With these 15 Best Savory Pumpkin Recipes (plus winter squash) delicious comfort food dinners, sides and snacks are guaranteed during this fall season.
While there are so many pumpkin desserts arounds, I also wanted to highlight the savory pumpkin recipe possibilities.
Aside from Pumpkin Spice Lattes (and Frappes) and pumpkin muffins, there are also also yummy dinner and side dish recipes, as well as snacks and appetizers that can be made with pumpkin - be it fresh or a can of pumpkin puree.
And because most parts of the world don't have the same distinction between pumpkin and winter squashes as in North America, this list not only includes the orange pumpkin variety, but also all kinds of winter squashes like butternut, acorn, kabocha, delicata, and spaghetti squashes.
- Chicken Pumpkin Soup
- Pumpkin Hummus
- Thai Pumpkin Curry
- Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup
- Pumpkin Gnocchi | In the Playroom
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
- Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Roasted Potatoes and Squash
- Spaghetti Squash with Thai Peanut Sauce
- Sausage and Peppers Pasta with Butternut Squash
- Quinoa Butternut Squash Stew
- Pumpkin Avocado Salsa
- Nourishing Quinoa Bowl with Delicata Squash
- Butternut Squash Black Bean Curry
- Chickpea & Lentil Chili with Squash
- Savory Pumpkin Soup Recipe
- Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Spaghetti Squash
Pumpkin flavor is greatly enhanced by paprika (smoked paprika is especially great), black pepper and salt of course, and also dried herbs like sage, thyme, and rosemary.
Pumpkin puree typically refers to canned pumpkin. Most of the time a sweet variety called sugar pumpkin, sweet pumpkin, or pie pumpkin is used. It is cooked or roasted, then pureed until smooth and then canned.
Yes, as long as the only ingredient listed on the can is pumpkin, then pumpkin puree and canned pumpkin are the same thing and terms that are used interchangeably.
Chicken pumpkin soup is a savory dish consisting of pumpkin, chicken, and ginger. This recipe can be made with cubed pumpkin, butternut or kabocha squash.
Make delicious, creamy Pumpkin Hummus from any leftover canned pumpkin puree you may have from your pumpkin pie or other fall baking recipes. It's an easy to make snack or appetizer and tastes fantastic. Top with pepitas for little crunch.
This delicious Thai Pumpkin Curry with chicken is heavenly comfort food. Aromatic, a little exotic, and not too spicy. The coconut milk actually gives it a mild sweetness.
This healthy roasted Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup is perfect cold weather food and is super easy to make. The recipe is vegan, gluten free, clean eating and can also be paleo or Whole30. Round out the meal with your protein of choice - I like cooked quinoa.
Delicious Pumpkin Gnocchi in a butter, cherry tomato, and sage sauce full of flavor.
This bright Instant Pot butternut squash soup includes a mixture of butternut squash, carrots, aromatic ingredients, spices, and broth, that cook into a smooth creamy blend. For a unique twist on a classic butternut squash soup, this is served with nutritious quinoa.
This healthy stuffed acorn squash includes a rice and bean filling with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It works well as a side dish or even as a vegetarian main dish paired with a tossed green salad.
In this Roasted Potatoes and Squash recipe baby potatoes and squash cubes are roasted in a sweet and spicy glaze to create a sensational side dish.
Healthy Thai Spaghetti Squash with delicious peanut sauce makes a great side dish or base for a grain-free Pad Thai recipe. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and clean eating. The peanut sauce makes a great dip too.
This sausage and peppers butternut squash pasta dish is all cooked in one pot. A delicious and easy comfort food meal
This hearty, healthy Butternut Squash Chicken Stew with Quinoa is perfect comfort food for cold weather days! It can be made in the Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, or on the Stovetop.
Pumpkin Salsa with avocado is a refreshing seasonal twist on the classic dip and condiment. With roasted pumpkin and creamy avocado, this salsa is great served with tacos and grilled meats.
Nourishing Quinoa Bowl topped with roasted delicata squash, avocado and cucumber drizzled with a delicious and creamy almond dressing.
This Butternut Squash Black Bean Curry is a hearty vegan comfort food dish that is made 'from scratch' - without the need for curry paste. It is delicious served with steamed rice.
This hearty Chickpea Chili is prepared in the slow cooker and perfect for cool fall weather. There are squash, chickpeas and lentils to bring unique flavor and texture to this meal.
This velvety smooth Chocolate Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is topped with roasted chickpeas. Thanks to the unique combination of dark chocolate, chili and spices this creamy soup has an aromatic mole-like richness, which makes it perfect both as an appetizer or main course.
These Fresh Spring Rolls are filled entirely with veggies. Spaghetti squash takes the place of rice noodles. They are perfect with a peanut dipping sauce.