8 Savory Ways to Make the Most of Pumpkin

Creamy soups, sweet dumplings, and meat roasts—this squash is as savory as it is sweet

After you're done making pie and spoon halvah, same some squash for these savory pumpkin recipes. The soft textures pair well with leaner meats like lamb and the gentle vibe of dairy. Add them to dumplings for a sweet twist on the asian appetizer. Don't forget about curries. Squash and pumpkins feature in curry dishes for their sweeter flavor that balance the spiciness. Pumpkins are also great puréed in soups. A bit of brightness from citrus zest opens up the flavor of this rich soup that is sure to keep your warm during the colder weather. Here are our favorite savory pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Caramelized roasted pumpkin gets an unorthodox hit of flavor from orange zest and juice, stirred in just before serving to brighten this wintry soup. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Parmigiano-Reggiano »Anders Schonnemann

Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad
The flavors of fall and winter are perfectly represented in this simple and elegant meal. Get the recipe for Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad »Farideh Sadeghin
Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings

Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings

This delicate seasonal dumpling is stuffed with squash, spiced pork, ginger, and scallion. Use pumpkins to give these dumplings a sweeter finish. Get the recipe for Roasted Squash and Pork Dumplings »Matt Taylor-Gross
Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Roast or sauté extra squash over the weekend (butternut or calabaza are perfect) to make quick weeknight work of this garlicky, spicy pumpkin soup. Get the recipe for Caribbean Pumpkin Soup »Penny De Los Santos
Mushrooms in Snail Butter

Roasted Mushrooms with Escargot Butter

Roast vegetables fill out any fall spread, but a dose of extra-savory herb compound butter (like you'd slather over snails) makes them special. Get the recipe for Roasted Mushrooms with Escargot Butter »Matt Taylor-Gross

Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry

Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry
With warming notes of curry and cinnamon, this hearty vegetable curry is perfect for a cozy meal.Helen Rosner

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Crispy baked kale, sweet roasted squash, and peppery arugula and watercress are combined with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds in this colorful salad. Get the recipe for Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds »Ariana Lindquist