Beyond Pie: 10 Great Savory Pumpkin Recipes

We’ve all had pumpkin pie and it seems everyone has a favorite recipe or variation of it, but what about when you want to eat seasonally, but aren’t craving sweets? Here are 10 pumpkin recipes to satisfy your savory side and take advantage of the current farmers market bounty.


  • Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic Soup – As the weather cools, there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm soup. This creamy recipe is loaded with roasted garlic to keep those sniffles away.
  • Smoky Pumpkin Hummus – Craving a festive party dip to share with friends? Julie Hasson and Everyday Dish TV serve up this spin on the Mediterranean classic, complete with a video tutorial.
  • Soft Pumpkin Pretzels – Giant, doughy pretzels don’t have to be from a stand at the county fair. Make your own pumpkin infused version with this recipe.
  • Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili – Hearty comfort food is where it’s at and this  is as perfect for serving to your Sunday afternoon football crowd, as it is for a quiet night in front of the fire.
  • Thai-Style Shredded Pumpkin – For a quick and easy pumpkin dish, try a Thai inspired twist with this delicious stir fry. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time!
  • Indian Pumpkin Curry – Pumpkin, red chilis, and freshly grated coconut collide in this sweet and spicy dish, perfect for serving over basmati rice.

Photo Credit: Teo on Flickr under Creative Commons license.

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Melissa Elliott is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. Her personal blog,, documents her culinary adventures from her kitchen to vegan food around the world. When she's not glued to her computer or on the road, she loves to spend time with her husband, Ryan, cats Beamish & Scurvy, and beloved chihuahua, Strummer.