7 Must-Try Canned Pumpkin Recipes

Tired of the same-old pumpkin bread and pie? Try one of these delicious and inventive recipes.

Lisa Cericola
Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream
Photo: Greg Dupree

If you're hunting for a new favorite fall recipe, then try one of these creative takes on canned pumpkin.
1. Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream
This rich, velvety pumpkin soup is full of flavor from smoky chipotle chiles, earthy cumin, sliced sausage, and a tangy avocado cream on top.

2. Pumpkin and Turnip Green Lasagna
Canned pumpkin is an unexpected but delicious addition to lasagna, especially when layered with creamy ricotta cheese, turnip greens, and Italian sausage.

3. Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies
Here’s a fun and portable dessert that will be a hit at all your Halloween parties. Canned pumpkin makes a pretty orange swirl in these deep, dark chocolate brownies.

4. Pumpkin-Honey Beer Bread
This sweet-savory loaf makes a delicious snack or breakfast when toasted and spread with butter or cream cheese.

5. Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
If you’re looking for a truly special pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or another celebration, this one fits the bill. A layer of crushed gingersnaps lines the pie crust and pecan streusel and ginger-spice topping adds extra flavor on top.

6. Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt
Pumpkin is a natural match with other fall ingredients like apples and cranberries. And this cake’s deliciously thick maple glaze doesn’t hurt either!

7. Pumpkin Tart with Whipped Cream and Almond Toffee
With its fluted crust, billowy whipped cream, and toffee topping, this tart looks like something out of a fancy bakery, but it’s easier to make than it seems. The secret is store-bought piecrust and canned pumpkin in the deeply spiced pie filling.