12 Savory Pumpkin Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
In my home town, near San Francisco, orange and black is bursting forth and its not just because the Giants won the World Series. Halloween pumpkins have arrived! These colorful gourds come in all different shapes, colors and sizes, but they're not just for decorating. Pumpkins are a delicious base in many savory dishes. A simple one-cup serving gives almost double the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Beta-Carotene, not to mention vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and fiber too.  Look for smaller pumpkins with minimal blemishes. They should be heavy for their size with stems intact. Pumpkin can be boiled, baked or steamed. Instead of tossing the pumpkin seeds, roast them for a delicious snack or topping.   Cook double or triple the amount you need for your recipe and freeze the rest. Enjoy each bite of these savory pumpkin recipes. 

Slow Cooker White Bean Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin & Lentil Curry

Curried Pumpkin, Beef and Acorn squash

Thanksgiving Casserole Stuffed pumpkin

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Red Lentils with Pumpkin (Indian)

Afghan Pumpkin

Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Chili

Thai Inspired Pumpkin Peanut Soup

Pumpkin Frittata

Pumpkin Chowder

Read Pumpkins Pack More than Fun for more information.

What is your favorite savory pumpkin recipe and which of these will you try?

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Not a big pumpkin fan. Report
never tried pumpkin unless it was a pie until spark people yum Report
I love pumpkin soup ! it's so filling on a brisk autumn day. And well, I LOVE pumpkin ice cream. I know it didn't make the list, but this is the only time of year I can get pumpkin walnut ice cream. yum.... Report
I do love cooking with pumpkin--I saved a bunch of these, thanks! I've already made Afghan Pumpkin (this recipe) & LOVED it. One of my favorite veggie recipes EVER! Report
YUM! Pumpkin is so underused! Report
I'm thinking about that Pumpkin Chili but the Soup Sounds Good Too. I Love Pumpkin And Its Low Calorie Content. Yes! I Will Be Experimenting. Thank You! Report
Roasted pumpkin seeds. Report
happy Halloween, Report