Pumpkin isn’t just made to be sweet! While we all love our pumpkin spice desserts, especially at this time of year, pumpkin is good for so much more. With these savory pumpkin recipes, you’ll be ready to have pumpkin with each and every meal! The best part? All of these recipes can be found on our Food Monster App.
1. Vegetable Rolls with Roasted Pumpkin and Red Curry Dipping Sauce [Vegan]
These Vegetable Rolls with Roasted Pumpkin and Red Curry Dipping Sauce from Julie Van den Kerchove are nice and easy to make. You can also vary endlessly with the fillings depending on what is in season.
2. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup [Vegan, Raw]
This Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe from Olivia Budgen does require a high speed blender in order to achieve the optimal consistency. You can also blend it for a little longer to create a warmer temperature while still keeping it raw. This makes it an ideal raw vegan recipe for the colder months. The curry powder pairs so well with the pumpkin and gives it a nice spicy kick. The soup turns out so creamy and flavorful. You could even add in half an avocado to make it even more creamy and satisfying. We have added chopped almonds, pepper and fresh dill for extra texture and flavor. You can substitute with your favorite nuts/seeds and herbs of choice.
3. Pumpkin Polenta With Wilted Spiced Greens [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
As soon as fall hits, we immediately start craving comforting, warm foods despite whether the temperature outside has gotten colder yet or not! Comfort food has arrived in the form of this Pumpkin Polenta With Wilted Spiced Greens from Courtney West. Creamy and warm, it will hit the spot and makes you want to curl up under a blanket.
4. Chipotle and Pumpkin Spiced Hummus [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Many people think about sweet treats and #PSL during pumpkin season, but there are so many different flavor options for this orange squash. This Chipotle and Pumpkin Spiced Hummus from Holly Bertone is sure to please. The smokey chipotle flavoring takes this pumpkin flavor to a whole new level. Use it as an appetizer for your autumn party, during game day, or even as a spread on your favorite sandwich!
5. Pumpkin Grilled Cheese [Vegan]
One of the best things about fall, apart from those lush sunny-but-chilly days, is definitely pumpkin! It’s pumpkin season folks, which means that we’ve been in the kitchen eagerly whipping up one pumpkin recipe after the other! Pumpkin is not only super healthy but also extremely tasty and just happens to be the perfect addition to plant-based cheese! This Pumpkin Grilled Cheese from Kirsten Kaminski is loaded with the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene, vitamin A, fiber and even protein! At the same time pumpkin is relatively low in fat, hence the healthy fats from the cashews make sure that all of the goodies are properly absorbed.
6. Ethiopian Pumpkin Stew
This Ethiopian dish is rich with flavor and color! Quinoa is extremely nutrient rich, and makes a great base for this recipe. Enjoy this Ethiopian Pumpkin Stew from Marina Yanay-Triner as a stew on its own, or on top of store-bought injera bread.
7. Quick Pumpkin and Carrot Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
8. Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
When it comes to burgers, it’s all about the spice. Made from yellow pumpkin, earthy chickpeas and a mixture of warming spices, theseCurried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers from Ella Suihko are the perfect combo for your barbeque, a game night dinner, or just for that cozy get-together with your friends. Try them with different toppings like greens, pickles, tomatoes, and your favorite sauce.
9. Pumpkin Millet Kale Salad With Balsamic Reduction [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
The perfect winter salad using seasonal produce. Roasted pumpkin, kale accompanied with nutty millet, this Pumpkin Millet Kale Salad With Balsamic Reduction from Taryn Fitz-Gerald is so nourishing and full of amazing nutrition to keep your body at it’s best in the colder months. Topped with a drizzle of healthy homemade balsamic reduction, this salad is the perfect winter meal.
10. Pumpkin Gnocchi With Creamy Mushroom Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This amazing Pumpkin Gnocchi With Creamy Mushroom Sauce from Kirsten Kaminski is absolutely delicious! Perfect for the colder seasons, and with a creamy mushroom sauce poured on top, you’re in for a delightful, satisfying dinner.
11. Pumpkin Ravioli in White Wine Butter Sage Sauce [Vegan]
Although making your own ravioli takes a bit more work than opening a package, with hard work comes great reward. These tasty Pumpkin Ravioli in White Wine Butter Sage Sauce from Gabrielle St. Claire have pumpkin folded into the dough, which gives them a lovely orange color. Then, they are stuffed with creamy pumpkin purée and vegan Parmesan and cooked until tender. The finishing touch is a delicious white wine butter sauce that is perfectly seasoned with fresh sage. This makes a small serving, so it is the perfect entrée for an intimate gathering or you can double the batch and freeze the rest for later!
12. Fall Harvest Pizza [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Pumpkin, avocado, and pumpkin seed pesto makes this the most epic fall-inspired pizza ever! It’s super simple, gluten-free, and contains all of the seasonal flavors you love and adore. Try out this Fall Harvest Pizza from Natalie Yonan!
13. Pumpkin Alfredo With Spinach and Corn [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This Pumpkin Alfredo With Spinach and Corn from Gina Fontana has a creamy pumpkin cashew cream sauce mixed into pasta. Stir in some spinach and corn for extra nutrition and pops of sweetness and color. Garnish it with black sesame seeds to give this dish a tiny bit of nutty flavor.
14. Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This vegan Pumpkin Chili With Wild Rice from Gina Fontana can be made in just 30 minutes but has such developed flavors that you’d think it had been simmering for hours. You could easily eat this on its own but serving it over wild rice and adding blanched kale leaves really takes this dish to the next level. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and you’ll be counting down the meals until when you can have this again. The secret ingredient (cinnamon!) really enhances the flavor and kicks up the fall vibes.
15. Pumpkin Chickpea Enchiladas [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This Mexican-inspired dish is all about corn tortillas stuffed with pumpkin and chickpeas (plus a roasted shallot), covered with a tomato and chipotle chili sauce, and baked until everything’s hot and the tortilla ends are nice and crispy. You’ll love these Pumpkin Chickpea Enchiladas from Claudia Hollings!
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