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16 Savory Pumpkin Recipes For People Who Think They Hate Pumpkin

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When most people think of pumpkin, they think of lattes, cakes, and pies — but pumpkin is so much more than cinnamon-spiked desserts!

To prove just that, we rounded up 16 of our favorite savory recipes made with canned pumpkin:

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1. Pumpkin Chili

Canned pumpkin gives this chili a robust hearty texture that's perfect for cold fall nights. Get the recipe.

2. Pumpkin Pasta Bake

tasty.co

You don't have to bake this pasta in a pumpkin, but it's highly recommended that you do. (Because nothing is more festive than pumpkin pasta baked INSIDE of an actual pumpkin.) Get the recipe.

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3. Easy Pumpkin Soup

saltandlavender.com

This creamy soup is made with coconut milk so it's not only flavorful, but completely vegan. Get the recipe.

4. Pumpkin Risotto With Bacon

cookingandbeer.com

If you're gonna go to the trouble of making risotto (because, TBH, it's pretty involved), it might as well be amped up with pumpkin and bacon. Get the recipe.

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5. Pork, Pumpkin, and Cornbread Casserole

thekitchn.com

Kinda like stuffing, only made with canned pumpkin, ground pork, and crunchy chunks of cornbread. Get the recipe.

6. Chicken Quesadillas With Pumpkin Goat Cheese Spread

reciperunner.com

Pumpkin + goat cheese = just the thing you need to dress up your quesadillas. Get the recipe.

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7. Bacon Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells are delicious. Stuffed shells with pumpkin and bacon are CRAZY delicious. Get the recipe.

8. Chicken Pumpkin Quinoa Chowder

Chowder is the ultimate comfort food — and this one is made with pumpkin, quinoa, and shredded chicken to make it super filling and perfect for fall. Get the recipe.

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9. Pasta With Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

budgetbytes.com

Imagine Alfredo sauce. Now imagine it spiked with creamy canned pumpkin and warming spices. That's basically this pasta — and it's insanely delicious. Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Curry

Just dump everything into a slow cooker, let it cook for a few hours, then finish with creamy coconut milk. That's it. Get the recipe.

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11. Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti With Garlic Kale

Pumpkin and tomato might sound like a weird combination, but it's surprisingly delicious and so much better than your average marinara sauce. Get the recipe.

12. Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

This comforting recipe swaps out regular pasta for low-carb spaghetti squash so it's not only delicious, but lighter than your typical casserole. Get the recipe.

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13. Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce

Pumpkin sour cream is exactly what your enchiladas have been missing. Get the recipe.

14. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese With Roasted Veggies

This mac 'n' cheese is anything but traditional, but once you try it you may never go back to the classic ever again. (OK, maybe that's a stretch, but it's good!) Get the recipe.

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15. Pumpkin Beef Stew Recipe

Serve this hearty stew over rice, egg noodles, or all by itself. Get the recipe.

16. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

tasty.co

Make this pumpkin hummus, then serve it in rice bowls, on bread, or with veggies for quick dinners with a festive twist. Get the recipe.

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