42 fabulous fall pumpkin recipes

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‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin! This creamy squash has a delightful, earthy sweet flavor that works across a rainbow of dishes. Read on for a cornucopia of Fabulous Fall Pumpkin recipes! From smoothies to desserts, pasta to casseroles, there’s something for everyone.

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Tips for using pumpkin in recipes

  1. Steer clear of big pumpkins when selecting fresh ones.  For cooking and baking, look for small “sugar” or “pie” pumpkins. These pumpkins are sweeter and have a smoother texture which is less fibrous. You want your squash to have a dull surface, if it’s shiny, that means the pumpkin is not ripe.
  2. Don’t throw out the seeds. Keep your pumpkin seeds for roasting, they make for a great snack.
  3. Use canned pumpkin puree whenever needed. It retains that wonderful texture and subtle sweetness and for some recipes, like pumpkin pie, I prefer it since it has less moisture than the fresh variety.
  4. Roast the squash first to enhance its flavor if using in soups. Roasting a pumpkin elevates any soup to dinner party status!
  5. Bulk up curries and stews with pumpkin. The mild flavor of pumpkin means it soaks up all those aromatic flavors and spices easily, making it a perfect base for those hearty dishes.
  6. Add sweetness to baking recipes with grated pumpkin. It gives a beautifully subtle sweetness to cakes and baked goods. If your grated pumpkin is a little too wet, just give it a squeeze before using and monitor it during baking – the added moisture may mean it needs a bit longer in the oven.

Pumpkin makes for a delicate and delicious ingredient in a range of desserts. Its creamy texture and gentle sweetness give a satisfying depth to pies, cheesecake, cannoli and much more!

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1. Vegan Pumpkin Pie

I’m so excited to share this vegan pumpkin pie recipe with you! Seriously won’t believe how easy it is, and it’s so delicious, I promise you, it’s the best you’ll try this fall! Completely dairy-free and made with coconut cream, you can prep this in minutes for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert!

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2. Mini Pumpkin Pies

These mini pumpkin pies are the perfect treat for Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. These easy fall pies are so easy to make from scratch with a homemade pie crust and pumpkin pie filling that is dairy-free and egg free whisked together in a bowl. You are going to love these tasty bite sized tarts!

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3. Easy pumpkin bars

If you’re looking for an easy no-fail pumpkin recipe for a crowd this fall, you should try these classic pumpkin bars. These are light and fluffy with have a cake-like texture and a sweet and subtle pumpkin taste that everyone will love!

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4. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to bake, have a chewy consistency and perfect for fall! It only takes 15 minutes to make a batch of these yummy butterless cookies!

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5. No bake pumpkin cheesecake

If you are looking for a delicious dessert to serve for Thanksgiving and throughout fall, this no bake pumpkin cheesecake is it! Deliciously creamy and made with a graham cracker crust, it’s quick and easy to make and you don’t have to turn the oven on!

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6. Pumpkin chocolate chip bread

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread it’s filled with warm spices, lots of pumpkin flavor and little speckles of sweet chocolate chips. You can easily make it – no baking experience necessary!

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7. Gingersnap pumpkin pie

A silky smooth, boldly spiced, and super flavorful pumpkin filling and sweet and spicy gingersnap cookie crust combine to make this gingersnap pumpkin pie recipe the very best. It’s sure to become a holiday favorite for your family too! Gluten free friendly.

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8. Pumpkin cannoli

Pumpkin Cannoli, a fun fall dessert that is delish!  With the help of store-bought cannoli shells, you can have homemade cannoli in no time!

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9. No-bake pumpkin balls

No Bake Pumpkin Balls are a great way to welcome fall and all things pumpkin! These pumpkin spice balls are made with pure, simple, superfood ingredients that are actually good for you, so it makes for a great mid-day snack or even dessert!

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10. Healthy pumpkin pancakes

Made with whole wheat flour, these naturally sweetened healthy pumpkin pancakes are perfect for the fall. Quick and easy to make and seasoned with pumpkin spice, this is one delicious breakfast that will keep everyone feeling full and satisfied.

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11. Healthy pumpkin oatmeal bars

You can quickly stir together this Healthy Pumpkin Bars recipe (with oatmeal and low added sugar) for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert. The method is so quick and easy, and the result is moist and full of pumpkin goodness. Win, win!

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12. Pumpkin scones

No need to overpay for Starbucks scones anymore – these copycat scones are so easy to make and they’re a million times tastier too! With a crumbly, yet fluffy scone base and two kinds of glazes, these scones are completely irresistible

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13. Pumpkin crepes with cheesecake filling

This easy pumpkin crepes recipe is super delicious and so easy to make! Made with a delicious cream cheese filling, your breakfast cravings are about to be satisfied like never before!

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14. Pumpkin waffles

Using just 2 bowls, make these homemade pumpkin waffles a part of your fall breakfast tradition. With warm spices and yummy pumpkin, they’re a must make! Perfect for any time of year, these waffles have an abundance of pumpkin flavor, a hint of pumpkin spice and are ready super fast!

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15. Pumpkin pie smoothie

This delicious pumpkin pie smoothie is perfect for the fall. This easy pumpkin smoothie is so quick to make and is loaded with protein for a healthy breakfast that is super tasty! This is a must for any pumpkin spice fan!

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16. Homemade pumpkin spice latte

This healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte tastes just like your favorite Starbucks fall drink, but with half of the calories, fat and sugar. It takes just 5 minutes to make and is perfect to cosy up with as the weather gets cooler. It’s perfect for pumpkin spice season!

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17. Pumpkin cream cold brew

Skip the line at Starbucks and make this delicious pumpkin cream cold brew at home instead! Made with pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree, this cold coffee drink takes minutes to make and is perfect for the fall.

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18. Pumpkin milkshake

We have reached a stage of the year best described as “seasonal confusion.” It feels a little bit summer, a little bit fall, and 100% a reason to sip a frosty pumpkin milkshake.

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19. Harry Potter pumpkin juice

Our version of Harry Potter’s pumpkin juice is the perfect drink for fall. It has a smooth pumpkin flavor with a little bit of spice and is super tasty!

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20. Pumpkin spinach smoothie

This Pumpkin Spinach Smoothie is a healthy green smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie! With spinach, avocado, banana, and pumpkin it’s nutritious and tasty!

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21.Skinny pumpkin frappuccino

Enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice frappuccino at home without the huge price tag and without all the calories, fat, and refined sugar.

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22. Creamy pumpkin ginger soup

This Creamy Pumpkin Ginger Soup is the perfect cozy, fall soup made creamy without adding any cream. Instead, the vegetables and Greek yogurt thicken it!

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23. Pumpkin chowder

Hearty and delicious, this pumpkin chowder is made with canned pumpkin, chicken, rice and red bell pepper.

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24. Roasted pumpkin apple soup

This flavorful, comforting soup is ideal for those chilly fall evenings when you want something simple and healthy. Even without added cream, it has a creamy, velvety texture and the right balance of savory, sweet, and spicy.

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25. Pumpkin cream soup with roasted hazelnut

This pumpkin cream soup is about to be your new Thanksgiving BFF.

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26. Instant pot pumpkin soup

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup is incredibly creamy and filled with warm fall flavors. Made with fresh pumpkin, coconut cream, and spices, this is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday dish.

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27. 5 ingredient thai pumpkin soup

With just 5 simple ingredients, this Thai Pumpkin Soup delivers a curry and coconut flavor combination more often expected from a pumpkin soup recipe with far more ingredients than 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bonus: It’s ready to eat in under 10 minutes.

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28. Pumpkin breakfast casserole

This Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole is a delicious brunch for anyone who loves baked french toasts, big casseroles, or pumpkin. This recipe is a great morning timesaver as a make-ahead overnight breakfast casserole.

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29. Pumpkin casserole with roasted marshmallows

Forget the sweet potatoes, try this Pumpkin Casserole with Roasted Marshmallows. Pure pumpkin flavor, almost tastes like pumpkin pie topped with marshmallows. Delicious! A fun fall side dish for any occasion!

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30. Savory pumpkin casserole with herbs

Savory pumpkin recipes like this pumpkin casserole are fantastic for a keto-friendly, holiday side dish. With its savory herb topping, the casserole will pair beautifully with a holiday turkey or ham.

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31. Creamy pumpkin chicken casserole

This creamy pumpkin chicken casserole is nicely spiced and wonderfully creamy. The pumpkin has a lot of flavor and envelopes the bits of chicken and spaghetti squash strands in this dish.

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32. Gluten free pumpkin casserole

This easy to make Gluten-Free Pumpkin French Toast Casserole has the taste of French toast, gooey cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin pie all wrapped in one. It can be baked right away or made as an overnight casserole. The recipe also has a dairy-free option.

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33. Pumpkin cauliflower casserole

This Pumpkin Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect cozy meal for fall! This recipe would also be ideal for any holiday table!

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34. Pumpkin pesto pasta

This Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta proves that pesto doesn’t just have to be a summer thing. Instead of using pine nuts like in a traditional pesto recipe, try using pumpkin seeds. And try swapping most or all the basil for leafy greens like kale!

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35. Pumpkin pasta with crispy sage

This vegan Pumpkin Pasta is a savory fall-inspired recipe made with a dairy-free sauce that is full of nutrients and vitamins with a subtle pumpkin taste.

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36. Vegetarian spinach pumpkin lasagna

Incredible vegetarian spinach pumpkin lasagna with layers of cheese and pumpkin puree. This healthy pumpkin lasagna recipe includes an entire bag of spinach for extra veggies and makes the best freezer-friendly dinner!

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37. Pumpkin pasta with toasted hazelnuts

This 20-minute Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts & Spinach is perfect for fall! This creamy pumpkin pasta with toasted walnuts and spinach dish is as flavorful as it is nutritious. Serve it for a fall dinner party or quick weeknight meal.

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38. Pumpkin cannelloni with sage and ricotta

The classic flavours of pumpkin, sage and ricotta combine in this affordable yet impressive cannelloni recipe. Serve with a simple green salad for a filling lunch.

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39. Easy pumpkin mac and cheese

Adding pumpkin puree to macaroni and cheese makes everything creamier and like velvet.

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40. Savory pumpkin dip

Everyone will love this delicious and simple savory pumpkin dip — perfect for all kinds of dipping!

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41. Easy spicy pumpkin hummus

This easy spicy pumpkin hummus is an quick appetizer that’s perfect for fall parties.  You only need 5 minutes and a few ingredients to make this tasty dip.

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42. Pumpkin Fritters

These pumpkin fritters are super simple to make and easy and SO GOOD! The parmesan and pumpkin combo is one that I really love!

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