13 Ways to Work Pumpkin into Your Dinner Routine This Fall
It's hard to imagine, but there may come a day when you overdose on PSLs and pumpkin muffins. When that moment strikes, it's time to start working on your savory gourd game. Here, we've picked 13 excellent excuses to bring a little pumpkin deliciousness into your dinner recipe rotation.
Fall Bliss Bowls With Pumpkin Goddess Dressing: If you love meal prepping, you'll heart-eye-emoji this bowl. Make all the components in advance, and enjoy all week long. The pumpkin spin on goddess dressing is an easy seasonal switch. (via Nutritional Foodie)
White Bean and Pumpkin Pork Chili: Everyone loves a warm bowl of chili when the weather turns, and this one takes a festive approach. (via FoodieCrush)
Parmesan Pumpkin Fritters: Serve these up as an appetizer at your next fall dinner party. They're the perfect salty snack to wash down with a seasonal pumpkin beer. (via Rasa Malaysia)
Pumpkin Risotto: This might be the coziest risotto recipe you'll come across. (via Platings and Pairings)
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce: This deceivingly indulgent sauce is made up of pumpkin and skim milk. (via Well Plated)
Pumpkin Coconut Curry: This nourishing Indian curry has a special upgrade. The pumpkin gets caramelized separately, adding another dimension of flavor. (via Lazy Cat Kitchen)
Maple Roasted Pumpkin With Chili and Feta: We love a good meatless Monday option, and this one is hitting all of the right notes. It's salty, sweet, spicy, tangy, and crunchy. Serve with a bowl of grains and some greens to round out the meal. (via Recipe Tin Eats)
Chipotle Pumpkin Enchiladas: If you need a great portable dish to bring to a potluck or maybe a new in-law, look no further. Pumpkin and black beans make up the hearty filling, so both your carnivore and veggie friends will be satisfied. (via Wicked Spatula)
Slow Cooker Moroccan Pumpkin Chicken With Cauliflower “Couscous”: It only takes 10 minutes to get this dish ready before throwing it in your slow cooker. (via Vitamin Sunshine)
Pumpkin Stuffed Shells:Your typical stuffed shells get an autumn makeover with the addition of pumpkin to the ricotta filling, and a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce to finish the whole thing right. (via Damn Delicious)
Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup With Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds: If you thought soup was boring, then you haven't tried this one. It's fully loaded with all kinds of seasonal toppings, and the adorable pumpkin bowls only add to the appeal. (via Half Baked Harvest)
Roasted Pumpkin With Dukkah, Yogurt, and Fried Bread: This is fall's answer to a refreshing bowl of fruit and yogurt. (via My Name Is Yeh)
Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers: White cannellini beans and pumpkin puree form the base of these tasty veggie patties. Make extra to stash in the freezer, top with eggs, or crumble over salads. (via Peas and Crayons)
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Jessica is a blogger and professional pastry cook in San Francisco. When not whipping up desserts, you can usually find her tackling DIY projects with her husband, entertaining for a crowd, or running around the neighborhood with her rambunctious puppy, Rebel. Jessica believes in using seasonal and wholesome ingredients as much as possible and you can check out more of her recipes at her blog: By Guess And By Golly.