Food & Nutrition

20 Savory Pumpkin Dishes You’ll Want to Make for the Holidays

Pumpkin Pizza Crust


Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN, the dietitian behind, created this fun take for your Friday family pizza night. Boost the nutrition of your pizzas with a pumpkin pizza crust. It’s allergy friendly, free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs – so, you can serve it at a children’s party and feel good about it. Let the kiddos top it with their favorite cheese and veggies! Aside from using pumpkin year after year, try cooking one of these 23 delicious Thanksgiving side dishes all your guests will love.

Pumpkin Hummus with Black Sesame Seeds


Super popular hummus dip takes a pumpkin-style twist in this recipe from dietitian Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD. Add some fresh ginger and orange, and topped with black sesame seeds, this appetizer is perfect for any party. And, it’s ready in just a few minutes!

Pumpkin Miso Tahini Sauce


Because it’s a bit high in sodium, a little pumpkin miso tahini sauce goes a long way, but that little bit adds satisfying umami taste to all kinds of foods—chicken, fish, meat, baked potatoes, sliced vegetables, and toast. Dietitian blogger Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, likes to serve it with jicama sticks at parties. Three ingredients and it’s done! Check out this list of 15 Thanksgiving foods ranked from best to worst for your weight.

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