From pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin-scented candles to pumpkin ice cream and, of course, pumpkin pies, everyone gets so pumpkin crazy this time of year, you’d think it was the only vegetables harvested in the fall. (It’s not.) And while an old-fashioned pumpkin pie is always a crowd-pleaser, after the third – okay, tenth – piece, most people are ready to move on. Pumpkin lovers, we’ve got you covered. Next time you’re in the mood to get creative in the kitchen (and impress your dinner party guests) try one of these five savory pumpkin recipes.
Pumpkin Beer Bread
It’s not fall unless a pumpkin ale is involved, right? This recipe contains three of our ultimate favs: beer, bread, and pumpkin. Still have ingredients left over after a pumpkin pie baking? Stir together with your favorite pumpkin ale, pour into a bread pan, and one hour later, you’ll have a nutty, savory treat hot from the oven.
Pumpkin Split Pea Soup
It’s almost soup season, and this is the perfect recipe to dip your toes into the world of those hearty, winter recipes. Filling, spicy and healthy (!), add a little pumpkin to your typical split pea and make it just that much better.
Savory Pumpkin Quiche
Easy as pie and perfect for brunch for the whole family, this autumnal recipe takes less than an hour to bake and combines pumpkin, seasonal vegetables, and just a touch of bacon to make a fluffy, steamy quiche.
Vanilla Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread
Still a pumpkin baked good, but this cornbread is rich with luscious flavors, like bourbon vanilla bean paste, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil. Why not drizzle a little bourbon syrup to finish or pair with a seasonal bourbon cocktail to really please the crowd.
Lasagna without tomato sauce? And no meat? This recipe may sound a little crazy, but the addition of pumpkin justifies the switch up on this Italian classic.