You know fall has arrived when you start feeling a chill in the air followed by the sight of sweaters, changing leaves, and, of course, the words “pumpkin spice” slapped on everything from your lattes to your muffins.


Pumpkin is the ultimate flavor of the season, and you’re surely no stranger to some of the most famous recipes, like pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. But while you may have become an expert at all of the ways you can incorporate pumpkin into your favorite sweet treats for fall, you might be less familiar with all of the savory recipes you can whip up to add to your autumn spreads.


Take a look at some of our favorite – and innovative – pumpkin recipes below!

Pumpkin Cheddar Mac & Cheese

As the weather starts to get chillier, there’s nothing better than beating the cold with some of your favorite warm comfort foods, and macaroni and cheese is one of the perfect dishes to hit the spot. Put a fall spin on this classic by adding some pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and honey. Get the full recipe at Taste and Tell Blog, and adjust the pumpkin portions to your liking – it can definitely be a bit overwhelming at first, and it’s important to find the amount that works best for your taste.

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Hot soup is another staple when it comes to getting the perfect fix for a chilly fall night, and this recipe for curried pumpkin and coconut soup is the perfect way to change it up from the usual chicken noodle or tomato varieties you usually prepare while giving your dish a seasonal twist. This recipe also comes with the added benefit of being vegan and gluten free! Get the full recipe from Naturally Ella.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Chili is a great way to get a ton of nutrients and flavor in a single dish by combining a variety of meats, vegetables, and spices to cater to any palette. Adding pumpkin to this turkey chili recipe gives the dish a nice nutty flavor which works nicely with the kick and spice you get from ingredients like chili and jalapeno peppers. It’s definitely not the chili you’re used to, but is sure to become a new favorite for the season. Find the full recipe from the Whole Foods recipe collection, and opt for lean turkey to create a healthier dish.

Pumpkin and Sage Pizza

If your love for pumpkin is not as strong as many, this recipe might be a bit too much for you. However, if you are a lover of all things pumpkin and are always looking for new ways to incorporate the ingredient into your favorite foods, this is definitely a recipe you will want to try! Instead of your regular pizza sauce, this recipe calls for using pumpkin puree as the sauce and topping it off with some Gouda cheese and crispy sage leaves. You’ll love how these flavors complement one another in this unique creation. If you’re ready to try this one, head over to Two Peas and Their Pod blog for the full recipe.


What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes for fall? We’d love to hear about them! Share with us in the comments below, or tweet me @tamarahoumi