01 Oct 3 Delicious Entrees that Feature Pumpkin
It seems as though pumpkin should be synonymous with the autumn season. Pumpkins start to appear by supermarket entrances and front doors as soon as the air begins to cool. The changing season and changing leaves are just begging you to bake something with pumpkin and spice. In case this autumn weather has you craving pumpkin, here are three delicious entrée ideas featuring pumpkin that will surely be a crowd pleaser for even the pickiest of eaters.
Rosemary Pumpkin Soup
Rosemary pumpkin soup is a terrific entrée that is both light and delicious. Made with sautéed onions and fresh garlic cloves, this soup is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Rosemary Pumpkin Soup is typically made with vegetable or chicken broth and canned pumpkin as a base, with additional touches of onion, garlic, rosemary, and paprika for a bold, hearty flavor. This recipe also happens to be high in protein and low in fat for those who are health conscious.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce and Pecans
There is nothing that invites the cooling temperature of fall quite like a delicious pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce and pecans. For the freshest flavor, this entrée is made best with organic canned pumpkin. The raviolis are topped with a delicious brown butter sauce that adds a unique and flavorful taste. The sauce is a perfect balance of savory and sweet with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar making for a scrumptious combination.
Finally, you have the pecan topping—or garnish, rather. The pecans are most delicious when toasted to perfection, and then covered in the browned butter sauce and scattered lightly on top of the raviolis. The toasted pecans add a perfect amount of crunch to the soft raviolis, making for a truly delectable fall time meal.
Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers
A perhaps surprising, but delicious, entrée that includes pumpkin is the Southwestern Pumpkin Burger. These burgers do not actually contain any meat, but have patties that are made up of the following vegetables and spices: corn, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and sautéed onion.
Once these ingredients have been sautéed in the pan, the next step is to add the pumpkin to the onion mixture, along with breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste, cheese, breadcrumbs, and wheat germ. These ingredients together are then shaped into ½ inch thick vegetable patties, which will be cooked and then served with a towering stack of tortillas and salsa.
These Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers are a sweet surprise for any fall season meal, and they will have your dinner party begging for more.