Pumpkin pie, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake. There are tons of sweet pumpkin recipes out there, but what about the savory side of pumpkin? Here’s where the possibilities are really endless. From pastas and soups to fries and falafel, we uphold that these 20 Savory Vegetarian Pumpkin Recipes help secure pumpkin’s position as the most versatile winter squash of all.
Baked Pumpkins with Spinach, Mushrooms and Cheese
Personal pumpkins served up with tasty veggies and warm cheesy goodness. Best of all, they’re perfect for making ahead of time – a holiday life-saver!
Pumpkin Maple Macaroni and Cheese
Not your average mac and cheese! The Fig Tree balances sweet maple with savory cheddar, beer and pumpkin in this delish pasta dish.
Pumpkin Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Parmesan and sage pump up pumpkin puree that’s then slathered into the melty middle of this easy and comforting fall sandwich from Bake Your Day.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Red Lentil Chili
From Kitchen Treaty comes the “perfect fall chili” – thick and hearty, with red lentils, pumpkin and warm chili spices. Just throw everything in the Crock-Pot and dinner’s ready when you are.
Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce
We are totally smitten with this enchilada sauce from She Likes Food. It’s made with pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and a bevy of spices – oh, the possibilities!
Quinoa, pumpkin and beans – oh my! We love this fall-ish twist on veggie burgers from Peas & Crayons.
Cheesy Pumpkin Lentil Pot Pies
Lentils, pumpkin and Parmesan … all together in a pot pie. This delicious dinner from Amuse Your Bouche is full-on comfort, all the way.
Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowls
Pumpkin falafel. Pumpkin falafel! Yeah, we pretty much can’t get over these incredible little morsels from Connoisseurus Veg.
Pumpkin-Sage Baked Ziti
Pumpkin meets mac and cheese in this creamy baked ziti recipe that’ll have you licking your plate clean. We know, we know – that’s kind of a gross thing to do. But seriously. We completely understand.
Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin
Pass on puree and go for straight-up sliced pumpkin – you won’t regret it! Especially when you try it roasted and spiced à la this version from Mom Foodie.
Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes with Rosemary
As if savory pancakes weren’t scrumptious enough, an Edible Mosaic had to go add pumpkin, rosemary AND cheddar to the mix. And we thank her profusely.
Steamed Pumpkin and Baby Bok Choy
Gourmande in the Kitchen keeps it simple – yet creative – in this steamed recipe featuring Hokkaido pumpkin. That ginger sesame sauce seals the deal!
Pumpkin Ale Beer Cheese Soup
From Kitchen Treaty: Pumpkin meets beer. Pumpkin beer meets cheese. Pumpkin beer and cheese meet soup. And they all lived happily ever after.
Pumpkin Soft Pretzels
Whoa nelly. Pumpkin in soft pretzels?! We’re in love with these gorgeous knots from Savvy Eats.
Oven-Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries
Pumpkin fries. With chipotle. And ranch. Yep! Pure pumpkin brilliance courtesy of The View From Great Island. Yum.
Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli
Homemade pumpkin-stuffed ravioli teams up with a sage-infused brown butter sauce in this comforting dish from Little Ferraro Kitchen. Pumpkin perfection.
Savory Pumpkin Galette
Pumpkin half-rounds arranged on a crust and stuffed with walnut-sage pesto. It’s easy enough for everyday, but special enough for the holidays.
Pumpkin Crème Fraîche Spaghetti
Crème fraîche, pumpkin puree and warm fall spices join together in this creamy pasta recipe from Cafe Johnsonia. Bonus: It comes together in under 30 minutes!
Pumpkin Pizza with Crispy Sage
Pumpkin pizza!!! We’re totally holding back the exclamation points here, because we are all over this delicious creation from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Pumpkin Cheddar Stuffing
This pumpkin-cheddar stuffing may in fact be my favorite so far. Instead of just saturating the bread with broth, you’ll whisk the broth together with some pumpkin puree and then pour the mixture over the bread cubes. Shredded cheddar cheese is tossed into the mix, which pairs so well with the pumpkin.