12 Savory Pumpkin Recipes

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10/31/2012 6:00 PM   :  7 comments   :  18,237 Views

In my home town, near San Francisco, orange and black is bursting forth and its not just because the Giants won the World Series. Halloween pumpkins have arrived! These colorful gourds come in all different shapes, colors and sizes, but they're not just for decorating. Pumpkins are a delicious base in many savory dishes. A simple one-cup serving gives almost double the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Beta-Carotene, not to mention vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and fiber too.  Look for smaller pumpkins with minimal blemishes. They should be heavy for their size with stems intact. Pumpkin can be boiled, baked or steamed. Instead of tossing the pumpkin seeds, roast them for a delicious snack or topping.   Cook double or triple the amount you need for your recipe and freeze the rest. Enjoy each bite of these savory pumpkin recipes. 

Slow Cooker White Bean Pumpkin Soup


Pumpkin & Lentil Curry


Curried Pumpkin, Beef and Acorn squash


Thanksgiving Casserole Stuffed pumpkin


Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup


Red Lentils with Pumpkin (Indian)


Afghan Pumpkin


Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin Chili


Thai Inspired Pumpkin Peanut Soup


Pumpkin Frittata


Pumpkin Chowder


Read Pumpkins Pack More than Fun for more information.

What is your favorite savory pumpkin recipe and which of these will you try?

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