From pie to spiced lattes, many people associate pumpkin with sugary treats served at the end of a meal or to start the morning off right. But those who only see this classic fall favorite for its sweet side are missing out on a world of delicious savory options. There are many foods that pumpkin will pair perfectly with, and now is a great time to discover them all. See how to make your fall nights and parties a little more exciting with these three savory recipes.
3 Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Week
Beef Chili With Black Beans and Pumpkin
Easy to serve and excellent for big groups, this chili goes perfectly with everyone's other favorite part of the autumn season — football. The addition of pumpkin may initially seem off-putting to those who don't consider themselves fans of the fruit, but the pumpkin flavor is mild enough that it's unlikely to stop guests from enjoying the richness of the stew. And it provides an interesting twist on a classic favorite.
Pumpkin Grilled Cheese
Those who loved grilled cheese will want to try out this recipe that combines pumpkin puree with smooth Gruyere cheese. Pumpernickel bread provides a hearty base for these delicious savory sandwiches and keeps everything together even if they have to sit out for a little while. Cut the sandwiches into pumpkins with cookie cutters, and serve them as the perfect appetizer for your next fall get-together.
Pumpkin Risotto With Pumpkin Butter
Not only does this dish sound incredibly difficult to make, but it's likely to impress even the most discerning of foodies. Unlike the chili recipe though, this dish is meant for those who adore the taste of pumpkin as the flavor will be strong. If you are looking for something to make on a romantic fall night, complete with candles and a multicolored centerpiece in the middle of the table, this dish definitely delivers.
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