Pumpkins aren’t just for dessert! You can enjoy pumpkin for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.
Whether you’re making pumpkin soup or curry with pumpkin, pumpkin appetizers or pumpkin pasta, pumpkin is a sweet seasonal ingredient to use in your favorite savory recipes!
This collection of savory pumpkin recipes includes all of the best pumpkin dishes for when you want a little extra pumpkin in your meal plan.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes
After reading up on Facts about Pumpkins and Everyday Pumpkin Recipes, you’re ready to add more pumpkin to your diet.
These savory recipes have got you covered for all things pumpkin, from pumpkin pasta and soup to curry and even burgers!
1. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is one of our favorite savory pumpkin recipes! It comes together in less than 20 minutes for a quick and easy meal.
2. Pumpkin Juice Recipe
This Pumpkin Juice Recipe inspired by Harry Potter is both a sweet and savory pumpkin recipe! It’s quick and easy to make and, well, magical!
3. Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup with Ginger
We LOVE this Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup with Ginger from Salt and Lavender! It’s a thick and hearty bowl of comfort food with a little extra kick from the ginger. It’s one of our favorite savory pumpkin recipes!
4. Pumpkin Pasta
5. Pureed Pumpkin Risotto with Walnuts
6. Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Sage
The addition of sage in this Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Sage really brings this incredible pumpkin pasta recipe from The Suburban Soapbox together! Creamy pumpkin puree, sage, and sausage cooked with penne pasta makes the perfect pumpkin dinner recipe.
7. Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
8. Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers
This recipe for Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers from The Forked Spoon uses pumpkin in a new way: as the core ingredient of thick and spicy veggie patties! Topped with a creamy chipotle spread, provolone cheese, avocado, and fresh greens, this veggie burger recipe is an amazing way to cook with pumpkin.
9. Stuffing Stuffed Pumpkin
Stuffing Stuffed Pumpkin is THE perfect holiday pumpkin recipe. This fun and festive savory pumpkin recipe from What Great Grandma Ate is a creative and tasty way to enjoy all of your favorite Fall flavors!
10. Sausage Spinach Pumpkin Gnocchi
We could eat Sausage Spinach Pumpkin Gnocchi from Basil and Bubbly every day! This easy comfort food recipe is made with sweet Italian sausage, gnocchi, spinach and pumpkin puree for a truly special pumpkin dinner recipe.
11. Thai Pumpkin Curry with Butternut and Chickpeas
This Thai Pumpkin Curry with Butternut and Chickpeas from Seasoned Sprinkles is the perfect example of how to prepare pumpkin. It’s a creamy curry recipe with a little bit of crunch, and is the perfect combination of savory, spicy and sweet!
12. Pumpkin Cauliflower Fritters
13. Paleo Green Beans with Pumpkin Alfredo & Olives
These Paleo Green Beans with Pumpkin Alfredo & Olives from The Movement Menu are the perfect side to your holiday dinner menu! The creamy pumpkin alfredo is our favorite ingredient in this savory pumpkin recipe.
14. Easy Pumpkin Apple Ginger Soup
15. Seafood Alfredo with Scallops and Pumpkin
Champagne Tastes pairs the flavor of pumpkin perfectly with scallops in this Seafood Alfredo with Scallops and Pumpkin! Creamy pumpkin alfredo, homemade pasta, and scallops make this pumpkin dinner recipe pop with flavor!
16. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds is a Fall tradition that you shouldn’t miss out on! This recipe from The Two Bite Club demonstrates the perfect way to roast pumpkin seeds and enjoy them as a festive snack. When it comes to savory pumpkin recipes, this is a must try!
17. Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Sausage & Kale
18. Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle Pasta
Pumpkin pasta recipes are a great way to cook with pumpkin! Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle Pasta from Cooking on the Weekends is hearty, delicious, and packed with your favorite Fall flavors. The pumpkin pasta sauce is a flavorful and comforting addition for one of our favorite savory pumpkin recipes!
19. Cheesy Tortellini & Chicken Pumpkin Alfredo Bake
Even More Pumpkin Recipes
Want to add more pumpkin recipes to your meal plan? Try these sweet pumpkin recipes!
Which savory pumpkin recipes will you try first? Let us know in the comments section below.