When it comes to pumpkin recipes, there are a number of places your mind can go. Bacon-flavored, pumpkin-spiced coffees, pumpkin pie smoothies, and of course, the iconic Thanksgiving dessert, good ol' pumpkin pie.

While we wouldn't want to live in a world where these pumpkin recipes didn't exist, sometimes savory, hearty pumpkin recipes are more appropriate. There's nothing like a homemade pumpkin risotto to get you excited about fall. And if you can get your hands on this one-ton pumpkin, you can eat all the risotto you want.

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  • Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2012/10/pumpkin-grilled-cheese/" target="_blank">Pumpkin Grilled Cheese recipe from Macheesmo</a></strong>

  • Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakeyourday.net/creamy-pumpkin-pasta-parmesan-sage/#more-4512">Creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe</a> by Bake Your Day</strong>

  • Roasted Cheese Pumpkin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/8011-roasted-cheese-pumpkin" target="_blank">Roasted Cheese Pumpkin recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Chowder

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.newlyweds-blog.com/2011/10/25/pumpkin-chowder/">Pumpkin Chowder recipe</a> by Newly Weds</strong>

  • Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pumpkin_ricotta_gnocchi/" target="_blank">Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Fritters With Rosemary And Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whataboutsecondbreakfast.blogspot.com/2012/09/pumpkin-fritters-with-rosemary-and.html">Pumpkin Fritters with Rosemary and Cheese recipe</a> by What About Second Breakfast</strong>

  • Kaddu Ki Sabzi (Indian Pumpkin Stew)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/kaddu-ki-sabzi/" target="_blank">Kaddu Ki Sabzi (Indian Pumpkin Stew) recipe from Veg Recipes of India</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Bites

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pumpkin-bites_n_1059182.html" target="_blank">Pumpkin Bites</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pasta Al Forno With Pumpkin And Pancetta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/7637-pasta-al-forno-with-pumpkin-and-pancetta" target="_blank">Pasta Al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Empanadas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/7240-pumpkin-empanadas" target="_blank">Pumpkin Empanadas recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin And Lentil In Tomato Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://chefindisguise.com/2012/09/25/pumpkin-and-lentil-in-tomato-sauce/">Pumpkin and Lentil in Tomato Sauce recipe</a> by Chef In Disguise</strong>

  • Savory Pumpkin Basil Cheesecake Spread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2011/10/savory-pumpkin-cheesecake-spread_13.html">Savory Pumpkin Basil Cheesecake Spread recipe</a> by Peas & Crayons</strong>

  • Pumpkin Gratin With Comté Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mimithorisson.com/2012/09/07/a-simple-september-feast/" target="_blank">Pumpkin Gratin with Comté Cheese recipe from Manger</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2012/09/20/pumpkin-cheddar-muffins/#comments">Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins recipe</a> by Katie At The Kitchen Door</strong>

  • Pumpkin Risotto

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.girlmakesfood.com/pumpkin-risotto/">Pumpkin Risotto recipe</a> by Girl Makes Food</strong>

  • Golden Trio Chipotle Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/09/golden-trio-chipotle-fall-soup-with.html">Golden Trio Chipotle Soup recipe</a> by Healthy Happy Life</strong>

  • Pumpkin Pizza

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thatssomichelle.com/2011/11/pumpkin-pizza.html">Pumpkin Pizza recipe</a> by That's So Michelle</strong>

  • Afghan Sweet And Savory Braised Pumpkin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.veggiebelly.com/2011/02/afghan-pumpkin-butternut-squash-borani-kadoo-recipe.html">Afghan Sweet and Savory Braised Pumpkin recipe</a> by Veggie Belly</strong>

  • Pumpkin Chili

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2012/09/pumpkin-chili/">Pumpkin Chili recipe</a> by Sweet Pea's Kitchen</strong>

  • Pumpkin And Corn Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pumpkin-and-corn-soup_n_1057667.html" target="_blank">Pumpkin and Corn Soup</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pumpkin And Sweet Onion Quesadilla

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/09/pumpkin-and-sweet-onion-quesadilla.html" target="_blank">Pumpkin and Sweet Onion Quesadilla recipe from A Beautiful Mess</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/23787-pumpkin-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html" target="_blank">Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Tortellini With Sage

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pumpkin-tortellini-with-s_n_1057747.html" target="_blank">Pumpkin Tortellini with Sage</a> recipe</strong>

  • Roasted Pumpkin, Sesame & Coconut Bisque

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/14746-roasted-pumpkin-sesame-coconut-bisque" target="_blank">Roasted Pumpkin, Sesame & Coconut Bisque recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Challah Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.savorysimple.net/pumpkin-challah-bread/">Pumpkin Challah recipe</a> by Savory Simple</strong>