Anyone who knows me knows my obsession for pumpkin anything in the fall season. I am always looking for easy pumpkin recipes to crave my pumpkin addiction. Whether you are headed to a church group or need something to bring over to your friend’s house to watch the big game, these easy pumpkin recipes are simple but perfect choices!
Pumpkin is a great ingredient to work with for two reasons. The first reason being pumpkin is inexpensive. You can get a whole can of pure pumpkin for right under $2.00. The second reason pumpkin is wonderful to cook with is because it is so healthy.
A cup of pumpkin is right around 100 calories. Pumpkin is rich in fiber, it can boost your vision, and can promote a healthy complexion.
If you haven’t given pumpkin a try in a while, pick from one of these easy pumpkin recipes below to get you started! Your body and taste buds will thank you!
Easy Pumpkin Recipes
No matter your needs for a pumpkin-flavored dish, these recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot!
Pumpkin Recipes – Desserts
1. Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf
Found on Crazy for Crust
A little bit sweet, a lot of easy, this sweet pumpkin recipe is great for a dessert, but could serve for a unique and tasty appetizer, brunch food, and more!
2. Layered Pumpkin Dessert
Found on Lil Luna
A cross between a pudding, a pie, and a slice of heaven. I love the slightly salty, crunchy twist by giving it a light sprinkling of chopped nuts over top! With these pumpkin recipes, dessert for any fall occasion is going to be a big win!
3. Pumpkin Pie Twists
Found on Deliciously Sprinkled
It’s pumpkin pie, on the go! These would be a perfect choice for a fall birthday party treat since it’s so much easier than cutting and serving a cake!
4. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars
Found on Inside BruCrew Life
I always love a good sugar cookie! But being able to add that pumpkin flavor that I love so much in the fall? AMAZING!
5. Pumpkin Gingerbread Recipe
Found on Allrecipes
This might be one of the most perfect sweet pumpkin recipes because it can carry you through from September through Christmas! There’s nothing like pumpkin treats in the fall and gingerbread for Christmas, so why not just use this one go-to recipe to get you through it all!
6. Classic Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream
Found on GoodHousekeeping
What says “autumn” more than a solid, classic pumpkin pie? Try the fun flavor twist on this recipe with maple-flavored whipped cream! Yum!
This recipe also includes the maple whipped cream recipe for pumpkin pie, so go ahead and enjoy that part by itself or with another of these desserts!
7. Copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte
Found on GoodHousekeeping
You KNOW I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks when I can get one. But they’re SO pricey! I’m so glad I found this recipe to make them at home for a fraction of the cost!!!
8. Oat Pumpkin Muffins
Found on Pinch Of Yum
Gluten-free with oats to make dessert pumpkin recipes healthy (ish) AND it has chocolate chips? Sign me up!
9. Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
Found on Betty Crocker
You’re in a pinch. You need an easy pumpkin dessert with few ingredients. Are you sitting down? Cake mix, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. That’s it!
10. White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
Found on Taste of Home
OMG, how utterly decadent does this dessert look? This looks like the perfect way to celebrate the holidays in gourmet style!
Pumpkin Recipes For Dinner
1. Cheddar Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Found on Trial and Eater
Why leave pumpkin just to the desserts? Make a fall-tastic flavor with this savory pumpkin recipe!
2. Pumpkin Alfredo
Found on Yellow Bliss Road
For this one out of the best pumpkin recipes savory might not even cut it. It’s alfredo sauce with all the smoothness you want, but with a fraction of the calories of the traditional cream-based sauce!
3. 20 Minute Savoury Pumpkin Soup
Found on ExSloth
Calling for non-dairy milk and all vegetable and seasoning ingredients otherwise, this is the pumpkin recipes vegetarians will drool for! This one is a fun twist that instead of being more sweet and savory it has some good spice to it!
4. Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burger
Found on Peas and Crayons
Who says pumpkin recipes are only for desserts, soups, drinks, and sauces? How about a fall-flavored burger that will make grilling season feel like fall and fall feel like summer!
5. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili
Found from The Real Food Dietitians
Every year I eagerly away fall for 3 things: pumpkin recipes, football, and chili! Eating a bowl of this while watching the game is just about my ultimate autumn dream come true!
6. Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce
Found on Pinch of Yum
A beautiful merging of Italian food and my fall flavor obsession! I cannot even say how excited it makes me to find all these different pumpkin flavors to mix up our meal planning to match my favorite season!
7. Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce
Found on Gimme Some Oven
So let’s say you’re going all out and making the pumpkin puree from scratch for the other recipes on this list. What do you do with all those seeds??? Gotcha covered, with this tiny little addition to an already delicious recipe!
8. Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Found on A Beautiful Plate
But wait, you say you don’t know how to make the pumpkin puree yourself? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this fresh pumpkin recipe basically turned roast pumpkin recipe, and it’s honestly SO easy!
9. Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie
Found on Foodtastic Mom
A favorite classic but with an epic Thanksgiving-flavored makeover! This is such a great, simple healthy canned pumpkin recipe that you can use to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers with distinct style!
10. Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Curry with Spinach
Found on Marisa Moore
Most canned pumpkin soup recipes are more towards the consistency of tomato soup. Sometimes you just need something a little bit heartier. This seriously delicious and easy pumpkin recipe with few ingredients definitely fits that bill!
1. Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal
Found on Premeditated Leftovers
As a 5 ingredient pumpkin recipe, this is perfect for an easy fall breakfast, mixed with yogurt and chocolate chips for a healthy dessert, or modified to become the start of cookie dough! Oh, the amazing versatility of a good pumpkin recipe!
2. Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats
Found on Munchkins and the Military
We can’t forget about the dogs! If Charlie could eat human food, these would be a treat for him every day. Not only will the health benefits from pumpkin work on humans, dogs as well can benefit from a natural homemade dog treat.
You are in control of the ingredients going into the bodies of your pets. There is no better way than making dog treats yourself. These treats are cheaper than a box of natural dog treats in the store. Store them in an airtight container and they can last the majority of the fall with giving your pet one treat a day.
Make sure when you are out buying pumpkin for the easy pumpkin recipes above, you are making the right purchase. Be careful if a recipe calls for fresh pumpkin vs. plain canned pumpkin vs. pumpkin pie filling. They are different ingredients. You would not want to be adding pumpkin pie filling into your slow-cooker pumpkin chili!