40 Easy Pumpkin Recipes Full of Fall Flavor
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.
Our Best Pumpkin Recipes to Try Right Now
Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
Recipe: Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
One look at this autumnal casserole and you’ll be ready to dive right in. The crispy topping of breadcrumbs, parsley, and thyme (all coated in butter, of course) takes it over the edge.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Less cake, more muffin—that’s the winning formula we used for this take on one of fall’s finest treats.
Southern Pumpkin Pie
This old-fashioned pumpkin pie bye Back in the Day Bakery is the ultimate holiday dessert. Its richly spiced filling and tender yet crisp crust is sure to earn you a round of applause.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies
These cookies utilize both actual pumpkin and pumpkin spice to achieve the perfect balance of flavor.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Coconut Curry
When you think of fall flavor, we bet curry isn’t at top of mind. Give this autumnal take a try and it soon will be.
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Recipe: Pumpkin Dump Cake
Only 10 minutes of active time is needed for this incredibly easy approach to the classic pumpkin cake.
Roasted Pumpkin-and-Baby Kale Salad
Creamy goat cheese, a tangy apple cider dressing, and melt-in-your-mouth roasted pumpkin make this salad our seasonal MVP.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
Recipe: Pumpkin Crunch Cake
This mess-free recipe is made in a springform pan, which is sure to cut your clean-up in half.
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.
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Pies
This bite-sized treat is sure to keep the buffet line moving, even if they loop back around for seconds.
Pumpkin-Buttermilk Biscuits with Crispy Ham and Honey Butter
These sweet and savory little clouds pair perfectly with honey butter spread.
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
All you need is cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to bake the most sought-after flavor of the season.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Stew with Pumpkin and Wild Rice
Creamy chicken and wild rice stew gets a big punch of fall flavor thanks to the season’s most beloved gourd: pumpkin.
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Recipe: Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Showcase the best part about pumpkin pie. This easier-than-average pumpkin pie recipe doesn't skimp on flavor, either.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter
Don’t worry, you don’t need to make fresh pasta in order to get this dish on the table. Wonton wrappers are our not-so-little secret.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’re looking for a thin and crispy cookie, this isn’t it. Thick and cakey? We’ve got you covered.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisù
Make Ahead: Loosely wrap baked and cooked tiramisu in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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.
Pumpkin Layer Cake with Caramel-Cream Cheese Frosting
Yep, those are ribbons of caramel in that cream cheese frosting. You just can’t pass this one up.
Recipe: Pear-and-Pumpkin Tart
Need help peeling and cutting your pumpkin? Most supermarket produce sections offer this service for a small fee.
Our Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever
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."
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-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
Recipe: Pumpkin Biscotti
These crunchy, aromatic cookies are perfect dipping into your morning coffee.
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.
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.
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.
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.