Pumpkin spice lattes. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin cookies. It’s already October, so we’re officially in the season of pumpkin-flavored everything.
While it’s true the fall flavor pairs perfectly with sweet treats, what many don’t realize is how well pumpkin also works in savory dishes. Plus, without the added sugar, it’s actually low in calories.
Here are a few ideas for incorporating pumpkin into your non-dessert dishes:
• Savory pumpkin pizza: Pumpkin puree makes the perfect pizza base.
• Pumpkin alfredo: A healthier, more colorful take on the traditional dish.
• Pumpkin hummus: Spiced with cinnamon, paprika and chipotle.
– Kolette Simonton, City of Pittsburg, CA