Pumpkin Recipes That Aren’t Pie!

Pumpkin Recipes That Aren't Pie!

Now is the time to embrace all things pumpkin, but don’t limit yourself to the sweet stuff! There are so many belly warming ways to incorporate rich, creamy pumpkin in a plethora of savory recipes. Perfect for any of the brisk fall days to come, we’ve gathered the ultimate list of imaginative recipes to enjoy pumpkin in right here!


Roasted Quiche

Quiches can be as simple or elegant as the chef pleases, and this recipe is definitely the latter! Featuring roasted pumpkin, caramelized onion, gorgonzola cheese and sage mixed together in a visually appealing (and appetizing!) phyllo dough crust, this sophisticated recipe is easier than it seems!

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces


Chicken, Pumpkin & Mushrooms

Made in a dutch oven with lots of butter, this savory pumpkin recipe is perfect for the colder nights of autumn. Made with thin chicken cutlet, mushrooms, onion, thyme, parsley, cream and pumpkin, it’s a one pot meal that’s almost impossible not to enjoy. Serve it over mashed potatoes or cauliflower puree or rice.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 2 cups cubed pumpkin


Pumpkin Sage Hummus

No matter how many appetizers are on the table, a healthy hummus has a unique way of stealing the show. To make this recipe even better, it merely involves blending all the ingredients in a processor until smooth. Serve with pita chips and get enough to make seconds.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1 cups pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)


Pumpkin Pizza

Whether you use ready to bake pizza dough or make your own, this seemingly complex pizza comes together in a snap! With semi-caramelized sweet onion, pumpkin puree, garlic, shallot, thyme, parmesan and havarti cheese, it is pizza like you’ve never had it before. The best part about working with pizza is you never truly have to stick to the recipe! Add cooked sweet sausage, shredded chicken, sauteed brussels sprouts, you name it – there are no limits when it comes to your pizza. As long as you layer it with a saucy base then chunky ingredients topped with your cheese, you’ll be in for a treat.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1.5 cups pumpkin puree


Pumpkin & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Perfectly cooked bacon. Al dente pasta. Butter. Garlic. Onion. Pumpkin.
Despite a hefty ingredient list, if you are looking for a side dish that is sure to impress this fall you’ve found it. Made in an oven-safe dutch oven, simply add your ingredients bit by bit until you ultimately add your cooked pasta and bacon.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1.5 cups pumpkin puree


Chicken & Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Don’t let the “coconut” in the title throw you off. Unsweetened coconut milk comes out more savory than you expect when used in currys. Made by cooking all ingredients in a dutch oven, this one pan meal is an awesome combination of standard foods coupled with the Asian flavors of ginger & curry powder. Another reason this recipe rocks? It’s a combination of pumpkin AND our locally grown favorite, butternut squash!

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1 can (15 oz.) of pumpkin puree


Rosemary & Sea Salt Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Interested by the concept of savory pumpkin bread? Here ya go! This recipe calls for 1 cup of mashed pumpkin, a perfect excuse to experiment with breaking down a whole pumpkin. This can be done by removing the seeds then “chopping into big chunks and steaming in a closed pot until soft”, or sprinkling with sea salt and roasting. Otherwise, this recipe calls for all basic ingredients except Instant dry yeast – that you might have to pick up before baking! *Stand mixer required.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1 cup cooked and mashed pumpkin



If you have ever been hesitant to make risotto, knowing this rich combination of foods, texture and flavor should be enough to overcome it! Made on the stovetop, this risotto requires nothing special other than following the directions. Made with equal parts pumpkin puree and parmesan with a little bit of white wine, try this modern twist on the Italian classic the next chilly fall evening you need a solid comfort food.

Top Risotto Tips:
– Have all the ingredients ready when you begin
– Never leave your risotto unattended
– Add stock one cup at a time
– Stir very often (don’t walk away!)
– Serve right away

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? ½ cup pumpkin puree


Chicken Pumpkin Quinoa Chowder

Just the idea of this warm, creamy chowder makes us hungry! Made with shredded chicken, chunks of pumpkin, quinoa, onion, celery, carrots, garlic and the savory spices of bay leaf, thyme and sage, this might be the ultimate comfort food for chilly nights of autumn into winter.

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1 peeled, seeded and chunked medium pie pumpkin and 1 cup of pumpkin puree


Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

What could be more exciting (and delicious!) than stuffing pasta shells with a luxuriously creamy and rich pumpkin filling? What about topping it with a thick garlic parmesan cream sauce? This unique recipe combines pumpkin with rocotta, parmesan, egg, sage and nutmeg for the filling then making a separate garlic parmesan cream sauce for topping. Ready in about an hour, we know what we want for dinner tonight!

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree


Whole Pumpkin Stuffed With Gruyere Cheese, Bacon, Green Onion & Homemade Stuffing

Ready to be a crowned chef at your next dinner party? This scrumptious and visually gorgeous dish is much easier than it looks! Made by combining a day-old baguette with gruyere, fontina, bacon, green onion, garlic, chives, thyme and heavy cream, simply mix your stuffing together before putting it inside your seeded pumpkin and roasting for 2 hours. Use your imagination when it comes to the stuffing! You can also stuff with a rice combination, quinoa, meat, etc, or go a sweeter route and stuff with cheesecake or a cake mixture! (sweet applications will most likely require you to roast the pumpkin before stuffing since cakes take less time to cook.)

How Much Pumpkin Do You Need? One 3 pound pumpkin


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October 5, 2017