Savory Pumpkin Galette

Savory Pumpkin Galette Recipe

This savory pumpkin galette makes a perfect vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving.



  • 1/2 small pie pumpkin, seeds and guts removed & cut into 1/4 inch wedges
  • olive oil mister or cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped sage
  • 1 prepared pie crust (store bought or your own recipe—I like this one)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with oil or cooking spray. Place pumpkin wedges onto sheet. Spray tops with additional oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20–30 minutes, or until softened but not browned. Let these cool while you work on the next step of the recipe.
  3. Combine walnuts, cheese, olive oil, and sage in a food processor. Process until coarsely chopped (see image in post). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place prepared pie crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour walnut mixture into center of crust and spread to cover, leaving an inch margin on all sides. Arrange pumpkin wedges in an overlapping circle on top of the walnut mixture. Cut off any overlap so pumpkin does not extend into the 1-inch margin.
  5. Fold overhang of dough onto the pumpkin. Spray pumpkin with additional oil or cooking spray and brush pie dough with egg yolk mixture. Bake at time and temperature indicated on pie crust package or in recipe, until crust is golden brown.