It’s no secret pumpkin feels right at home in pies and lattes, but this versatile fall vegetable also works in warm soups, rich pasta sauces, and even French fries. With its heavenly scent and many health benefits, pumpkin should actually be used every single day. Here, we rounded up 10 savory pumpkin recipes that will have even avid PSL drinkers seeing their favorite ingredient in a whole new light.
There’s something about pumpkin puree and melted cheese that sends this vegetable into savory territory—and fast. In this recipe by Love Lola, each slice is topped with onion, garlic, arugula, and a combination of Havarti and parmesan cheese. Sorry delivery man, but we’ll be making our own pizza this fall.
Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries
It’s the same flavor you love—only baked to perfection in a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside French fry. Pair this recipe by Wholefully with a yummy ranch dressing—even pumpkin purists won’t be able to resist a bite.
Vegan Jack-O-Pumpkin Breakfast Sandwich
Pumpkin for breakfast? Yes, please. Even with ingredients like grilled mushrooms and vegan sausage, it’s the pumpkin butter (with maple syrup) by Healthy Happy Life that pulls this morning meal together. Serve it up for your next fall brunch—your guests will love the creativity.
Pumpkin Rolls with Rosemary and Sea Salt
With these rolls by Drizzle & Dip fresh out of the oven, your house is guaranteed to smell like heaven. Cut them in half, add a pat of butter, and serve them up with dinner (or even this Thanksgiving).
Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili
With cooler temperatures coming, new chili recipes are in high demand. Try this one by The Endless Meal—it combines the rich, hearty flavors of bourbon and chipotle chilis with tomatoes, pumpkin puree, and butternut squash.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin, Basil, Goat Cheese, and Fig Tart
This tart by George Eats hits all the marks—it’s sweet, savory, and aesthetically beautiful. Serve it up for your next fete, and have an Instagram-ready dish that tastes like fall.
Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup
A fall staple just got an exotic upgrade, thanks to Just a Taste. By blending pumpkin and coconut milk with curry powder and onions, you get a healthy soup recipe you’ll want to pack for lunch all season long. The best part? You only need 15 minutes of prep time.
Pumpkin Chickpea Pasta
This recipe by Healthy with Nedi proves pumpkin belongs in pasta. The creamy sauce is made with pumpkin puree, vegetable stock, and coconut milk, which makes it both vegan-friendly and delicious.
Parmesan Pumpkin Fritters
Everything tastes better fried—even pumpkin—and Rasa Malaysia is here to prove it. Just combine shredded pumpkin, flour, parmesan cheese, eggs, milk, and baking powder together; then, drop in hot oil. Serve these up at game day by pairing them with your favorite dips.
Ravioli Pumpkin Alfredo
Store-bought ravioli gets a tasty makeover in this 30-minute meal by Taste and Tell. The rich pumpkin Alfredo oozes fall, while the minced sage and pine nut garnish offers color and texture.