If pie is what comes to mind when you think “pumpkin recipe,” think again. There’s a whole lot more! In fact, an entire range from sweet to savory, and for any time of day from breakfast to dinner, and snacks in between. Oh, and they’re not just for autumn either. A quick online search has pumpkin dishes, desserts, dressings, even drinks popping up well into the winter holidays!
So to make things easier for you, we selected a sampling of recipes for morning till night—focusing on those your family is sure to find yummy and have fun helping to make. These would be great to serve at year-end gatherings, to bring along to a potluck party, or to simply enjoy on a cozy day-in at home!
Pumpkin Recipes: On the Sweet Side
Three yummy ideas to wake up to on a chilly morning, enjoy with a mug of hot cocoa, or bring a meal to a sweet close.
1 – Easy Pumpkin Pancakes from The Novice Chef
The secret to the “easy” part? Boxed pancake mix and a can of pureed pumpkin. The result is fluffy, light pancakes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger flavors added.
2 – Easy Pumpkin Muffins from Pretty Simple Sweet
No mixer needed, yay! And the pumpkin spice mix of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon in moist muffins to enjoy all day.
3 – No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Sally’s Baking Addiction
A creamy, mousse-like filling in a crunchy gingersnap cookie crust. Absolutely no oven required—this dessert sets up in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin in Salads, Sides, and Snacks
There are a lot more where these came from. But these 3 recipes just look so delish and doable!
4 – Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts and Baby Spinach from Bake Play Smile
Such a flavorful and colorful way to get those veggies into a meal. Just look at those toppings tossed together!
5 – Savory Baked Pumpkin from Healthy Recipes
Pumpkin cubes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, chili powder, and garlic powder. Then, oven-baked till tender.
6 – Oven-baked Pumpkin Chips from Cookist
A healthy, crunchy snack you can make in minutes! Thin pumpkin slices seasoned with salt, oil and rosemary and baked in the oven till lightly browned.
There’s a Pumpkin in Your Soup…Dressing and Drinks!
And finally, here are liquid forms of pumpkin goodness to serve along with all of the above. Enjoy!
7 – Cream of Pumpkin Soup from Nestlé Recipes Caribbean
With a packaged “thick and spicy” soup as base, this starter dish combines pumpkin cubes, milk, thyme, scallions and pepper for a flavorful finish.
8 – Maple Pumpkin Autumn Salad Dressing from The Cookie Rookie
Perfect for your favorite mix of salad greens–a blend of pumpkin puree, cider vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic and fresh thyme with a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup.
9 – Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte from Inspired Taste
Better than store bought! Make this right at home with pumpkin puree, coffee, milk, and fall spices.
10 – Pumpkin Spice Tea from Tea Swan
Using the same blend of seasonal spices used in pies (cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger), create this hot, cozy drink with either black tea or an herbal tea, almond milk, and pumpkin syrup.
How’s that for versatility? So many ways that pumpkin can spice up your holiday gatherings from main dishes to sides to pumpkin favors and pumpkin spice gifts. As well as treats on family nights at home. We hope you found some new pumpkin picks!