Our Best Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin may be a classic fall vegetable, but with these pumpkin recipes you can enjoy its fabulous flavor year-round. While people usually think of pumpkin pie—and you can enjoy Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever, which is one of our canned pumpkin recipes—these recipes also show you how delicious pumpkin can be in a soup, in bread, as a tart, or in many other scrumptious ways. Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup, Pecan-Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna are all pumpkin recipes that can bring the deliciousness of pumpkin to the table. Canned pumpkin recipes like Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream make it even easier to have pumpkin for lunch or dinner. So enjoy our best pumpkin recipes and let the sweet—or savory—taste of pumpkin be a part of every season.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisù
Make Ahead: Loosely wrap baked and cooked tiramisu in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Avocado Cream
If you don't have any buttermilk on hand for the avocado cream sauce, substitute plain yogurt and just a little water.
Recipe: Pear-and-Pumpkin Tart
Need help peeling and cutting your pumpkin? Most supermarket produce sections offer this service for a small fee.
Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna
Recipe: Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna
Use no-boil lasagna noodles (we like Barilla brand), which will soak up moisture from the sauce and pumpkin.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies
Let fresh-baked brownies chill, uncovered, overnight. For a perfect slice, cut while they're cold. Serve at room temperature.
Beer-Battered Pumpkin with Dipping Sauce
Fresh pumpkins are great for savory dishes. Pick those labeled "sugar" or "pie."
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread Pudding with Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce
Use Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread to make this flavorfull fall dessert.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread
Mix the batter only until the dry ingredients disappear. (Lumps are normal.) Overmixing causes tough or misshapen loaves.
Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Recipe: Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Make and refrigerate without the topping a day ahead. Whip and add the topping before serving.
Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spectacular
No holiday meal is complete without pumpkin pie. Crushed gingersnaps are pressed into the crust, adding even more flavor and depth to this classic fall dessert.
Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Recipe: Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
This savory soup is full of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and acorn squash are seasoned with honey, thyme, ginger, and nutmeg for a delicious combination that will be hard to resist.
Recipe: Pumpkin Roll
Impress your guests with a spiced pumpkin cake roll that's filled with sweet cream cheese. Rolling up the cake is easy with these step-by-step instructions, plus, you can make it ahead and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
It's easy to roast pumpkin seeds for a quick snack or as a topping for salads or soups. Just toss pumpkin seeds with a little olive oil and spices, and roast—it's that easy!
Sticky-Bun Pumpkin Muffins
Creamy Southwestern Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Creamy Southwestern Pumpkin Soup
Add a little Southwest flair to creamy pumpkin soup with jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. This sweet-and-spicy mix will become a go-to comfort food choice this fall.
Recipe: Pecan-Pumpkin Bread
For a charming fall gift that's more inspired than a bottle of wine, wrap a loaf of our moist Pecan-Pumpkin Bread in a pretty fall-inspired tea towel.
Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
Recipe: Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
This yields more than enough for appetizer-size servings. Divide up the leftovers, and freeze for a last-minute meal during busy weekends.
Pumpkin Tart with Whipped Cream and Almond Toffee
Molasses and pumpkin pie spice give this elegant take on pumpkin pie its deep autumnal flavor. Buy one 29-oz. can of pumpkin for the recipe.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
We use a mix of chocolate and cinnamon graham cracker crumbs here to give the crust a dark color with notes of chocolate and a little spice. You can choose one or the other, so long as you use 1½ cups total. We also like to give the canned pumpkin a whirl in the food processor so it's nice and smooth in the creamy filling.
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Make these muffins into loaves! Spoon batter into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch loaf pans, and bake 55 minutes.
Recipe: Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt
The topping on this bundt—a maple glaze with sugared pecans and pumpkin seeds—will make your guests ooh and ahh.
Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie
With a moist, crumbly crust and a decadent, creamy filling, it's hard to say no to seconds of this pie.
Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake
Recipe: Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake
This cake is a gorgeous combination of pumpkin batter, cream cheese batter, pecan-praline filling, and spiced whipped cream. You’re welcome.
Recipe: Pumpkin Biscotti
These crunchy, aromatic cookies are perfect dipping into your morning coffee.
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas are an addictive snack. Make extra because they're gone just as quickly as they're put out.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
Begin with a toasted pecan crust, layer with cream cheese and a classic pumpkin filling, and then gild the lily with a creamy meringue.
Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Puddings
This pumpkin bread pudding is perfect for a chilly evening. Make one large dish, or serve it in perfectly portioned ramekins for company.
Stuffed Pumpkin with Cranberry-Raisin Bread Pudding
Serve an impressive dinner party dessert stuffed in the season's signature fruit. This top-rated pumpkin recipe calls for all our favorite ingredients: butter, sugar, pecan, cranberries, and a rich Lemon-Vanilla Sauce.
Recipe: Pumpkin Fudge
This sweet treat combines pumpkin with white chocolate morsels, marshmallow crème, and chopped pecans to make a delicious new staple for the fall.
Recipe: Pumpkin Crisp
Moist cake, sweet pumpkin, and crunchy pecans—what's not to love? One of our Foods staffers, who shall remain anonymous, ate half a pan of this easy and fabulous dessert.
Cracked Caramel-Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Cracked Caramel-Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie gets a makeover in this recipe. A hard candy coating tops the pie, adding caramel flavors and a crunchy coating to this classic dessert.