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37 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes

Celebrate autumn with these yummy pumpkin recipes — some sweet, some savory and some made with fresh pumpkin and others with canned.

37 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin is a great substitute or addition to any of your favorite meals. When the leaves start to turn red and orange and the fall chill blows in, break out the squash and pumpkin and try your hand at making pumpkin donuts or a pumpkin turkey chili for the whole family.

Whether you’re preparing for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just drinks, celebrate the start of the holidays with these great recipes. Incorporate some of them into your Thanksgiving meal as well. Or make them with kids for a fun fall activity.


1. Pumpkin spiced crepes with pumpkin butter

These low fat pumpkin crepes will give you indulgence without the guilt this fall and can be eaten for breakfast or dessert.

2. Pumpkin rolls

For an easy fall-inspired breakfast, test your hand at cooking with these simple pumpkin rolls that are perfect for a grab-and-go morning.

3. Pumpkin bread

Almost as good as your grandmother’s banana bread, this pumpkin bread recipe takes a few minutes to prepare and should be devoured in a few seconds.

4. Pumpkin spice waffles with praline pecan syrup

Indulge in this sweet fall breakfast recipe that will stun your visiting family for Thanksgiving breakfast.

5. Pumpkin donuts

Convert non-pumpkin eaters into pumpkin lovers with these yummy donuts topped with cream cheese frosting.

6. Cranberry pumpkin seed granola

Whip up this quick mix of oats and seeds for a perfect addition to your daily serving of yogurt or as a small afternoon snack.

7. Pumpkin sage savory muffins

If you’re tired of the sweets overload for breakfast, you’ll love these savory pumpkin and sage muffins. Cutting down your daily sugar intake, they’re healthy and delicious.

8. Pumpkin bagels

For a fall spin on a classic breakfast item, make these easy pumpkin bagels that go great with a cinnamon cream cheese spread.

9. Roasted pumpkin quiche

Eggs lovers unite with a roasted pumpkin quiche this fall. You can’t go wrong with this recipe that’s perfect for first-time chefs.

10. Pumpkin scones

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with a batch of pumpkin scones perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack.


11. Pumpkin turkey chili

Warm your soul with a big batch of pumpkin turkey chili that you and your family can enjoy for days. Check out the vegetarian version if you live sans meat.

12. Pumpkin pecan crescent rolls

Jazz up your traditional Thanksgiving side dishes with these pumpkin pecan crescent rolls that are sure to be a fan favorite.

13. Pumpkin fried sage flatbread

Feed your pizza craving with this healthy pumpkin and sage flatbread.

14. Pumpkin butter sopressata and goat cheese panini

Perfect for lunch, this fall spin on a ham and cheese sandwich is versatile and simple to put together. Try your favorite bread or a different cheese for your own delicious creation.

15. Pumpkin mac and cheese

Add a little pumpkin to your kids’ favorite meal and present this cheesy squash casserole for a different take on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner staple.

16. Pumpkin risotto with sage roasted chicken

If your favorite part of the fall season is pumpkins, you’ll love to make this risotto that your family and friends will rave about for years to come.

17. Pumpkin dinner rolls

Sweeten up your dinner rolls with a little pumpkin for a delicious side to your dinner. Add more flour for a less sticky consistency.

18. Pumpkin gnocchi in a creamy gorgonzola sauce

After a trip to the pumpkin patch with the kids, put together this elegant dish for a romantic date night in with your special someone.

19. Pumpkin lasagna with roasted butternut squash

Layer pumpkin or squash into your vegetable lasagna and you’ll be surprised how tasty this dish will be.

20. Pumpkin cauliflower wrap

If you’re a vegetarian, this crisp pumpkin and cauliflower wrap is a perfect work lunch that will turn you co-workers orange with jealousy.

21. Tortellini with pumpkin alfredo sauce

An interesting twist to an Italian favorite, this tortellini dish has just a hint of pumpkin and nutmeg for a fun fall lunch or dinner.


22. Old fashioned pumpkin pie with bourbon whipped cream

Stick to the traditions with this old fashioned pumpkin pie, and add a little twist with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream.

23. Soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate lovers everywhere will thank you for making these soft, chocolaty pumpkin cookies that taste just like fall.

24. Pumpkin pie brownie “cupcakes”

This vegan sweet combines a moist brownie with a sweet pumpkin pie and can pass for a cupcake. The sugary hybrid will give your taste buds the most delicious surprise ever.

25. Pumpkin cheesecake chocolate cups

Treat yourself to these scrumptious chocolate cups taken to the next level with a pumpkin cheesecake filling.

26. Pumpkin “cheesecake” mousse

For the flavor of a cheesecake without the sugar overload, try this yummy pumpkin mousse that tastes just like a slice of cheesecake.

27. Pumpkin pie bites

These mini pumpkin pies are the perfect grab-and-go sweet for the kids or a small indulgence when keeping away from a calorie overload.

28. Pumpkin dump cake

Dump a few cans of pumpkin puree and a box of yellow cake mix in a pan and create the best pile of sweets you’ve ever had.

29. Pumpkin whoopie pies

Bring out your inner cake boss with this step-by-step fall whoopie pie recipe and fill them with some delicious homemade cinnamon cream cheese.

30. Pumpkin chai blondies

These easy-to-make pumpkin chai blondies are sure to make you feel warm inside and ready for the fall season.

31. Pumpkin cheesecake bites

These bite size pumpkin cheesecake squares are perfect for a holiday party or for a sweet snack after dinner at home.

32. Pumpkin pie muddy buddies

Your kids will never suspect the pumpkin twist you’ve added to their favorite sweet snack and they’ll love these fall-flavored muddy buddies.

33. Pumpkin crème brulee with fresh ginger and cinnamon

If you’re looking to bring the festive feelings out in your family, try your hand at this creamy pumpkin crème brulee.


34. Pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Snuggle up on the couch and make this wonderful pumpkin spice hot chocolate that will keep you warm on a cold, autumn evening.

35. Pumpkin spice latte

Change up your morning routine with a fall-based pumpkin spice latte and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make — no barista required.

36. Pumpkin oatmeal smoothie

Stay healthy over the holidays with a pumpkin oatmeal smoothie that will make you forget that it’s actually good for you.

37. Pumpkin pie martini

For happy hour, shake up a pumpkin pie martini and celebrate all that you’re thankful for this season.