Pumpkin Pork Stew

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6


This hearty and savory Pumpkin Pork Stew with tomato, potatoes and green beans makes this dish a complete meal.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried basil leaves
  • 2 pounds lean pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (28 ounces) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (14 1/2 fluid ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup rosé or white Zinfandel wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 medium white rose potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick


HEAT oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and basil; cook for 1 minute or until onion is tender. Add pork; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add tomatoes with juice, pumpkin, broth, wine, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

ADD potatoes, green beans and cinnamon stick. Cover; cook over low heat for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

Pumpkin Pork Stew

by N. NANCY , Yorba Linda, CA on Jun. 2008

This is such an incredible dish! The aroma is wonderful! I love the favor and the texture of the dish. I have never thought of combining pumpkin and pork together and yet it turns out to be one of the best dishes I have ever tasted.

Better than sounds!

by K. Karin , MONTAGUE, MA on Feb. 2008

I tried this recipe because the reviews were so good. The flavor is incredible. I used Pinot Grigio & broccoli as substitutions. I was surprised that the pumpkin flavor didn't stand out, instead everything blended to a perfect winter stew, making you wonder what were the ingredients ? This is a keeper! It's easy and fine for company.

Tears to my eyes!

by C. , McAllen, Texas on Jan. 2008

This recipe was AMAZING! I have been reading how healthy pumpkin is and I wanted to use it in dishes other than desserts. This recipe not only is healthy but very delicious!!! I added sweet potatoes the second time and it was even more delicious!

Suprisingly Tastey

by L. , St. Louis, MO on Oct. 2007

Feeling quite daring one day, we decided to give this recipe a whirl. We were apprehensive about the pumpkin base. I would have never tried anything like this, but was curious after reading the other reviews. We were pleasantly surprised with the flavor - quite tastey. The encore meal was even better a couple days later.


by J. Joseph , Jersey City, NJ on Oct. 2007

I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical at first but my partner and I thought this was so delicious. I will definitely make again and pass it along to family!!

Family loved it

by S. Steve , Sonoma, CA on Apr. 2007

I made this and thought it fairly easy. The best pumpkin pork stew yet. 5 forks.

Pumpkin PorkStew

by s. sharon , BOONVILLE, MO on Apr. 2007

I never knew there are so many ways to use pumpkin and tastes good too. This was great and will use again.

Great Winter meal

by K. Katherine , LAKE HELEN, FL on Feb. 2007

I would have never cooked somethng like this unless I had seen it and read all the great reviews. We loved it. Going to try it with chicken next.

Pumpkin Pork Stew

by S. Sharon , BOONVILLE, MO on Jan. 2007

We left out the wine and cinnamon stick and it was still very good. We are going to try differnet kinds of meat to see if they work as well.

Dare To Be Different

by T. Terrie , Peyton, CO on Jan. 2007

My boys are not great fans of anything "pumpkin," "pork" or "green bean"; or so they thought until now! The recipe, while plentiful, is supposed to provide six servings, but it proved to be barely enough for two hungry teenagers! Very flavorful, simple to prepare and what a great aroma!