Lola
She claims this is the best pizza she’s ever had! I’d say that sounds like it’s worth trying!
Crockpot pumpkin sloppy joes from Primally Inspired
A classic gets a makeover with these easy and healthy slow cooker pumpkin sloppy joes.
Brown butter pumpkin grits from Peas and Crayons
Creamy cheese grits with butter and pumpkin.
Pumpkin Scalloped potatoes from The Blond Cook
Perfect balance of creamy scalloped potatoes, pumpkin, Swiss cheese and spices.
Savory Pumpkin pasties from Bijoux and Bits
Cheesy pumpkin hand pies inspired by Harry Potter. (There’s also a recipe for a sweet version)
Buttery pumpkin mashed potato from Food and Wine
Pumpkin puree added to creamy buttery potatoes for added flavor and color.
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