From hearty chili to easy desserts, these 25 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes dishes are ideal for Fall. The last one will be your favorite!
When fall rolls around, there’s one star that takes center stage in kitchens everywhere: pumpkin. It’s not just about that famous pumpkin spice latte everyone’s sipping. There’s a whole world of delicious dishes waiting to be made, from your grandma’s classicPumpkin Pie to an adventurous savory pumpkin recipe that can spice up your dinner table meal.
Got a fresh pumpkin on hand? Lucky you! Those are gold when it comes to whipping up dishes that call for that authentic pumpkin flavor. Once you’ve roasted it, you can toss those earthy pumpkin chunks into a heartyPumpkin Chili. Or turn it into a delicious Creamy Pumpkin Pasta that feels like a warm hug on a cold day. And if you’re looking for a shortcut, canned pumpkin puree is your best friend. It’s just as good when making a quick batch ofPumpkin Ginger Cupcakes or a richPumpkin Banana Bread that fills your home with those warm spices we all love.
Speaking of purees, ever tried making homemadePumpkin Puree? It’s a game-changer. Get a sugar pumpkin (yep, that’s a real thing – not just a sweet nickname), roast it up, blend, and voilà! Your fresh pumpkin puree is ready to be the star of any sweet pumpkin recipe. It’s fresher and more vibrant than the canned stuff.
But remember, if you have leftovers, pop them in an airtight container – it’ll keep your puree fresh for your next cooking adventure.
Winter squash, like pumpkins, offers an array of options for both sweet and savory recipes. While sweet dishes, like pumpkin pie-filling desserts, are a no-brainer during the holiday season, don’t sleep on savory squash dishes, like the crowd-pleasingButternut Squash Soup. They can bring a unique, earthy flavor to the table, turning ordinary meals into memorable feasts.
So whether you’re in the mood for a pumpkin spice treat with homemadePumpkin Pie Spice, a savory pumpkin dish for your dinner table, or just roasting up some pumpkin to have on hand, there’s no end to the combination of pumpkin wonders you can create. And for those who might have only thought of pumpkin as pie material, we hope you’re ready to explore beyond. The pumpkin world – sweet and savory – is waiting for you. It’s time to gather your friends and family, cozy up together, and enjoy the season’s finest flavor made in your own kitchen!
Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.
Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.
She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.
She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.
As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.
Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.
As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.
Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.
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