Four Meaty, Savory Pumpkin Dishes

When you think of pumpkin foods, you probably think of pumpkin pie. That’s why we shared an assortment of pumpkin dessert recipes a couple of weeks ago. We wanted to break you out of a pumpkin rut. Now, we want to go one step further.

Most people think of pumpkin as being a sweet food. But the winter squash works perfectly as a savory side dish. And it can be a key component in delicious main courses as well. Today, we’re sharing four meaty pumpkin dishes that can brighten your fall season.

Savory Bacon Pumpkin Mock Souffle


There are few things worse than working on a perfect souffle and having it collapse. It’s such a well-known tragedy that it’s often appeared as a joke in sitcoms. This mock souffle won’t fall. While it doesn’t rise quite as high as a normal one, it isn’t as risky. You still have a souffle’s delicious flavors and airiness, but it’s much easier to make, and you don’t have to stress over it. A serving has 156 calories, three grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Lasagna with Spinach


The filling of this delicious lasagna is made with pumpkin puree, spinach and three types of cheese. The pasta sheets are made with eggs, cheese, ground beef and spices. Yes, beef and cheese replace flour in the pasta in a creation called “meatza.” It cuts out a ton of carbs and ups the flavor. Use the leanest beef you can to ensure the pasta holds together well. This dish has so much flavor from the noodles and the rich, creamy pumpkin and cheese filling that it could easily become a go-to recipe in your home. A serving has 401 calories, five grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.     

Keto Pumpkin and Beef Skillet Ragu


We love one-pot meals. Whether cooked on the stovetop or in the oven, we’re massive fans of one-pot dishes because of their simplicity in preparing and cleaning up! This recipe is also a hit with our team because you can throw an egg on top, and it works as a breakfast dish. It’s perfect any time of the day! It’s a skillet meal with tons of flavor that’s fast and easy to make. It’s an excellent way to start or finish your day. A serving has 508 calories, 6.2 grams of carbs and 0.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Curry with Chicken


We have the recipe for you if you have too much pumpkin spice in your cupboard. We usually see it in coffees, pies and other desserts. But this curry recipe adds the spice blend to pumpkin puree, vegetables and coconut milk to bring a warm seasonal flavor to the dish. If you like stews or curries, this will become a fall staple for your family! It’s hearty and satisfying while having a distinctly “fall” flavor. A serving has 214 calories, eight grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Enjoy these recipes now that pumpkins are back in the supermarket and the days are cooling off!

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