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Embrace autumn with this collection of more than 20 of the best pumpkin recipes! Whether you’re baking with the winter squash, serving up breakfast, or looking for a savory dinner entrée, there’s a simple recipe here for you! From pumpkin pie to pumpkin breada creamy soup to a hearty chili, it’s all included in this convenient roundup.

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Fall brings with it the changing leaves, cooler, crisp temperatures, busy apple orchards, Halloween trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving gathering, and…pumpkin recipes! It’s that time of year when we just can’t get enough of the sweet and savory produce. Maybe you prefer it paired with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in cozy baked goods, or maybe you like your pumpkin as a seasonal ingredient in savory dishes. No matter the autumn occasion, there’s a delicious new recipe waiting for you in this convenient collection.

What to Make with Pumpkin

If you have fresh sugar pumpkins available, you can roast them, puree them, and use them in these recipes. That said, each of these recipes are specifically written for canned pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin), which you can purchase in just about any grocery store and keep in your pantry all year long. Just make sure that you don’t buy canned “pumpkin pie filling” or “pumpkin pie mix,” which looks similar on the store shelves, but includes extra sugar and spices that you won’t find in a can of pure pumpkin.

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Easy Pumpkin Recipes

I’ve broken down our favorite pumpkin dishes into a handful of categories, making it even easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve got:

  • Breakfast Recipes
  • Savory Recipes for Dinner
  • Dessert Recipes
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Breakfast Recipes with Pumpkin

Add the seasonal treat to your morning meal! From baked goods like muffins to a cozy pot of oatmeal, there are a variety of ways to greet the day with fall’s favorite ingredient.

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Easy Pumpkin Muffins
These quick and easy bakery-style pumpkin muffins come together with just about 10 minutes of prep and simple ingredients! Packed with all the warm Fall flavors, these pumpkin spice muffins are perfect any time of year.
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Easy One-Bowl Pumpkin Bread
This easy pumpkin bread recipe yields a moist, warmly spiced loaf that's easy to stir together with just one bowl in about 10 minutes!
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Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze
These bakery-style maple-glazed pumpkin scones are moist, buttery, and full of warm spices!
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Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup
Thick and fluffy, with crisp golden brown edges, these pumpkin pancakes are a warm and inviting fall breakfast.
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Pumpkin Coffee Cake
With its cinnamon swirl filling and buttery streusel topping, no one will believe that this easy Pumpkin Coffee Cake starts with a box of cake mix!
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One-Bowl Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
Sweet, tart, moist, and warmly-spiced, this easy pumpkin cranberry bread is the perfect fall treat!
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Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins
Sweet, moist, warmly-spiced Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins come together with 1 bowl and just 10 minutes of prep!
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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
These pumpkin muffins only require 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep!

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Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal
​​​​​​​Cozy up with a warm bowl of Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal! This easy breakfast recipe is the perfect way to prep your meals for the week ahead, or a simple fall brunch to feed a crowd — and it only requires about 5 minutes of prep!
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Gingerbread Pumpkin Smoothie
High in protein and low in calories, this vegan Gingerbread Pumpkin Smoothie is a healthy and easy breakfast that’s bursting with warm spices — and it’s ready in about 2 minutes!

Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Dinner

It might be less conventional, but pumpkin can be a delicious, hearty ingredient in savory recipes as well. Add one of these favorites to your next dinner table!

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Warm and cozy, every bite of this easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup tastes like a bountiful fall harvest!
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30 Minute Recipes

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
The easiest, creamiest homemade pumpkin mac and cheese is ready for the table in just 30 minutes!
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chicken
This creamy pumpkin pasta is a savory, satisfying fall dinner — and it's ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Pumpkin Chili {Slow Cooker or Stovetop}
On the stovetop or in the slow cooker, this Pumpkin Chili recipe is an easy and healthy dinner that's perfect for fall!

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Healthy and Easy Pumpkin Soup
A simple puree of canned pumpkin, coconut milk, and warm spices comes together in this Healthy and Easy Pumpkin Soup!
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Pumpkin Cornbread
The perfect addition to your fall table! Tender and moist, this pumpkin cornbread is made from scratch with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

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Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing
This Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing celebrates the bounty of the season in a beautiful combination of tastes and textures!

Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, celebrating Thanksgiving, or just finishing off your Sunday supper with a special treat, these pumpkin desserts are perfect for every autumn occasion!

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist and tender, warmly spiced pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall dessert!
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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
This Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert! Like a lighter, airier version of a classic pumpkin pie, it's the perfect addition to your holiday table.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
These easy pumpkin cheesecake bars with a graham cracker crust are the perfect fall dessert!
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Easy Pumpkin Cake with Yellow Cake Mix and Pudding
Thanks to help from a box of yellow cake mix, this easy pumpkin cake recipe with cinnamon cream cheese frosting comes together in about 10 minutes!
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Pumpkin Dip
Thick, rich, and smooth, this Pumpkin Dip is a sweet fall treat that's full of cream cheese, pumpkin and warm spices.

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread
With just 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes you can make a delicious and moist Pumpkin Gingerbread cake that’s perfect for the holiday season!
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Thick, soft and warmly-spiced, these old-fashioned Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect fall treat!
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Pumpkin Dump Cake
Grab some canned pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix and you'll magically have a pumpkin dump cake with streusel topping ready for the oven in about 10 minutes!

Share Your Favorites

Leave a comment below and let us know your favorite pumpkin dishes to enjoy in the fall. We’re always looking for new ideas!

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  1. There’s a problem with your web page. I’m trying to find the instructions for your Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls. Help!

    1. Hi, Caralyn! That was a really old post, so I think it may have been deleted over the course of blog updates in recent years. Anyway, here is the recipe for you:

      No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
      Yield: 16 balls
      Prep: 10 mins
      Chill: 1 hour+

      2/3 cup finely chopped raw pecans
      1/3 cup dried cranberries
      1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
      ½ cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jif)
      ¼ cup maple syrup
      ¼ cup pumpkin puree
      1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
      ¼ teaspoon salt
      ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
      1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

      In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until completely combined.

      Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to scoop out the mixture into individual portions. Use your hands to roll it into balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet or small baking pan.

      Tip: Keep your hands damp with water so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your fingers and it’s easy to roll into balls.

      Place balls in the refrigerator to set for about 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week (but they probably won’t last that long)!