Easy Pumpkin Recipes – Creative Savory Pumpkin Dishes

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What can I make with pumpkin?

The fall season is finally here and we know what means, right? Lots and lots of pumpkins! Pumpkins (especially during this season) are often used as a traditional Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. But did you know that the flesh of the pumpkin provides several health benefits? So yes, don’t let your pumpkins go to waste! Pumpkins are a superfood which is rich in vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins also help in regulating blood pressure and are good for the heart. Pumpkins also help in preventing and controlling diabetes and blood sugar levels. And if you are on a weight loss journey, pumpkins are also perfect for your diet because they are low in calories and a great source of fiber which helps suppress your appetite.

Another good thing is that pumpkins are very tasty and versatile which means that they can go along with almost all food and can be prepared in several forms. And if you ever bought quite a ton of pumpkins and are overwhelmed and scared because you don’t want to waste them, then here is a list of foods (ranging from snacks to meals and desserts) you can do with pumpkins:

  • Pumpkin purée
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pumpkin cocktail 
  • Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin soups
  • Pumpkin Pie Flans
  • Pumpkin smoothies
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Chips
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • And more!

How do you prepare a pumpkin?

Now that you have all these ideas on what dishes to make with pumpkins, the question is: How do you cook or prepare them? Preparing a pumpkin is actually not terrifying as it looks like. You really just need to follow a few steps. But before we delve into that, you must first take note of the right pumpkins that are better suited to use for recipes. It is best to look for pie pumpkins or sugar pumpkins which are smaller and sweeter pumpkins that the larger pumpkins used for carvings and decorations. 


Scrub the outside of the pumpkin to remove any visible dirt. 

Cut off the stem then cut the pumpkin in half (from top to bottom). Use a spoon to scrape out any fibers and seeds. 

Cut the pumpkin halves into smaller pieces then place the pieces in a shallow baking dish with a lid – their skin side up. 

Add water to cover the bottom of the dish then cover tightly. 

Bake in 325ºF (165°C) oven for about 1 hour, or until the pumpkin is fork-tender.

Let it cool then cut off the peel or scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin, and serve.

Savory pumpkin recipes

Need some creative pumpkin recipes this fall or maybe for your future Halloween celebration? Then you are in the right place! Here are some easy and savory pumpkin recipes with just a few ingredients that are easy to prepare and mighty delicious!


15. Savory Pumpkin Gnocchi Recipe

This pumpkin gnocchi recipe has to be one of the most delicious pumpkin recipes on the planet. Even better, it’s fast, cheap and simple to make. Read on and be sure to have a drool cloth handy.

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14. Thai Pumpkin Soup 

A super easy weeknight soup, Thai Pumpkin Soup is full-flavored, yet ready in under a half hour. Easily control the spice level to suit your family’s preferences, and enjoy a taste of Thai cuisine. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

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13. Pumpkin Barley Risotto

A delicious, savory way to use a fall favorite – pumpkin. Pumpkin Barley Risotto is a rustic risotto replete with the flavors of sage, bleu cheese, roasted pumpkin, and walnuts. Topped with a farm fresh runny egg, what isn’t there to like?

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12. Easy & Creamy Instant Pot Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

You’ll love how easy it is to make this Instant Pot pumpkin macaroni and cheese for a classic comfort food that your family will gobble up!

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11. Easy Pumpkin Hummus + Veggie Wraps

You’ll love this easy pumpkin hummus recipe with smoked paprika and other anti-inflammatory rich spices! Serve it with veggies gluten free crackers, or stuffed inside collard greens with avocado, veggies, and pumpkin seeds for a healthy vegan snack!

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10. Mexican Pumpkin Stew with Pork and Hominy (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Bringing those awesome South-of-the-Border flavors, Mexican Pumpkin Stew with Pork and Hominy combines tender pork, hominy, pumpkin (or other winter squash) with both poblano and chipotle chiles in a healthy one-pot stew!

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9. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

When fall rolls around each year, we all inevitably look for tasty pumpkin recipes. What’s new, what worked last year, did I bookmark that recipe? Where did I put that Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe?

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8. Pumpkin & Spinach Vegetarian Lasagne

Pumpkin & Spinach Vegetarian Lasagne is a healthy and delicious family dinner made with layers of creamy pumpkin and ricotta, spinach, lasagne sheets and tomato sauce.

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7. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait

It is pumpkin spice season so why not double down on that pumpkin spice latte and dig into this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake parfait?! The airy pumpkin cheesecake fluff is sandwiched between layers of gingersnap crumbles and blanketed with a creamy brown sugar vanilla cheesecake.

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6. Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili is an easy pumpkin chili recipe with ground turkey, pumpkin, black beans and plenty of spice! This chili is hearty, smoky, and perfect for fall!

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5. Soup Jou Mou – Haitian Pumpkin Soup (with a twist)

Soup Jou Mou is a classic Haitian Pumpkin soup eaten every New Years Day to also celebrate their Independence Day. Although traditionally made with beef, this goat version is just as delicious!

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4. Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

This marbled chocolate pumpkin bread recipe is perfect for fall! It’s so delicious and flavorful with all the spices, pumpkin, and cocoa powder. It’s easier to make than you’d think and swirling it to create the marbled pattern is actually quite fun!

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3. Nhopi – Zimbabwe Pumpkin Cornmeal

Many countries have a version of a savory cornmeal porridge. In Italy, it’s known as polenta, it’s Coo Coo in Barbados and Funchi in Aruba. When trying to pick a country for letter Z, this was my problem with Zimbabwe.

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2. Keto Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour – Low Carb & Gluten-Free

Our gluten-free keto pumpkin bread is sweet and so moist! We used both almond flour and coconut flour for this recipe, and it’s so yummy, fluffy, and moist! We also love that it’s sugar-free and the perfect paleo or low carb option! Plus, it’s super quick and simple to make!

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1. Pumpkin Spaghetti Alfredo Recipe

This creamy, dreamy Pumpkin Spaghetti Alfredo recipe is the ultimate Fall comfort food. With fresh pumpkin puree, cream, sage, wine and spices, this pumpkin pasta is on the table in under 20 minutes!

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Easy Pumpkin Recipes - Creative Savory Pumpkin Dishes

Easy Pumpkin Recipes - Creative Savory Pumpkin Dishes

Here are some easy and savory pumpkin recipes with just a few ingredients that are easy to prepare and mighty delicious!




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