Want to make the most out of your pumpkins this fall season? Here are some of the best pumpkin dinner recipes that the whole family will love!
Pumpkins are a famous ingredient for fall desserts and sweet treats. However, there are also more savory and healthy pumpkin dinner recipes than you might think!
From soups to casseroles, to vegan and low carb dinner recipes, you’ll have a variety of recipes to choose from. Whether you have canned or fresh pumpkins, there’s a recipe here that you can whip up in a flash.
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What can you make out of pumpkin?
Pumpkin is one of the most versatile, flavorful, and nutritious fruits (Yes! Pumpkins are scientifically a fruit!) that you can use in making sweet treats or savory dishes. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of pumpkin dinner recipes that you can whip up to celebrate the fall season.
Some of the recipes below call for fresh pumpkins and some for canned. If you’re using a fresh pumpkin but don’t know how to start, you can check out this guide on how to clean a pumpkin.
Of course, aside from turning your pumpkin into delicious fall dishes, you can also start the pumpkin carving! If you have a little one at home, you can give these Baby’s 1st Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas a try!
What goes well with pumpkins?
Pumpkin goes well with a lot of fruits, veggies, nuts, spices, herbs, dairy, and protein. For fruits, you can find pumpkin treats with blueberry, pear, and cranberry. For vegetable dishes, pumpkins are usually paired with cauliflower, chili peppers, ginger, eggplant, and even celery.
You can also whip up savory pumpkin recipes with proteins such as chicken, bacon, turkey, and salmon. Cream cheese, whipped cream, milk, butter, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans are also some of the nuts and dairy products often used in all kinds of pumpkin dishes.
On the other hand, spices and herbs like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg are great with pumpkins too. Most pumpkin dinner recipes below also make use of these ingredients so make sure to check them out!
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- Half Sheet Pan
- Roast Pan with Non-Stick Rack
- Pumpkin Scoop
- Glass Casserole Dish Set
- Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Pumpkin Dinner Recipes
These pumpkin recipes are oh so tasty, it won’t be surprising if you’ll want to whip them up again and again! Even the kids and picky eaters will love these delicious pumpkin recipes.
This Dinner in a Pumpkin recipe is a 30-year old tradition our house. I cannot remember when I started making it, but I know it's been on our table around Halloween for many years.
This Weight Watchers pumpkin soup recipe is so easy to make! My WW pumpkin soup recipe is rich in vitamins and minerals while still being low in points.
Who can say no to quesadillas? These savory pumpkin quesadillas will be a new family favorite!
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls (vegan)
What's fall dinner without some pumpkin dinner rolls? These pumpkin dinner rolls are soft, fluffy, vegan, dairy free, and egg free!
The Best Healthy Pumpkin Risotto Recipe
Comforting and savory, this pumpkin risotto is made with brown rice, pumpkin pie spices, sage, and pumpkin puree.
Fresh Pumpkin Recipes
Have some fresh pumpkins? Turn them into irresistible dishes that the whole family will love with the help of these recipes!
Roast Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage and Red Onion
This easy to make family friendly dinner recipe is not only loaded with pumpkin but it's also gluten free and dairy free.
Ground Beef Dinner in a Pumpkin
Kids and picky eaters will not be able to resist this kid friendly dinner recipe!
Caramelised Onion, Feta & Roast Pumpkin Tart
Full of flavors and savory with a hint of sweetness, this roast pumpkin tart will surely become a hit! This recipe is made with puff pastry, feta cheese, caramelized onion, roasted pumpkin, eggs, milk, sea salt, and fresh rosemary.
Keto Pumpkin and Feta Salad
You can pull this pumpkin and feta salad together in just about 40 minutes. This recipe is make ahead friendly so you can whip it up in advance as well.
Midweek chicken and pumpkin tray bake recipe
This easy recipe comes with homemade honey, balsamic vinegar, and sage dressing that is so flavorful and tasty!
Keto Pumpkin Meatballs
These pumpkin meatballs are not only Keto friendly but are easy to make and oh so delicious as well. You won't want to miss this healthy and kid friendly recipe!
Pumpkin Recipes Vegetarian
We also have vegetarian recipes here! These recipes are quick to make and only call for a handful of pantry staples.
Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
Rich, thick, and creamy, this vegan pumpkin risotto will be a regular at your dinner table. This recipe comes together in 20 minutes and can be served as an entree or side dish.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Love pasta? This pumpkin pasta sauce recipe is a must try!
Roasted Pumpkin Broccoli with Feta
Vibrant and healthy with a little kick of spiciness, this recipe is made with roasted pumpkin and broccoli then served with pumpkin seeds, chili flakes, and feta cheese.
Baked Pasta with Pumpkin and Zucchini
This baked pasta with pumpkin and zucchini will leave you wanting more! You'll love that this dish is both crunchy and creamy, plus slightly sweet too.
Cauliflower Curry Recipe with Canned Pumpkin
Cauliflower florets cooked in a homemade curry sauce made with pumpkin puree, coconut milk, chili powder, and other curry seasonings, this plant based curry recipe is not to be missed!
Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
Pumpkin and sweet potato in one soup recipe? This soup is extra delightful and nutritious!
More Easy Pumpkin Recipes for Dinner
Pumpkins are just so amazing, you can use them to whip up a lot of savory dishes. Here are more must try pumpkin recipes to make your fall dinner more festive and satisfying.
Pumpkin Baby Pancakes Recipe
These baby pancakes are so yummy, they'll be a hit not only for the babies and the kids but the adults as well. You can make this recipe both for breakfast and dinner.
Crockpot Moroccan Pumpkin Chicken
Hearty and full offlavor, this Moroccan pumpkin chicken is made with homemade pumpkin curry sauce and tender chicken slow cooked to perfection.
Low-Carb Chicken Pumpkin Alfredo
You won't be able to get enough of this chicken pumpkin Alfredo! This one skillet dinner recipe is super creamy and delicious.
Roast Pumpkin Soup | Classic Recipe
If you're craving a warm and comforting meal for dinner, you should give this simple but rich and creamy roast pumpkin soup recipe a try!
Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Canned Pumpkin
Freezer friendly and only needs about 10 minutes of hands on time, this pumpkin soup recipe is another soup recipe worth considering.
Savory Pumpkin Casserole Recipe with Herbs
You can use fresh or canned pumpkin to make this pumpkin casserole recipe. This savory dish is easier and faster to make than you might think.
Perfect Pumpkin Chicken Stew
Juicy chicken flavored and cooked with a creamy pumpkin sauce made with pumpkin puree, chickpeas, and carrots. You only need 5 minutes of hands on time to make this recipe, thanks to the slow cooker.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry
Delicious, healthy, filling, and ready in 25 minutes... what more can you ask for?! Making this warm and comforting pumpkin curry in the Instant Pot is a breeze.
Looking for more delicious pumpkin recipes?
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