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Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Don't hold off on serving pumpkin, thinking it can be only the finale to dinner. Bring it to the forefront with this unique and lovely side dish that will garner you lots of recipe requests. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds pie pumpkin, 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a large skillet, saute onions in remaining oil until tender. Add walnuts; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until toasted.
  • Place pumpkin on a serving platter. Top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with blue cheese and sage.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 154 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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