pumpkin tortillas pumpkin tortillas Israeli Kitchen Feeling the urge to add pumpkin to everything this season? Try this recipe for an amazing fall dinner. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Pumpkin tortillas

Creamy pumpkin filling in a traditional tortilla yields huge flavor and a unique combination.

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

I know, I know. Pumpkin is becoming so ubiquitous as fall approaches, you're ready to throw one at the computer screen. And then ... pumpkin in a tortilla?

You're not alone. The concept didn’t resonate well with me at first. I associate pumpkin with all things baked and sweet, not with salsa, beans and cheese. But in this pumpkin tortilla recipe, it just works. The pumpkin acts as a creamy mashed potato-like filling, just a whole lot more flavorful. Mixed with the beans, crunchy onions, savory spices and cheese – these tortillas are a real knockout.


  • 4 soft tortillas
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup black or kidney beans
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease casserole pan and set aside.

Lay out tortillas and spread 1/2 cup pumpkin in the center of each one. Place beans and red onion over pumpkin, and sprinkle with seasonings and 1/2 the cheese.

pumpkin tortillasAdding pumpkin to your tortilla filling may seem unappealing, but it's actually a wonderful combination. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Roll up and place in pan. Spread salsa over tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, or until tops are golden and bubbly.

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