Cook/ Weekend Feasting

13 Savoury Pumpkin Recipes

October 3, 2016 (Last Updated: October 7, 2018)

Last Updated on October 7, 2018 by Slow The Cook Down

In preparation for this years fall and halloween festivities, I’ve been picking the brains of my lovely food blogger friends to add to my repertoire of pumpkin recipes.  Rather than bringing out the same pumpkin pie recipe, time and time again, I’ve been on the scour for a range of savoury pumpkin recipes to serve up to my guests.  Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient and is in abundance, so time to break away from the pie and serve up some of these awesome savoury pumpkin dishes up instead!


Roasted Pumpkin with Garlic and Sage

First up is a tasty side dish recipe.  Pumpkin slices are roasted with garlic and sage butter for a delicious and indulgent thanksgiving veggie side.  Easy to make with little effort needed!

Top down shot of baked pumpkin on a serving dish with two forks

Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin

The first of two pumpkin pizza recipes on this list – because you can’t have enough pizza!  Quick and easy to make, and loaded with tasty and crunchy toppings.  This pizza packs a flavour punch!

A slice of Blue Cheese Pizza with Pumpkin held towards the camera

Spiced Pumpkin Cheeseball

How could I not include some cheese in this roundup?! This awesome cheeseball from Kristina at Spabettie will really impress your guests! An easy recipe, but one that is packed full of flavour.

Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

If you are having nibbles for your guests over the fall season, this savoury pumpkin hummus is perfect for all your dipping needs! A big thank you to Eating By Elaine for sharing this – I think it will become a staple in our house!

Savoury Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

These bad boys from Rachel at Simple Seasonal, were just too cute not to include! We all know that food in miniature version is the best  – these will be a real show stopper for your guests this fall!

Afghan Sauteed Pumpkin (Kadu Bouranee)

I fell in love with this savoury pumpkin recipe from Igor at Cooking The Globe.  Super easy to make, the pumpkin is sautéed with spices and then topped with yoghurt garlic sauce.  The flavours in this dish are making my mouth water!

Pumpkin Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Spinach

Now, you didn’t think I was going to do a roundup without including another pizza did you?! The flavours on this offering from Majory at Dinner Mom are just devine!  Time to level up pizza night!

Spicy Thai Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Ramen with Chicken

I mean, who doesn’t love ramen?!  I love this dish from Jessica from Coffee and Crayons, I would never have thought to make a ramen with pumpkin, but what a perfect, warming dish for those cool fall evenings!

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Woo hoo for mac and cheese!  One of life’s little pleasures, and thanks to Meghan at Fox and Briar I can include it in my savoury pumpkin round up! A tastier and healthier option than your bog standard mac and cheese.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Grits

These creamy cheese grits are curtesy of Jenn from Peas and Crayons. This savoury dish is swirled with brown butter and pumpkin to make this awesome fall comfort food!

Warm Winter Salad with Pumpkin, Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Avocado Dressing

Ok, I’m off to make this savoury pumpkin dish immediately! Fall doesn’t mean that salads are out of the window thanks to this warm salad from Elena at Happy Kitchen.Rocks.  The ingredients just sing to me, and even better it just takes 30 minutes to make!

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter, Sage and Walnuts

There is nothing about this pasta dish, from Cynthia at What A Girls Eats, that I don’t love! It’s a great way of utilising pumpkins throughout fall, doesn’t it look amazing?!

Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili

Say what?! Pumpkin in chilli?! I’m loving this idea from Christie at Food Done Light, and even better it’s made in a slow cooker so you aren’t looking at hours of prep here! The spices used in this dish give a real depth of flavour.

Pumpkin Risotto

Risotto is a great dish to add flavour to, and the sweetness of pumpkin just works so well.  A big thank you to Lauren from A Nerd Cooks for sharing this with me, it’s a perfect comfort food dish for this Autumn, and that colour is stunning!

Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

There was no better way to end this post, than with this beautiful Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri from Matt at Nomageddon.  What a perfect drink to serve your guests this halloween!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of savoury pumpkin recipes, it’s definitely got my creative juices flowing!

If you are looking for some more cooking inspiration from around the web, do check out my collections of cheese and meat recipes or easy mussel dishes

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  • Reply
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    July 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Great round-up pinned to my Pumpkin Pinteresst board! Thanks for including Pumpkin Pizza recipe!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      July 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Marjory! I couldn’t resist including your pizza recipe – a great idea!

  • Reply
    Igor @ Cooking The Globe
    July 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, Betty!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      July 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      my pleasure! It’s an awesome recipe!

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