Pumpkin Recipes

Think outside the box when it's time for pumpkin recipes! Sure, there's pumpkin pie—but pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin curry, and pumpkin soup might just surprise you. From dinner to dessert, healthy to indulgent, quick to time-consuming, these are the pumpkin recipes you should be making this holiday season.

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    Pumpkin Pie Shake

    Cinnamon ice cream, a slice of pumpkin pie, and milk blend together to make this easy pumpkin dessert recipe. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon—and a second slice of pie for good measure.

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    Gluten-Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

    Did you know that pumpkin is naturally gluten-free? Enjoy it in this lush side dish featuring Arborio rice, fresh sage, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Celebrate fall any night of the week with this easy pumpkin recipe.

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    Fried Mini Pumpkin Pies

    Pumpkin pie, fried. You probably don’t need much more convincing. But just in case, this pumpkin dessert recipe is ready in just 30 minutes.

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    Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin-Swirl Cake

    Is it a cake or a bread? We debated, but the sweetness of pumpkin, the indulgence of dark chocolate, and the orange juice glaze—the piece de resistance—pushed this pumpkin dessert recipe into the cake category.

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

    You know that coffee flavor that lulls you into a long drive-through line every October? We've captured its essence in pie form. Incredibly creamy, this rich spiced pumpkin pie features 3 ounces of brewed espresso for a pick-me-up that comes courtesy of a fork instead of a cup.

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    Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles

    Pumpkin desserts always benefit from a bit of spice. In this fall recipe, gingersnaps add bite to pumpkin's laid-back flavor. Roll them together into truffle form and take two of the season's best flavors on the go.

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    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

    Classic flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg enhance these soft pumpkin cookies. Topped with homemade frosting and a sprinkling of cinnamon, the pumpkin desserts become even more indulgent.

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    Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola

    When it’s pumpkin season, every meal is fair game. Bring breakfast in on the fun with this pumpkin granola recipe that features cinnamon and dried cherries.

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    Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

    Filling yet low-cal (less than 300 per serving!), this dream of a dinner cooks up in your slow cooker. Each spoonful of the pumpkin soup recipe is stuffed with beans, pumpkin, kale, and stewed tomatoes.

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    Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal

    Pumpkin latte fanatics can now add pumpkin oatmeal to their morning routine. Brimming with apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this warming pumpkin recipe kick-starts a fall day.

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    Caramel Cream Pumpkin Pie

    Yep, there's a creamy, caramely pumpkin pie recipe underneath those dollops of whipped-high meringue. Though you can always substitute a purchased piecrust, our light and crumbly homemade crust complements the fall dessert flawlessly.

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    Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

    Here's another savory pumpkin recipe that is sure to impress. This pumpkin soup features tomato paste, lime juice, and spices in a bowl of hearty chickpeas and lentils.

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    Cream of Pumpkin Soup

    Push pumpkin to the savory side with the addition of garlic, chicken broth, and half-and-half. Simmer together with spices for a warming mug of pumpkin soup.

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    Pumpkin-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    This is your basic chewy chocolate chip cookie—enhanced with canned pumpkin. Every bite of the fall cookie is as lush as you're imagining.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Topping

    Watch these chocolate-cheesecake bars disappear! Made with soft cream cheese, oatmeal cookie mix, and buttery canned pumpkin, these flavorful pumpkin cheesecake bars will become a seasonal favorite.

    Pumpkin Recipe Tip: Store these bars in the fridge for up to three days.

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    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    This recipe is proof that pumpkin dinner recipes should be a year-round staple. Comfort-food staple macaroni and cheese has never had it this good. Canned pumpkin, Fontina cheese, and chopped walnuts enhance the gooey dinnertime favorite.

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    Pumpkin Soup with Lentils

    In just 45 minutes, you’ll have a warm, savory pumpkin recipe ready to spoon up. This pumpkin soup is hearty, healthy, and vegetarian.

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    Pumpkin Bars

    Super-moist, super-shareable pumpkin bars are a classic. Bookmark this recipe to come back to each year.

     

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    Spiced Pumpkin Donuts

    Old-fashioned pumpkin donuts coated in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon are sure to become a holiday brunch favorite. At just 35 minutes of prep time, these pumpkin desserts are worth the chill-time wait.

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    BONUS: Spiced Pumpkin Snaps Dog Treats

    If Fido wants in on the pumpkin-palooza, make him these simple, natural dog treats from canned pumpkin, apple juice, oats, and honey. Woof!

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    Pumpkin Crescent Rolls with Honey Butter

    We think savory pumpkin recipes deserve to be on the table regularly in fall! These light rolls call for canned pumpkin and can be made ahead to feed a crowd.

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    Pumpkin-Pecan Tassies

    Go mini with these teeny-weeny pumpkin pie wannabes. A muffin tin subs for a pie pan, while the filling—canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, pecans, and brown sugar—sticks to tradition.

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    Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies

    Add a layer to your brownie baking with a cream cheese-pumpkin batter. A crunchy sprinkling of walnuts tops this rich pumpkin dessert.

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    Sopa de Pepitas (Pumpkin Seed Soup)

    This pumpkin soup, while vegetarian, will impress even the most loyal meat-lovers. Toasted pumpkin seeds add extra flavor, plus they make a nice topper.

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    Pumpkin Sandwich Cake

    Two layers of soft pumpkin cake, a hidden center of powdered sugar-spiked cream cheese, and an outer spread of bittersweet chocolate icing. All that, plus this pumpkin dessert recipe only requires 30 minutes of hands-on time.

     

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    Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust

    With two layers of sweet pie perfection, this pumpkin pie recipe is made extra special from an infusion of dulce de leche and rich hazelnuts. Fall has arrived!

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    Frosted Pumpkin Bread

    This delicious bread might as well be labeled a pumpkin dessert. Slather this moist pumpkin bread recipe with cocoa-spice frosting, and slice it up for breakfast, a snack, or a simple dessert.

    Pumpkin Recipe Tip: For the most moist bread, don't overmix. Stir the batter until just combined.

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    Cranberry-Pumpkin Scones with Sugared Pepitas

    Cranberries and pumpkin team up for a zippy scone infusion. Sugared pepitas and a powdered sugar glaze top the treats.

    Pumpkin Recipe Tip: Leftover sugared pepitas are delicious as a snack or on salads, muffins, and cheesecake.

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    Paradise Pumpkin Pie

    A scrumptious cross between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, this creamy, dreamy pumpkin dessert is packed with rich fall flavor and topped with crunchy pecans.

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    Macaroni Alfredo with Pumpkin and Kale

    Canned pumpkin gives our homemade white wine Alfredo a fabulous fall twist. Best of all, the loads of vitamins and protein in this savory pumpkin recipe let you nosh on pasta guilt-free.

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    Gooey Pumpkin Cake

    The best pumpkin flavors (pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice) are here in the most delicious way to enjoy them—baked warm and sprinkled with powdered sugar. When it comes to fall, this pumpkin cake should be a rite of passage.

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    Pumpkin-Spice Macarons

    Surprise guests with these impressive pumpkin cookies. The French-style macarons have pumpkin in the cookies and in the filling, making a double dose of deliciousness.

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    Double-Decker Pumpkin Bread

    Spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and filled with plenty of pumpkin goodness, this pumpkin bread makes a lovely gift.

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    Easy Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

    Get twice the frosting in our festive pumpkin pie cupcakes. A layer of fluffy orange-color frosting followed by a swirl of our special sweetened whipped cream heightens every luscious bite of this easy pumpkin recipe.

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    Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

    Golden maple-glazed pumpkin creates a sensational side for any holiday spread. Toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cherries are sweet and savory add-ins.

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    Harvest Spice Smoothies

    Pumpkin makes perfect sense in a smoothie, thanks to its creamy texture. The combo of pumpkin, apricots, honey, and spice is so delicious that standard fruit smoothies will be yesterday’s news. This slightly sweet, slightly savory pumpkin recipe is sure to surprise.

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    Pumpkin Waffles with Maple-Walnut Cream

    What beats warm, freshly baked waffles in the morning? Pumpkin waffles! Made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and—of course—canned pumpkin, this impressive pumpkin recipe is a fall must-try.

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    Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

    Our simple cranberry topper lends sweet, fruity flavor to this divine pumpkin cheesecake, while the buttery gingersnap crust gives it crunchy texture.

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    Pumpkin Pancakes

    Flapjacks and fall were made for each other. Start the day with the sweet aroma of pumpkin batter sizzling on the skillet. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds for extra fall flair.

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    Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

    Crushed chocolate wafer cookies make the crust; cream cheese, canned pumpkin, and spices form the filling; and dark chocolate and whipping cream coat the top of this divinely decadent pumpkin cheesecake.

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    Coconut-Pumpkin Soup

    Fresh ingredients like jalapeno chile pepper and cilantro brighten this Thai-inspired pumpkin soup. Serve it as a cozy starter, or add shredded chicken or steamed shrimp to make it a meal.

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    Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Two classic desserts—pumpkin pie and cheesecake—join forces in this luscious dessert. A crisp graham cracker crust and decadent chocolate layer take this soft pumpkin recipe to top-of-the-list dessert status.

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    Pumpkin Praline Muffins

    Humble pumpkin muffins combine soft, rich pumpkin batter with an easy praline crunch for a grab-on-the-go fall snack. The delicious pumpkin recipe is also perfect for an indulgent breakfast or an after-dinner treat.

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    Curry Pumpkin Soup

    If you’ve never tried a pumpkin curry recipe, now’s the time. This savory pumpkin dish takes just 20 minutes of prep time.

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    Pumpkin-Pecan Cookies

    Make these soft, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies for a tailgate or family potluck. The pumpkin dessert recipe makes 40 cookies, so it's perfect for sharing (or not!).

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    Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

    From-a-box angel food cake gets all dressed up just in time for the holidays. Turn the classic cake into a yummy pumpkin dessert with canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and orange juice.

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    Pumpkin Fudge

    Pumpkin fudge may not be as popular as pumpkin pie, but you may want to make this recipe another one of your holiday staples. Marshmallow creme makes this pumpkin recipe super sweet.

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    Traditional Pumpkin Pie

    There’s nothing wrong with a classic, and this pumpkin pie recipe is a holiday staple for a reason. Canned pumpkin means prep time is just 25 minutes.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Butter

    Savor pumpkin any time of year! This canning recipe combines sweet pumpkin puree and maple syrup, along with tangy lemon juice and ground ginger.

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    Pumpkin-Orzo Soup

    A pumpkin soup recipe packed with veggies is just what you need this season. The fresh pumpkin recipe makes the most of fall’s spices.

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