Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Recipe
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Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Recipe

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Don't hold off on serving pumpkin as the dinner finale. Bring it to the forefront with this unique and lovely side dish that will garner you recipe requests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds pie pumpkins, seeded, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 20 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 154 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place pumpkin in a greased 15x1x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 30-35 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions in remaining oil until tender. Add walnuts; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until toasted.
  3. Place pumpkin on a serving platter. Top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with blue cheese and sage. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p111

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 154 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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