I love this time of year, when the leaves start to change and the temperature goes down to the 40’s at night. That’s when I start seeing all the pumpkins in the grocery store and at the produce stands. I never bought a pumpkin to cook until about 8 years ago. I was in Kanab, Utah, and saw these small pie pumpkins for sale in the produce section. On a whim, I bought two, then went home and searched the internet about ways to cook them. Ever since I bought those first two, I have never used canned pumpkin again. Like all other vegetables, fresh pumpkin is so much better.
I confess, too, that I never thought about using pumpkin in a savory dish before I started buying these little pie pumpkins. I always had pumpkin pie, and that was it. The first time I cooked a fresh pumpkin, I made a side dish with sautéed onions and red peppers. It was so good there were no leftovers.
[yumprint-recipe id=’8′]Have you tried cooking a small pumpkin? What did you make with it? Did you like it? Please let me know if you make this recipe, and tell me if you liked it.